Plane cushions found in search for missing Sala

first_imgInvestigators searching for a lost plane carrying Premier League footballer Emiliano Sala said on Wednesday an underwater search would begin after they found two seat cushions on the French coast that likely belonged to the aircraft.The 28-year-old Argentina-born forward had been en route from Nantes in western France with pilot David Ibbotson to make his debut for Welsh team Cardiff City when the plane disappeared over the English Channel on January 21.Britain’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said it was informed on Monday that part of a seat cushion had been found on a beach near Surtainville on the Cotentin Peninsula in northern France.A second cushion was found in the same area later that day.“From a preliminary examination, we have concluded that it is likely that the cushions are from the missing aircraft,” the AAIB said in a statement.Investigators said they now planned to launch an underwater seabed search for aircraft wreckage. Due to weather conditions, the search would start at the end of this weekend and take up to three days.“Based on a detailed assessment of the flight path and last known radar position, we have now identified a priority search area of approximately four square nautical miles,” they said.A remotely operated vehicle will be used to examine visually any wreckage found.A privately funded operation is also set to search for wreckage on Sunday and the AAIB said it was liaising closely with those involved.Rescuers scoured about 1,700 square miles after the single-engined Piper Malibu plane went missing but had failed to find a trace of the aircraft until now.The plane had been cruising at 5,000 feet when the pilot requested to descend to a lower altitude on passing Guernsey. It then lost radar contact at 2,300 feet.On Tuesday, Cardiff played their first game since Sala’s disappearance, a 2-1 Premier League defeat at Arsenal, where tributes were paid to the missing player and pilot. Some of the Cardiff players meanwhile are now scared to fly, defender Sol Bamba has said, adding the team was badly affected by the “unusual situation”.“We travel by plane and some of the lads have been thinking ‘I don’t want to go on it anymore’,” Bamba told the BBC.“The gaffer and the club have been good in terms of bringing someone in to talk to if we need to. And I think some of the lads do, they need to get it out.”Bamba, who knew Sala personally through his agent, said he discussed the move to Cardiff with the Argentine.“It is not just me finding it difficult, even though I had a personal connection to him,” Bamba added. “I don’t feel more sad than the other lads, everyone feels sad, the whole club.”last_img read more

Koy, Joel Banal forge new partnership built on trust

first_imgLATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite MOST READ China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak PSC comes to Lariba’s aid Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “He can say whatever he wants and I don’t mind. He’s a winning coach. He’s a winner and that’s why I won’t have a problem if he says a thing,” said Koy. “Our relationship, we grew up as best friends so we don’t have any hang-ups towards each other. I can say whatever I want and he can say whatever he wants because of our relationship and we can both accept that.”Though the roles are set, Koy made it clear that the system he has put in place allows everyone, including Joel, to share their inputs for the greater good of the team.READ: Batangas downs debuting Marinerong Pilipino“We put the boundaries. He assured me that this is my team and I run the system, and he’s just a supporting cast. But we made it a point that you can say whatever you want, and that goes even before because in the past, I encourage my assistants to get involved. I just told him to keep on sharing what’s on his mind,” he said.And the chance excites Koy, as he gets a chance to show his older brother the fundamentals he had absorbed from him while also integrating the experiences he had in their time away from each other.ADVERTISEMENT Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead PBA IMAGESIt had been 17 years in the making, but brothers Koy and Joel Banal are reunited once again in the sidelines, this time with Marinerong Pilipino.“I’m very comfortable with him and that’s why he’s with me. We are very comfortable with each other. I consider him not only as an elder brother but as mentor,” said Koy, the head coach for the PBA D-League newcomer.ADVERTISEMENT Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Yanson buses to keep operating despite legal battle The younger Banal didn’t hesitate to enlist the services of his older brother as a consultant, bringing memories of their partnership back with the Pasig Pirates in the now-defunct MBA.READ: Koy Banal makes coaching return as Seafarers face Batangas FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundA lot has changed in 17 years, with Koy and Joel going on separate ways and leading numerous teams to championships.But now, they find themselves on the same boat anew, rekindling the partnership which started way back to their childhood days. More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working “Aside from the xs and os, what I learned from him is the leadership, which came from his faith — our faith,” he said.For the elder Banal, he made it clear that he’s taking the back seat and allowing Koy to implement his system but still giving his brother pointers whenever he deems fit.“He’s a respected coach who has won a lot of championships and he knows how to win so I’m just here to support what he wants. I’m just adding pointers to him because I don’t want the players to be confused with our differing styles,” he said.Joel also believes that somewhere along the way, both their styles will find their way into the system but for now, the Seafarers have one voice to listen to as they gun for a spot in the quarterfinals in their maiden voyage in the PBA D-League.“I think at some point, our systems are going to criss-cross. But as of the moment, the team just have to hear one voice. At some point, it’s gonna bolt in. Hopefully, we have time and we can catch the bus going to the semis or quarters. That’s all we need, a chance to get to the playoffs,” he said.But for that to happen, Marinerong Pilipino must first find a way to build chemistry together.“Teamwork is what we lack at the moment, but we’ll get there,” said Joel. “Everyday, that’s our goal to get closer, to be solid, and to know each other. That’s the most important thing: knowing each other.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ View commentslast_img read more

NBA: Warriors forward Barnes avoids jail time after guilty plea

first_imgMagnitude 4.2 earthquake jolts Batangas Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Fil-German Standhardinger named to Gilas team set for SEA Games LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers drives to the basket against Shaun Livingston #34 and Matt Barnes #22 of the Golden State Warriors in the first quarter in Game 4 of the 2017 NBA Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on June 9, 2017, in Cleveland, Ohio. Barnes pleaded guilty Tuesday, June 27, 2017, to disorderly conduct but avoided jail time following a December incident at a New York nightclub. AFPNEW YORK, United States — Golden State Warriors forward Matt Barnes pleaded guilty Tuesday to disorderly conduct but avoided jail time following a December incident at a New York nightclub.Barnes was ordered to perform 10 days of community service and allowed to do the work in California. He was given until August 29, the next hearing date, to complete the work.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next New Queen: Hallasgo dethrones Tabal in Milo Marathon View comments 8 injured in foot bridge collapse in Negros Occidental During Golden State’s playoff run to the NBA title, Barnes came off the bench to appear in 12 games, totaling nine points, nine rebounds, seven assists and two steals.Charges came from an early morning incident involving Barnes when he was a member of the Sacramento Kings and former Kings star DeMarcus Cousins.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnVideo footage obtained by police appeared to show Barnes as the assailant of three people, with two women reported being choked by Barnes. Another man who ran to aid one of the women was sucker-punched.Cousins was accused of delivering the punch but was recently cleared of wrongdoing by police. MOST READ Australian Open: A look at Serena, other things to know Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet A civil suit has been filed against Barnes and Cousins by plaintiffs Jasmine Besiso and Myrone Powell. CBB Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Marck Espejo shines in triumphant Thailand debutlast_img read more

New German Envoy Received by Prez. Sirleaf

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf yesterday received Letters of Credence from the newly accredited German Ambassador to Liberia, Hubert Jager,on Tuesday at her Foreign Ministry Office in Monrovia, an Executive Mansion release has said. During the ceremony, President Sirleaf recalled that in 2007, the visit to Liberia by German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, was climaxed by a Roundtable discussion, which led to the Federal Republic of Germany’s assistance to Liberia through the European Union as well as the cancelation of Liberia’s huge debt owed the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank Group, the Paris Club, among others. President Sirleaf also recalled that during Liberia’s Poverty Reduction Strategy campaign in 2008, Germany also assisted Liberia in achieving that goal. She paid tribute to Germany’s role in the rehabilitation of the Mount Coffee Hydro Dam, which according to her, is expected to be commissioned in December.Apart from these supports, Liberia is also grateful to Germany for its Agro-based Program responsible for building farm-to-market roads and the construction of local bridges across the country over the years, she indicated.She acknowledged the contributions of Germany backed by the support of other countries during the Ebola crisis, noting particularly when others were closing their Embassies here the German Embassy in Liberia remained open.For his part, Ambassador, Jager informed President Sirleaf that the German Government is committed to further deepening the already strong ties between Liberia and Germany at both bilateral levels, involving the partnership between Liberia and the European Union.Liberia and Germany will strengthen regular contacts at the governmental and civil society levels, which cover human rights, global issues and other topics of mutual interest, “assuring you of my intention to do my very best to cement the ties of our two countries and peoples,” Ambassador Jager noted.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Good Samaritan leads the way in Region 5

first_imgDear Editor,On Tuesday, June 4, pensioners living in Blairmont and neighbouring villages finally got some much-needed relief from the rain and blistering sun, and can now rest their weary legs while waiting at the Blairmont Post Office to cash their Old Age Pension vouchers.On June 10, I wrote a letter in the press in support of two previous letters, denouncing the undignified manner in which our senior citizens are treated every month at many post offices nationwide as they wait patiently for long, exhausting hours to collect the ,000 subsistence given by the government.I then called upon the Guyana Post Office Corporation (GPOC) to provide a more reliable, hassle-free service to our most vulnerable, our elderly. Today, I’m pleased that a Good Samaritan and native of Blairmont, Nowrang Persaud, undertook this noble initiative and erected a permanent shed with wooden benches adjoining the front of the Blairmont Post Office with the blessing and approval of the GPOC.At a small opening ceremony attended by GPOC Postmistress General Karen Brown; Area Manager Balkarran Kissoon; PRO Telesha Whyte and Region 5 Vice-Chairman, Rion Peters, an overview of the project was given by Persaud, who had so far spent 0,000 of his own savings, and called for other civic-minded persons in the business community to replicate this initiative in other parts of the country.But while we appreciate this initiative, it is unfair and unrealistic to expect the business community, which is under undue pressure in a declining economy, to undertake the responsibilities of government.Our private sector is already burdened with high taxes, a struggling economy, high interest rates and lack of government incentives needed to promote growth and job-creation.I was also pleased with the commitment given by the GPOC Postmistress Genera to undertake additional improvements to the facility to prevent flooding and to provide a wheelchair ramp to the entrance of the Blairmont Post Office as is required by the Persons with Disabilities Act of 2010 – Section 28 (1).Our senior citizens deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.Yours faithfully,Harry GillMember of Parliament(PPP/C)last_img read more

Hong Kong name squad for Kenya Tour

first_img0Shares0000Hong Kong line up ahead of the 2016 test against the Simbas at the RFUEA Ground.NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 12 – Head coach Leigh Jones has named a 28 man squad for Hong Kong’s tour of Kenya ahead of their two international test matches against Simbas at the RFUEA Grounds.The Dragons, who are scheduled to arrive in Nairobi on Friday August 18, will face off against the Simbas on Sunday August 20 and Saturday August 26. The squad includes Liam Owens, Matt Roslee and Mike Parfitt who all earned their first caps in last year’s 34-10 loss to the Kenyans in Nairobi as well as eight other players namely Alex Ng Wai Shing, Ben Higgins, Fin Field, Jack Parfitt, Jamie Tsang, Nick Hewson, Tyler Spitz and Tony Wong Ho – yeung who all were part of last year’s travelling party.Hong Kong squad to KenyaAlex Ng Wai Shing, Benjamin Higgins, Callum McFeat Smith, Daniel Barlow, Dayne Jans, Evi Saua, Fin Field, Jack Parfitt, James Christie, James Cunningham, Jamie Tsang, Kyle Sullivan, Lex Rauca, Liam Galleher, Liam Owens, Liam Slatem, Marcus Ramage, Matthew Lamming, Matthew Roslee, Michael Parfitt, Nicholas Hewson, Pierce Mackinlay-West, Robert Keith, Sam Purvis, Sebastien Alfonsi, Thomas Lamobley, Tyler Spitz, Tony Wong Ho-yeung  Management: Leigh Jones (Head Coach), Andrew Hall, Craig Hammond, Mark Fatialofa (Assistant Coaches), Luke Davey (Strength & Conditioning), Chris Davies (Analyst), Amanda O’Reilly (Physiotherapist), Seth Chan (Physio Assistant)By Kenya Rugby-0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Car thief search prompts temporary closure of San Diego Freeway

first_imgA police search this morning for a car thief prompted the CHP to shut down all southbound lanes on the San Diego (405) Freeway between Nordhoff Street and the Ronald Reagan (118) Freeway, causing traffic for a while to be backed up for about a mile and a half. Officials said the lanes have been reopened, but the freeway’s Nordhoff onramp and offramp remain closed. Authorities haven’t yet released details about the crime attributed to the suspect being sought. For up-to-date news and observations on crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Man United target Gianluigi Donnarumma ‘worth €170m’, according to agent

first_imgManchester United target Gianluigi Donnarumma will become the world’s most expensive goalkeeper in the future, according to his agent Mino Raiola.The 16-year-old has made six Serie A appearances for AC Milan this season and is being widely tipped to become Italy’s new ‘Gianluigi Buffon’.United have been keeping a close eye on Donnarumma’s development and want to sign the teenager before he starts featuring more regularly at the San Siro.However, Raiola has put an unrealistic price tag on his young client in order to highlight his potential.“Donnarumma is like Modigliani [a famous Italian painter] and is worth €170m,” he told Sport.“He has a great future ahead of him and is an amazing guy, who is liked by all.“He is still very young, but can become a champion player.” 1 16-year-old AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma last_img read more

Saugus has a reason to believe

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson “They’re a good team,” San Fernando coach Francis Melendez said afterward. The Tigers are no slouch. The defending Valley Mission league champions are the Daily News’ top-ranked team and have held opponents to 11 goals through 17 games. “We know they definitely controlled the tempo in the first half,” Groller said. “But the second half, we definitely had some opportunities. We made them sweat. Their coach even told me after the game we made them work. We were pounding on the door. “To do as well as we did at the tournament, it’s something good for us to take into league. We got off to sort of a slow start to the season, but we had injuries and things, and now I think we’re coming around.” Among those playing in pain at the Hart tournament was leading scorer Kyle Ernsberger, who has been bothered much of the season by an ankle injury. Midfielder Nick Chang also hurt his ankle. Midfielder Larry Guizer tried to play through back problems, but he missed a few games and sat out the second half of the final. Last week, the Saugus High boys’ soccer team was clinging to a .500 record. This week, the Centurions head into Foothill League play brimming with confidence. Saugus, which is not at full strength, was a surprise finalist in last week’s Hart tournament. If the Centurions can keep that momentum with their lineup intact, they have good reason to believe they’ll be in the hunt for a league title. “We definitely are taking that as an indication of what we can do the rest of the season,” Saugus coach Seth Groller said of his team’s second-place finish at a tournament that included league rivals Hart, Valencia and Canyon. The Centurions lost 2-0 in the final against San Fernando, but they were within a goal of the City Section power most of the game. This despite two players being out of town for the holidays and several others playing through injuries or sidelined by injuries. The Tigers’ final goal was scored in the 76th minute, after Saugus pulled a defender to put an extra man up front. The Centurions have had a week off to recuperate after playing five games in three days, and Groller says everyone is healthy and ready to go as league play begins. Saugus (7-5-2) faces Burroughs of Burbank (7-2-2) in its Foothill opener. Third time’s the charm: Saugus and Quartz Hill have met three times this season, and each rematch brought better results for the Centurions. After Quartz Hill won 5-1 in a Dec. 8 nonleague match, the teams tied 1-1 during pool play at the Hart tournament. They met again in the tournament semifinals, and Saugus won, 2-0. Welcome: Today’s league openers mark the Foothill debut of several coaches. Hart’s Robert Ramirez and Saugus’ Groller are in their first seasons as head coach after tenures as assistants. Khris Savage is in his first season at Canyon. Tony Scalercio takes over as Valencia’s head coach after coaching the Vikings’ girls’ team. Progress: Valencia’s 3-1 consolation-round victory over La Salle of Pasadena equaled the Vikings’ win total of last season. Valencia’s lone in 2004-05 was by forfeit. Heather Gripp, (818) 713-3607 heather.gripp@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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first_imgMail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! FRIDAY Temescal Canyon Nature Walk, 10 a.m., Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades. $7 per family. Call (310) 998-1151. Feast of San Gennaro Italian Festival through Sunday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Hawthorne Boulevard between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive, Hollywood. Free. Call (818) 508-0082. L.A. Korean Festival through Sunday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Seoul International Park, 3250 San Marino St., Los Angeles. Free. Call (213) 487-9696. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsInternational Family Film Festival through Sept. 30, 4-10 p.m., Regal Grand Palace Theater, Valencia Town Center, 24435 Town Center Drive. General admission $7. Call (661) 257-3131. Redondo Beach Lobster Festival through Sunday, 5-11 p.m., Seaside Lagoon, 200 Portofino Way. $10. Call (310) 937-5555. Back To School Bash, 6-9 p.m., The Paseo Club, 27650 Dickason Drive, Valencia. Call (661) 257-0044, Ext. 114. St. Bridget and Sweden Fall Festival through Sunday, 6-11 p.m., St. Bridget and Sweden School, 7120 Whitaker Ave., Van Nuys. Free. Call (818) 785-4422. Trail to the Stars Night Hike, 8-10 p.m., Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades. Bring blanket, water, jacket and flashlight. $5 parking fee. Call (310) 454-1395, Ext 106. last_img read more