Brazil and France Continue Huge Search Operation for AF447 Remains

first_imgBy Dialogo June 09, 2009 RECIFE, June 8, 2009 (AFP) – A huge operation that includes aircraft and ships from Brazil and France continued searching for the bodies of the Air France plane’s occupants that disappeared over the Atlantic a week ago with 228 people aboard, Aeronautics and the Brazilian Navy reported. Patrols covered approximately 10,000 square kilometers in the Atlantic Ocean. On land, a huge contingent worked tirelessly to coordinate the data collected during reconnaissance flights, search planning, and the recovery of aircraft fragments. This is a summary of the methods employed in the operation: BY AIR – 12 Brazilian Aircrafts: Three Hercules aircrafts from the Brazilian Air Force (FAB), four Bandeirante aircrafts (two for maritime patrol, one for reconnaissance, and another as personnel carrier), two Amazon planes and an R-99 (equipped with radar and infrared equipment). Also, a Black Hawk helicopter and a Super Puma, both from the FAB. In total, more than 150 people are operating these aircrafts. – Two aircrafts from the French Air Force: a Falcon 50 operating from Brazilian bases, and an Breguet-Atlantique aircraft from Senegal are also involved in the searches. BY SEA – Five ships from the Brazilian Navy: The patrol ship “Guaiba” (29 men), the “Constitucao” and “Bosisio” frigates (209 and 239 men, respectively), the “Caboclo” sloop (64 sailors) and the ship-tank “Gastón Motta ” (capable of carrying 600 tons of fuel; 121 men). – A French Navy ship, the frigate “Ventôse.” France has already announced the dispatch of a nuclear-powered submarine, the “Emeraude,” to help search the area. BASES OF OPERATIONS AND LOGISTICS – Main Control Center: CINDACTA III (Third Integrated Center of Air Defense and Air Traffic Control), in the town of Recife, Pernambuco (northeast). A “Crisis Room” was created to control the joint operations of the Navy and Air Force. It centralizes all available information. – Secondary Center (used for search aircraft takeoffs): Air Base of Natal (Rio Grande do Norte). – Auxiliary Center: An airport in Fernando de Noronha Island (the main island of the archipelago of the same name, about 350 kilometers from the Brazilian coast). The airport received personnel reinforcements and various refrigeration equipment, including one for body storage. – The Legal Medical Institute of Recife (coroner) has prepared a special team to receive the victims’ bodies. The magnitude of the staff involved will depend on the number of bodies. Eventually, the units could be used at the Military Hospital in Recife. – The Federal Police in Recife sent a team of expert jurists and fingerprint clerks to Fernando de Noronha for early identification efforts. ATTENTION TO FAMILIES – Family assistance for relatives in Brazil is headquartered in a hotel in the area west of Rio de Janeiro, with a team that includes physicians, psychologists, lawyers, and a priest. A team of volunteers specially trained by the French Air France landed last week to help the families.last_img read more

Syracuse’s defense helps it to 3rd in the nation

first_img Published on March 27, 2019 at 12:12 am Contact Kaci: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ Last season, when Kerry Defliese prepared for her sophomore season, Regy Thorpe presented her with a change. Defliese had redshirted her freshman campaign due to a concussion. So while practicing defensive drills, the associate head coach approached her.“Do you want to play defense?” Defliese remembered he said.Defliese had a history with the position at Garden City (N.Y.) High School. And at SU, her oldest sister, Caitlin, helped Thorpe coach the defenders. Defliese, then a midfielder, welcomed the challenge. “Sure, I’ll do whatever you need me to do,” Defliese answered.During her first season as a defender, Defliese, along with Alexa Radziewicz and Ella Simkins who also moved from midfield, anchored No. 3 Syracuse’s (10-2, 3-1 Atlantic Coast) defense, SU head coach Gary Gait said. The three started all 19 games for SU, and Simkins was first on the team in caused turnovers (18) while Defliese and Radziewicz were tied for second with 15 apiece.But, the defense was Syracuse’s weakest link — ranked 91st in the country for scoring defense — in its first losing season in program history. Now, the defense is causing turnovers and keeping opposing teams from going on scoring runs. They’re the part of the team Gait attributes SU’s wins.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Kerry and Ella both embraced their roles on defense,” Radziewicz said. “They made the transition very well.”Anna Henderson | Digital Design EditorAgainst then-No. 12 Notre Dame on Sunday, Defliese and Syracuse’s backline led the second-half comeback — Syracuse had let up eight goals and 13 shots on goal in the previous frame. At halftime, the defense talked about guarding Maddie Howe, the Notre Dame attack who had six first-half points. SU zoned in and limited Howe to just one in the second frame as the rest of the unit blanketed UND’s attack.Three of Syracuse’s four starting defenders are juniors. And while Defliese and Simkins lacked experience, the unit developed together, Radziewicz said. They’ve built trust and stronger communication skills to know where each other are on the field at all times.They’ve made some technical changes as well. The backline prioritized one-on-one situations and gauged when to charge a ball handler. The added pressure brought Syracuse from 96th in caused turnovers last year to 33rd.Each of the upperclassmen brings something to the defense as well, Radziewicz said. Simkins gets backchecks and causes a lot of turnovers. She is tied for first in the team as a result. Defliese brings aggression to the field and is able to get good “bumps,” first contact with a ball handler. As for Radziewicz, she prides herself on the ability to handle any attack’s dodge.TJ Shaw | Staff PhotographerAgainst Notre Dame, Defliese’s aggression slowed the game late in the second half. The Fighting Irish cleared the ball and rushed the net, but Defliese switched to guard the immediate threat. Her gamble caused the player to run behind the net and toe the endline.After most games this season, Gait’s credited his defense. After the eventual 10-9 win on March 24, he didn’t waver.“(The defense) were the stars of the game today,” Gait said on Feb. 12 after beating Binghamton, 15-5.“The defense had a great second half,” he said after it held Notre Dame to one goal in the second half of SU’s 10-9 victory.“Again, my hat goes off to the defense who just played amazing,” he said once the Orange beat Virginia, 16-11.A veteran group has bounced back after a 2018 campaign proved the defense as Syracuse’s weakest link. Now, the defense has in part lifted the Orange past five ranked teams and to their highest ranking since 2016. Commentslast_img read more

You will qualify in the next AFCON – Hon Kadaga assures Uganda Cranes

first_img Tags: AFCONKadagatopUganda Cranes Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga said she is confident that Uganda Cranes will qualify in the next AFCON. (PHOTO/File)KAMPALA– The Speaker of Parliament, Hon Rebecca Kadaga has sent a message to the Uganda cranes, congratulating them upon their brilliant participation at the on-going Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament 2019.“On behalf of the Uganda Parliament, I take this opportunity to commend you upon your performance at the AFCON 2019,” the Speaker wrote.Hon. Kadaga said that it is a great achievement that after a 30-years-absence on the continental scene, the team has been able to qualify for the AFCON finals both in 2017 and 2019.She also added that the Cranes have moved a step higher because they managed to reach the last 16 where they played against Senegal, which she termed as a ‘strong’ team.“Indeed to hold a very experienced team like Senegal which featured in the World Cup is a testimony of your capacity and tenacity,” She acknowledged.The Speaker wished the team well and said she is confident that theu will qualify for the next AFCON in 2021 and go beyond the round of 16.The Uganda Cranes team that participated in AFCON 2019. (PHOTO/File)The Uganda Cranes returned to the country on Monday morning and went on to met His Excellency President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni at his residence in Entebbe.The President organized this function to also congratulate the team for their performance at the AFCON.Uganda was eliminated at the round of 16 on Friday night following a 0-1 loss to Senegal.This was the first time that the Cranes have made it out of the group stage since reaching and losing the final in 1978.Their record at AFCON 2019 stands as; Played 4, Won 1, Drew 1 and lost two. The team scored three goals and conceded five.In their first game, Emmanuel Okwi and Patrick Kaddu both scored as they overcame DR Congo 2-0.They then went on to draw 1-1 with Zimbabwe, a game that saw Okwi score his second goal of the competition.Up next was a date with the hosts-Egypt which ended in a 0-2 loss in a game that many thought Uganda did not deserve to lose after an impressive display throughout the 90 minutes.By the end of the group stages, Uganda ranked second in Group A with 4 points, five behind leaders Egypt.The Cranes finished second in Group A to qualify for the round of 16.They subsequently qualified for the round of 16 where they faced off with Senegal but Liverpool’s Sadio Mane ensured their journey did not continue as he scored the only goal of the day, thus eliminating Sebastien Desabre’s side.Comments last_img read more

Brand South Africa introduces the Constitution to students from Georgia State University

first_imgBrand South Africa today brought together MBA students from Georgia State University in the United States and the Bokamoso Youth Entrepreneurship and Mentorship programme in KZN to experience South Africa’s journey towards becoming a constitutional democracy. At the same time, Brand South Africa introduced the South African nation brand and its competitive strengths to the students.Johannesburg, Friday 12 August 2016 – Brand South Africa today hosted students from Georgia State University in the United States as well as the Bokamoso Youth Entrepreneurship and Mentorship programme in KwaZulu-Natal.Brand South Africa’s engagement with students comes within the context of its mandate to manage the country’s reputation and position the South African nation brand as globally competitive.In telling the South African story, Brand South Africa leveraged the 20th anniversary of the Constitution to host the students at the historic Constitution Hill which outlines the country’s journey towards being a constitutional democracy.In addition, students were hosted at the Nelson Mandela Foundation where they were introduced to the former President’s efforts to ensure that South Africa would overcome its history and move towards non-racialism, non-sexism and equality.Young people are important change agents and must be invested in to ensure they are able to play their part to strengthen the nation brand.  Equally important is for young people the world over to know the South African story which has been able to inspire the global community with its ability to embrace forgiveness and transcend a brutal past.Follow the conversation on #SANationBrand.For more information or to set up interviews, please contact Tsabeng NthiteTel: +27 11 712 5061Mobile: +27 (0) 76 371 6810Email:[email protected] Visit www.brandsouthafrica.comlast_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — February 7, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest 180207_RyanMartinYet another snow system is crossing the state this today. Snows do not look overly impressive to the north and west, and we are leaving snow totals at a coating to 2 inches in NW Ohio. The strongest snows run through a widening channel centered on a line from Cincinnati to just north of Wheeling. In that area we can see easily 2-5 inches of snow, and perhaps more on the eastern side of the state. We also think we need to bend the bigger accumulations up into NE Ohio too, thanks to some lake enhancement. All told, most of the state sees snow this morning through midafternoon, and some of us will see a significant amount. Everything is done by mid to late afternoon, and we even expect sun to come out over western Ohio as the day wears on.High pressure drifts over Indiana overnight tonight and will set up over southeast Indiana and southwest OH by tomorrow morning. This will bring colder air back, and we do expect some spotty subzero temps tomorrow morning, mostly in NW parts of the stateOur next snow event for Friday has shifted farther north. The best snows Friday spread across MI, but we think we have to keep snow in the forecast for far northern Ohio, and particularly action near or over the lake. Most of what we are keeping an eye out on will be north of US 20, but clouds and the odd bit of snow can drift down closer to US 30. Still, most of the state stays dry for Friday, and we actually see some pretty good warming for most of Ohio. Temps can be freezing or above all the way up to near US 20, and sun will be a dominant player south of I-70.However, we do not escape the snows. What Mother Nature takes out for Friday, she puts in for Saturday overnight and Sunday. We now see a much stronger secondary wave coming for that period, 1-4 inches of snow to 90% of the state. We see much heavier snows to the west and north, so we really dodge a bit of a bullet here, but still, it is more snow for later in the weekend that we had been looking for. This is a new wrinkle. Previously, we had been looking at most moisture coming out in a warm front scenario on Friday, and little action with the cold frontal passage. In fact, the cold front was not as dramatic in terms of temperature change. This change moves the best precipitation to the cold front passage for the last half of the weekend. It also can lead to a larger coverage area for snow.Bitter cold air is in for Monday. We expect subzero temps over most of the northern half to northwest quadrant of the state Monday morning. A slow moderation in temps comes for Tuesday, although temps stay chilly. Then Wednesday we see normal to above normal temps statewide, with most of the state above freezing for highs. Clouds are in for next Thursday, and we can’t rule out scattered light snow showers for next Thursday night (the 15th) into Friday, although the best chances for snow may be limited to the northern half to third of the state.The extended forecast is unchanged, with only 1 threat of precipitation coming for the 19th into the 20th. The system still looks strong, and we think we can see up to 1.5” of liquid equivalent precipitation.last_img read more

Busmen ground Aguilas; Stallion, Global escape

first_imgDavao got a late consolation goal from Harry Sawyer in the first minute of second half stoppage time as the Aguilas lost for the ninth time this season.Despite acquiring veterans Phil and James Younghusband, Simone Rota, Matthew Hartmann and Jason De Jong during the transfer window, victory has remained elusive for the Aguilas, who only have six points from 15 matches.The Busmen have played six games less than Meralco Manila, which was held to a goalless draw by Global Cebu also on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentscenter_img LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Over at Biñan Football Stadium, Stallion Laguna striker Jess Melliza continued his scoring run as he fired the only goal that lifted Laguna past JPV Marikina.The fleet-footed lefty from La Paz, Iloilo, beat JPV goalkeeper Nelson Gasic from a tight angle in the 77th minute to push Stallion closer to JPV with 26 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutChristiaens found Fernando Rodriguez at the far post for a close-range strike in 19th minute, before punctuating the win with a clinical goal off the counterattack three minutes from time.Spanish midfielder Bienvenido Marañon was also on the scoresheet, firing home from just inside the box in the 50th minute. Defender Jeffrey Christiaens scored a goal and assisted on another as AFC Cup Asean zone champion Ceres-Negros kept the retooled Davao Aguilas winless with a 3-1 victory on Saturday in the Philippines Football League at Rizal Memorial Stadium.Returning to PFL action just four days after their elimination in the interzone semifinals of the AFC Cup, the Busmen played with verve and urgency as they collected their ninth win of the season to hike their tally to 28 points for fourth spot.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Arellano, TIP collide LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Team Yellow tames Blue in PVL All-Star

first_imgSwimmer Taguinod heads PSC-Batang Pinoy prized finds Team Yellow repulsed Blue’s rally in the decider as it hacked out a 25-16, 20-25, 25-22, 23-25, 15-9 decision in the Premier Volleyball League All-Star Game Sunday night.League organizer Sports Vision and ABS CBN’s S+A Channel put up the exhibition game, including the women’s All Star being played at presstime, to highlight the PVL’s successful inaugural season and raise funds for the Hero Foundation.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion “The Hero Foundation is thankful. I am an enlisted personnel and we are really thankful to the PVL because this will really help the families of soldiers,” said Team Yellow coach and staff sergeant Vhyl Verayo of Air Force Special Services Group.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Read Next PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READlast_img read more

Thirdy Ravena shrugs off vicious dunk vs UST, wins bet with dad

first_imgLATEST STORIES “It was just fortunate that [Ikeh] got the offensive rebound, and I saw that no one was guarding the middle area of the zone. It was a good pass by Ikeh, that’s it.”After throwing it down, Ravena celebrated and pointed three fingers to the general direction of the audience behind one of the rims at Smart Araneta Coliseum.As it turned out, Ravena was gesturing to his father Bong, whom he has a running bet with this season.“My dad and I have a bet,” said Ravena in Filipino. “That every time I get a dunk he’ll give me P3,000.”ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThirdy Ravena had already built a reputation as one of the most athletic collegiate players in the country today.He’s often regarded as the more athletic of the Ravena brothers, and that is no disservice to his brother Kiefer. And on Saturday, the senior Blue Eagle showed off his hops.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort In the latter stages of Ateneo’s 102-83 win over University of Santo Tomas, Ravena produced arguably the season’s best dunk. After Chibueze Ikeh grabbed the offensive rebound with 2:25 left in the fourth, he found a cutting Ravena, who jammed the ball with such ferocity it might have turned the Growling Tigers to purring kitties.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutA dunk so vicious should be ingrained into anyone’s memory, but Ravena said it was all part of a normal basketball motion.“It just happened,” said Ravena who finished with 20 points, eight rebounds, and seven assists. Green Archers lock up top two, blow out Bulldogs Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View commentslast_img read more

Lewandowski ignoring Real Madrid rumours

first_imgTransfers Lewandowski vows to ignore Real Madrid rumours and focus on Bayern Chris Burton 18:10 2/19/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Robert Lewandowski Getty Images Transfers Real Madrid Bayern München Bundesliga Primera División Robert Lewandowski Lionel Messi Cristiano Ronaldo The prolific Poland international striker is aware of the speculation surrounding his future, but has learned to turn a deaf ear to it down the years Robert Lewandowski has reiterated his full commitment to Bayern Munich as he continues to ignore links to Real Madrid.The prolific Poland international is among those who continue to be mentioned as possible additions during a summer overhaul at Santiago Bernabeu.AdChoices广告He has figured on the Real radar for some time, with the La Liga giants forever in the market for players of his pedigree. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Lewandowski has, however, batted away transfer talk at regular intervals and claims to be paying no attention to the latest round of rumours heading towards the summer window.He told Kicker when quizzed on his future once again: “At the moment I do not worry about it.”If I was to think about this speculation as a Bayern player, it would not be good for me because I would not be focused on my job here.”I’m a Bayern player and I want to give everything here first.”Real already boast one of the finest frontmen on the planet on their books, in the form of five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo.Lewandowski is, however, a different kind of goalscorer, with the former Borussia Dortmund man eager to point out that Ronaldo and his eternal rival at Barcelona, Lionel Messi, have life a little easier as forwards, rather than out-and-out strikers.The 29-year-old added: “It’s sometimes more difficult for a centre-forward because he often stands with his back to the goal, holding the ball, watching what can happen.”Turning around with it’s easier, when you have everything in front of you.”Lewandowski’s predatory instincts will be back on show in midweek when Bayern take on Besiktas in the last-16 of the Champions League.The German giants are heavily fancied to progress to the quarter-finals, and their star striker says success in the competition should come as no surprise.He added: “It would not be a sensation if Bayern won the Champions League. But it might get harder in the future when you see what’s going on in the other leagues.”The Bundesliga must be careful that it retains four qualifying positions. It would be good if next to Bayern and Dortmund, a third team would be constantly represented in the Champions League.”last_img read more

10 months agoNuno upbeat in Liverpool defeat: Wolves can’t think about table

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Nuno upbeat in Liverpool defeat: Wolves can’t think about tableby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves boss Nuno was frustrated after their 2-0 defeat at home to Liverpool.Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk scored for the Reds as they stay top of the table for Christmas.Nuno lamented, “We started the game well, chances for both teams. We didn’t maintain the consistency through the game. The start of the second half is not good. Better decisions or composure we could have harmed a very good team.”The boys worked very hard and it’s difficult to play against Liverpool especially when they’re in front.”We deserved one goal at least. We have to now rest.”I’m happy because of the way we work and pass the moments football gives. We are consistent – the table doesn’t mean anything.” last_img read more