Cracked window forces Southwest flight diversion

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(CLEVELAND) — A Southwest Airlines plane was diverted Wednesday after a crack was reported in one of its windows, the airline confirmed to ABC News.Southwest Flight 957, scheduled to fly from Chicago, Illinois, to Newark, New Jersey, was diverted to Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport and landed “without incident,” according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), who said they’re investigating the incident.There were no injuries reported among the 76 passengers, who will now be flown to Newark on a new aircraft, Southwest told ABC News. There were no reports of cabin depressurization and “initial indications” show the crack only appeared on the external pane of the window, the airline said, noting that the window has multiple panes.The Boeing 737-700 “has been taken out of service for maintenance review,” Southwest said in a statement.Social media images show cracks streaking across what’s apparently the same window. Hirsch Chinn, a passenger on the flight, told ABC News other passengers on board quickly changed seats upon discovering the cracked window.“Crew was fabulous,” Chinn added in reference to the flight’s staff.This incident comes a day after President Donald Trump honored the crew of another Southwest flight that made an emergency landing two weeks ago in Philadelphia. On that flight, Southwest 1380, passenger Jennifer Riordan died after an engine exploded mid-flight and a window was blown out.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Read More..

Suspect in Mall of America balcony toss pleads guilty

first_imgBloomington, Minn. Police(BLOOMINGTON, Minn.) —  The man who threw a 5-year-old boy over a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America, leaving the child alive but with serious injuries, has pleaded guilty.Emmanuel Aranda, 24, agreed to a plea deal that included a sentence of 19 years in prison, according to ABC affiliate KSTP.The boy, who has only been identified by his first name, Landen, was thrown off the balcony if the Minnesota mall on April 12.The boy is now out of critical condition.Aranda was charged with first-degree premeditated attempt to commit murder.According to a probable cause document, Aranda told investigators he was “looking for someone to kill, but it did not ‘work out.’”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img

Read More..

Cash injection for Japanese studies

first_imgThe University has received a £2.5 million boost for studies of Modern Japan. Oxford has been chosen as one of 13 UK Universities to receive the funding from The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and The Nippon Foundation, a Tokyo-based private grant making body.The cash will be used to create a Career Development Fellowship, the Sasakawa Lectureship, which will be held jointly between the Department of Sociology and the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies.Dr Ian Neary, Director of the Nissan Institute, said, “This generous support from the Sasakawa Foundation will fill an important gap in the teaching of social sciences at Oxford by enabling us to appoint someone able to work on key issues troubling Japanese society.” The Earl of St Andrews, Chairman of the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, said, “Japan remains the world’s second largest economy and one of the UK’s most important partners for both trade and investment. Expertise in Japanese language and in the country’s economy, culture, history and politics will remain essential if the British-Japanese relationship is to prosper and British interests in relation to Japan are to be safeguarded.”last_img read more

Read More..

Female college footballers “don’t need referees”

first_imgOxford University Association Football Club (OUAFC) prioritises referees for mens’ college football matches over womens’, a leaked email has revealed.In an email sent to college football team captains, OUAFC’s Sabbatical Officer stated that referees will be allocated to individual games by hierarchy. Both men’s JCR and MCR games are now given automatic preference over women’s matches.Senior association official Louise Nolan, President of the OUAFC women’s committee, has downplayed the move, saying “women’s college football doesn’t need referees.”Speaking on the policy, Nolan told Cherwell: “We don’t play at a level where we are aggressive and dishonest; we play for enjoyment and don’t need a professional person in an unbiased position making decisions which are disputable.”The Association currently has a pool of around ten referees to choose from every week. It has been claimed that women’s matches are a lower priority because they are often played at the weekend, whereas men traditionally play on weekdays.The OUAFC Sabbatical officer who sent the email, Omar Mohsen, told Cherwell: “I can only speculate as to why the current order of priority exists, but one reason for why men’s JCR matches are more likely to be assigned referees is that they are spread across the course of a week, whereas women’s matches all usually take place on Sundays.“Encouragingly though, the weekend of the 28-29 of October will see the first time that a full division of women’s football will be professionally refereed.“This is a step in the right direction, and hopefully a landmark moment in women’s football reaching equal status to men’s football in Oxford.”The former captain of Worcester College women’s football club, Caitlin Kelly, said: “Luckily for us at Worcester the women’s football club is highly respected by the college community, and the mens’ teams.“This means we are often able to find male players to voluntarily referee for us.“However, we really should not have to rely on the goodwill of our friends to be able to run a football match that has an equal status to a mens’ match, and self-refereeing has occasionally caused disputes in match situations.”The Social Secretary of the Hertford-Keble women’s football club (‘Hertble’), Annie Simm, told Cherwell: “It’s unbelievable that women’s firsts come so low down the pecking order for referees, and disgraceful that women’s football is generally categorised lower than the men’s.“This is a wider issue of blatant discrimination. It’s what prevents new interest, and antiquated attitudes need to change.”last_img read more

Read More..

Ocean City Emergency Management Statement as of Oct. 1

first_imgStorm surf batters the beach and dunes at Fifth Street at high tide on Thursday, Oct. 1.The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Warning for our area. Moderate to major coastal flooding is likely for the next few high tide cycles.High tide along the bay front will occur at the following times:Thursday at 11:26 pmFriday at 11:52 amSaturday 12:50 pmSome areas may experience flooding prior to the time of high tide and for several hours past the time of high tide.Persons in areas of Ocean City that typically experience flooding during storm events should plan to move their vehicles to higher ground.Very heavy rainfall along with strong gusty winds can be expected through Saturday.This weather system is in advance of any possible impacts from Hurricane Joaquin later in the weekend.The Ocean City Office of Emergency Management recommends that residents, business owners and visitors closely monitor weather conditions and forecasts over the next several days in order to stay informed about the possible effects of two significant events.The Ocean City Beach Patrol is not guarding any beaches in Ocean City. We are currently experiencing very rough surf and there is a strong probability of dangerous rip tides in the ocean. All residents and visitors are strongly discouraged from entering the ocean. Water conditions are extremely dangerous.Residents, visitors and business owners are encouraged to make appropriate storm preparations. Remove or secure loose objects on porches and around properties in anticipation of high winds.All Hobie Cat / Sailboat owners are requested to remove their boats from the beach immediately.Boat owners are reminded to properly secure their boats or remove them from the water.Contractors are requested to properly secure all work sites. Remove all loose debris and materials that may become a problem in the event of high winds or flooding.The Ocean City Office of Emergency Management recommends that residents, business owners and visitors closely monitor weather conditions and forecasts over the next several days in order to stay informed about the possible effects of two significant events.Information from the National Weather Service is available on line at: www.weather.gov/phi.For further information please tune in to the City’s Government Access Channel (Channel 97 on the Comcast Cable System) or visit: www.ocnj.us.— From Ocean City Emergency Management at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1last_img read more

Read More..

Südzucker UK achieves new BRC standard

first_imgLivingston-based sugar producer Südzucker UK has achieved the new BRC Agents & Brokers certification.Südzucker told British Baker that they have been working hard to be among the first to achieve the new standard, and are delighted to have achieved this goal.“We would like to thank all those involved for their hard work and commitment to ensure that we meet the requirements set by the BRC Global Standard to achieve this very positive result,’’ said Ross Ferguson managing director for Südzucker UK.The certification confirms that the company is compliant with an international framework of best practices ensuring food safety and quality, which includes a legally conforming supply chain management procedure and an effective traceability system.BRC Global Standards is a leading global brand and consumer protection scheme recognised by thousands of customers worldwide and is often a fundamental requirement of leading retailers, manufacturers and food service organisations.last_img read more

Read More..

Joe Russo’s Almost Dead To Play Six Nights At Brooklyn Bowl, Half With Oteil Burbridge

first_imgJoe Russo’s Almost Dead has announced a whopping six shows at Brooklyn Bowl for this March. Spread out over two weekends, the band will first hit the Bowl on March 9th-11th with their core lineup of Joe Russo, Marco Benevento, Tom Hamilton, Dave Dreiwitz, and Scott Metzger. The following weekend, March 16th-18th, Almost Dead will return to the Bowl, this time with beloved Dead & Company bassist Oteil Burbridge filling in for Dreiwitz, who will be performing with Ween in Chicago that weekend.With no Bowlive in sight for this spring, it seems that the Joe Russo’s Almost Dead has now officially replaced Soulive as the annual spring house band at Brooklyn Bowl. This band always delivers the goods at their “home venue”, and one can only imagine how much they’ll be able to stretch things out with six nights to play around with. Fans of the Grateful Dead should be extremely excited for this sure-to-be-incredible run of shows!Thre will be a pre-sale on Wednesday, Jan 4th at 2:00PM, with regular tickets going on sale for all six shows on Friday, January 6th. Find out all the info you need at the Brooklyn Bowl website.last_img read more

Read More..

King Charles III’s Lydia Wilson on Pinterest Passion & Royal ‘Fancy Stuff’

first_img View Comments Age: 31Hometown: London, EnglandCurrent Role: A double-take-inducing performance as Kate (a.k.a. the Duchess of Cambridge) in the Broadway transfer of the Olivier Award-winning King Charles III, which imagines a world in which Queen Elizabeth II is dead and the royal family is in a state of turmoil.Stage and Screen Cred: Wilson has many stage credits across the pond, including Blasted, The Heretic, The Acid Test, ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore and Hysteria. Her screen credits include South Riding, Misfits, Never Let Me Go, About Time, Hereafter and the upcoming Star Trek Beyond. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 31, 2016 Related Shows King Charles IIIlast_img

Read More..

17 Irritating weedy vines

first_imgWeedy vines in the landscape can cause mayhem for even the most proficient gardeners. Among the worst are greenbrier, honeysuckle, Virginia creeper and poison ivy.The culpritsGreenbrier (Smilax species) is native to North America. It’s related to day lilies, lilies and yucca, but all Smilax species are vines. They all have extensive underground rhizome tuber systems. Most have thorns. The plants can be male or female, and females bear black, blue or red fruits.Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) is a semievergreen vine. Of the 16 to 20 species of Lonicera, only a handful are climbing vines. Most of the vines have woody rhizomes that can be hard to remove. Honeysuckle, has two types of leaves and flowers that produce a wonderful nectar.Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) is native and related to grapes and porcelain vine. It grows much like grape vines and can form mass thickets. When not being weedy, Virginia creeper is known for its outstanding fall color.Poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) is a clinging, twining vine. Most people recognize it by the old adage, “Leaves in three, leave it be!” It can produce an extensive, hard-to-remove, underground rhizome system. The plant produces an alcohol-like substance that can cause severe skin reactions, so beware when trying to remove it by hand.How’d they get into my shrubs?Many other woody vines can be weedy. But these four all have fleshy fruit that birds relish. When the fruits ripen, birds eat them and can deposit the seeds in the crown of ornamental shrubs.Seeds that pass through the bird and germinate can get a good foothold before showing up. Once they’re visibly growing inside prized shrubs, most gardeners clip out the intruder. Occasionally, this works. More often, though, the vine will keep coming back like an irritating in-law.Eliminating vines can be difficultIf pruning fails, you can always try to physically remove the plant. This often won’t be an option, though, because the vine will have emerged from the center of the shrub. Plants like smilax have an extensive underground rhizome tuber system, too. This makes digging the plant out impossible in such close quarters.With these options exhausted, you can either try to enjoy your newfound resident or consider using herbicides. Many herbicides are labeled for the control of these vines. Most, however, can’t be applied near desirable ornamentals.One herbicide, glyphosate (sold under the name “Roundup,” “Razor” and others), can be used in many ways. Here are two of the best. When the plant is fully leafed out (late April to late October), unravel the vine from the desirable plant. If you’re doing this with poison ivy, wear gloves and a long-sleeve shirt. Remove as little of the vine as possible, and be careful not to break any stems. Lay the vine on some bare ground or on a piece of plastic. Spray or sponge-apply a 5-percent solution of glyphosate. Make sure the product you use to make the 5-percent spray solution contains 41 percent or greater active-ingredient glyphosate. Be careful not to spray or let the solution drift onto desirable foliage or bark. Allow the vine to sit for 48 hours. Then cut the stem back to the ground. If the treated vine starts to regrow, spray or wipe a 5-percent glyphosate solution to the sprouts when they’re 6 to 8 inches tall. If the weedy vine can’t be unraveled from the desirable shrub, cut it as close to the ground as you can and immediately paint concentrated glyphosate on the cut stem. (Make sure it’s 41-percent or more glyphosate.) If the plant regrows, sponge on or spray a 5-percent glyphosate solution when the sprouts are 6 to 8 inches tall. By Mark Czarnota University of Georgia Volume XXVIII Number 1 Page 17last_img read more

Read More..

Expeditionary Strike Group 2 Assesses Hurricane Matthew Damage in Haiti

first_imgBy Expeditionary Strike Group 2 Public Affairs October 10, 2016 PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (NNS) — Rear Adm. Roy I. Kitchener, commander, Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 2, flew over Haiti Oct. 9, to assess damage caused by Hurricane Matthew. The amphibious transport docking ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) arrived Sunday after departing Norfolk, Virginia, Oct. 5 to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. Kitchener met with U.S. Ambassador to Haiti Peter F. Mulrean, who is helping to coordinate relief efforts across many governmental and non-governmental organizations and agencies. Mulrean visited Mesa Verde to learn about the ship’s capabilities and to meet the ship’s Sailors and the Marines of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) which are embarked. “ESG-2, Mesa Verde and the 24th MEU are part of a larger U.S. response to the government of Haiti’s request for humanitarian assistance,” said Kitchener. “The U.S. effort is coordinated by the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). We are here to do our part in the larger relief effort to help the people of Haiti after this devastating hurricane.” Kitchener also met with Rear Adm. Cedric Pringle, commander of Joint Task Force Matthew, members of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti and Brazilian Forces to discuss their combined efforts. “We are committed to working closely with our international partners to provide Haitians with the support they need,” added Kitchener. The U.S. military has a history of supporting USAID-led relief missions and working with international relief organizations and host countries to aid those afflicted by disasters. Another ESG 2 ship, the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) deployed Saturday to assist and is expected to arrive in Haiti later this week. — U.S. SOUTHCOM PAO Update on the U.S. Military Hurricane Matthew relief in Haiti: – U.S. military has delivered more than 98,000 pounds of aid so far. – USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) supporting mission off coast of Haiti. – 12 helicopters & 1 landing craft supporting mission. – USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), with 500 Marines, aircraft, landing craft and 225 pallets of aid, steaming toward Haiti.last_img read more

Read More..