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12
Jan
2020

Air Canada flight safe after lightning strike

first_imgAir Canada has confirmed a flight bound for Fort St. John had to return to Vancouver this morning, after being struck by lightning.Air Canada Jazz Corporate Communications Manager Debra Williams confirms flight 8181 turned back to Vancouver shortly after its 8:45 take-off.Standard A.C. operating procedures mandate all flights undergo maintenance checks of aircraft after such occurrences, although planes are designed to withstand lightning strikes.- Advertisement -The flight returned to Vancouver without incident, and passengers were bumped to subsequent flights.last_img read more

11
Jan
2020

LAFD probes anti-Semitic song at fire station

first_img eugene.tong@dailynews.com (818) 546-3304160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Interim LAFD Chief Douglas L. Barry, who has been reviving the department’s zero-tolerance policy for discrimination and horseplay, first disclosed the latest probe at a news conference Tuesday. Several city officials, including Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Councilman Jack Weiss, applauded his candor, although Barry did not release specifics about the incident. The disclosure came days after news reports emerged about the alleged hazing and discrimination of an African-American firefighter in North Hollywood. The LAFD member found a banana and white lotion or foam smeared on his clothes and uniform inside his locker. As for the incident at Fire Station58, Hudley-Hayes said Barry launched a full investigation Tuesday as soon as he found out about it. “He has the confidence of the department,” she said. “Beforehand, these kinds of things got stuck in the chain, … which is what made people think discipline was inconsistent and complacent.” A song played inside a West Los Angeles fire station whose lyrics were altered in an alleged anti-Semitic way sparked the most recent discrimination probe within the Los Angeles Fire Department, an official said Wednesday. The 2000 hit “Who Let the Dogs Out?” was changed to say “Who let the Jews out?” and was played inside Fire Station58 sometime this month, according to several sources and confirmed by Los Angeles Fire Commissioner Genethia Hudley-Hayes. The station is in the Pico/Robertson neighborhood, which has a large Jewish population. It was not known who lodged a complaint or whether any firefighters are under investigation. last_img read more

06
Jan
2020

Southampton star would prefer to join Arsenal rather than Tottenham, claims Crook

first_imgtalkSPORT’s south coast football expert Alex Crook believes Southampton star Morgan Schneiderlin would see joining Tottenham as a ‘sideways step’ and would rather move to Arsenal.The north London rivals have both heavily been touted as destinations for the classy French midfielder should he decide to join the exodus from St Mary’s.But Crook thinks it would be a ‘strange’ move if the France international chose Spurs over a switch to the Emirates.“I’m not convinced Morgan Schneiderlin would swap Southampton for Tottenham,” he told Sam Matterface on Kick Off.“I think if Arsenal did make a firm bid, and they’ve been linked all summer long, he would go to the Emirates. He may see going to Tottenham as a bit of a sideways step.“They’re not in the Champions League remember, they’re not even in Europe next season so I think that would be a strange move.”last_img read more

03
Jan
2020

‘Bentaleb and him would be very good together’ – Spurs fans back move for midfield ‘unit’

first_img Tottenham Hotspur transfer news: ‘He would be an excellent signing’ – Spurs fans discuss interest in Everton midfielder James McCarthy 1 Everton midfielder James McCarthy is reportedly unhappy with life at Goodison Park.A new and revised contract has not yet been offered to the Republic of Ireland international, which appears to have unsettled him.Meanwhile, Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur are keen to capitalise on the uncertainty surrounding the Toffees midfielder.Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is in the market for a defensive mdifielder to partner Nabil Bentaleb and the 24-year-old could fit the bill.Younes Kaboul or Aaron Lennon, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Everton, may yet be included as a makeweight in the deal to bring McCarthy to north London.But does the White Hart Lane faithful think the mdifielder would be a good signing? Is McCarthy really the man to help them close the gap on the top four? Or should the Lilywhites look elsewhere?Tottenham Hotspur fans have had their say on McCarthy and you can see the best reaction to the latest Spurs transfer news below…last_img read more

28
Dec
2019

DDTV: DONEGAL COMPANY OFFERING A TASTE OF THE REAL WILD ATLANTIC WAY

first_imgWild Atlantic Way Adventures is a new company which has set up in Clonmany on the Inishowen Peninsula.The company hopes to combine education, outdoor pursuits and craic to make Donegal a must-see places for visitors.Simply click on the DonegalTV video to see a taste of what the centre has to offer. DDTV: DONEGAL COMPANY OFFERING A TASTE OF THE REAL WILD ATLANTIC WAY was last modified: October 22nd, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Wild Atlantic Way Adventureslast_img read more

27
Dec
2019

‘Early bird’ discounts on Finn Harps season tickets

first_imgSupporters who want to be part of Finn Harps 2017 Premier League campaign can avail of early bird discounts on Season Tickets purchased before December 25th.If you are looking for a Christmas present for the Harps supporter in your life, season tickets are now available to purchase online below or can be bought at the Harps clubhouse from Monday December 7th.Preparation for next years premier campaign have already begun and you can ensure you won’t miss any of the action at Finn Park which will host a minimum 16 home games in 2017.If you buy an Adult Terrace Season in the coming weeks you will see live premier action for First Division prices. Admission price to games next year will be: Seats €15, Concession Seats €12, Adult Terrace €12, Concession Terrace (Senior Citizen, Third Level Student) €10, Secondary School Students €5, Primary School Kids €3.*Due to limited capacity €12 is minimum price category for seated area. Seated season ticket holders can request to reserve same seat for all games.Season Tickets can be purchased online now at www.finnharps.com or from Finn Harps clubhouse from Monday December 4th 11am-6pm. SEASON TICKET PRICES: Terrace Season Ticket – €170, Seats €199, Concession Terrace €140, Concession Seated €169, Primary School Kids €25, Secondary School Children €60.Early bird offers are available on: Terrace Tickets €150, Seated €189, Concession Terrace €130 and Concession Seated €159‘Early bird’ discounts on Finn Harps season tickets was last modified: December 1st, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:finn harpslast_img read more

26
Dec
2019

Chelsea defender struggling with lack of game time under Maurizio Sarri

first_img Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer The Dane must work to get back in the team Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland REVEALED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star LATEST TRANSFER NEWS 2 Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen admits his lack of game time is ‘hard’ to take but insists he has not considered a January departure.The Danish centre-back enjoyed a breakthrough campaign last season and was named Chelsea‘s Young Player of the Year after making 27 Premier League appearances. RANKED However, he is yet to appear in England’s top flight since Maurizio Sarri took over in the summer with Antonio Rudiger and David Luiz the new manager’s preferred partnership.Now Christensen, 22, has broken his silence on his new life on the fringes of the first team – and admits he is finding it tough.He told Danish outlet Bold: “Right now, it’s not a good season for me, but I have to find some way to get back on. How? I do not know, but it’s up to myself to figure out. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father LIVING THE DREAM Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ center_img IN DEMAND “But right now it looks hard. We have good results and we play super good football, which only makes it harder. It’s hard for me personally, but for the team it looks great.”But, when asked whether he may consider exploring the chances of leaving when the transfer window opens, he said: “I do not know. I have not thought so, so I do not want to comment on that.” Christensen was a regular in the Chelsea defence last season targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti LATEST Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January 2 moving on targets last_img read more

25
Dec
2019

Residents helped each other escape fire

first_imgPASADENA — Tales of neighbor helping neighbor abounded Monday as residents of a Hudson Avenue apartment waited for city building inspectors to allow them back into their units, although city offices, including Building Inspections & Permits, were closed for Columbus Day. Tenants told of rolling on the floor to avoid acrid smoke, a woman and her boyfriend said they rescued her three sisters, and another woman frantically tried to get someone to rescue an elderly neighbor who refused to leave the burning building. The facade of the three-story, 47-unit apartment at 1267 N. Hudson Ave. was unblemished, but inside the smell of smoke was heavy, especially on the badly damaged second floor. Gene and Paula Andro own the apartments, which he said are home to more than 100 people. No one was seriously injured in the fire, which started shortly after 6:30 a.m. Sunday when a woman living on the second floor knocked over a lamp, upsetting an aroma candle. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “It was chaos,” said Lucinda Bossieux, 44, a third-floor resident. She and her husband, John, said they ran down hallways banging on doors to alert neighbors. “Thank God we all got out. Not one person was left behind,” she said. Javier Pacheco, 22, and his girlfriend Cynthia Ramos, 19, were baby-sitting her three sisters, ages 14, 9 and 4, in their second-floor apartment when the fire started. Ramos grabbed one girl and ran out of the apartment, and Pacheco, in his underwear, followed her. He said he realized two girls were still in the apartment and returned, picked up one and grabbed the other by the arm and, crouched over to avoid the smoke, left the building. Tammy Nevills, another second-floor resident, ran out of her apartment and tried to get an elderly neighbor to follow her. “She refused to leave,” Nevills said. “She was in shock. She wouldn’t talk. I grabbed her arm but she pulled away. The smoke was so heavy I couldn’t breathe. I crawled down the hall to get out. When I got outside I was screaming and yelling, A woman is still up there!’ I think firefighters went and got her.” Gina Watkins and her 16-year-old daughter said they helped a blind neighbor leave her apartment and yelled “fire” to warn others as they fled the building. Jasmine Rodriguez, the apartment manager, said she awoke to the sound of people pounding on her door. “People were screaming,” she said. “I heard glass popping and then I saw the flames. People were hysterical, there was pandemonium. People were rolling on the floor to avoid the smoke. We guided people out. I stayed here all night with a flashlight, guarding the units.” Many tenants, she said, are on welfare and are staying with relatives or friends, in their cars or at a Red Cross shelter at Villa Parke Community Center, which closes today. Andro said cleanup and work crews were working to restore electricity, water and gas. Several contractors waited to make estimates on the repair work. Fire Department officials estimated damage to the building at $1.5 million and $500,000 to its contents. Emanuel Parker can be reached at (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4475, or by e-mail at emanuel.parker@sgvn.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

22
Dec
2019

AFCON 2021 Qualifiers: Cranes hang on for point away to Burkina Faso

first_imgThe Uganda Cranes will next take on Malawi on Sunday. (PHOTO/File)Africa Cup of Nations 2021 Qualifiers-Group BBurkina Faso 0-0 UgandaStade du 4 Aout, Ouagadougou Wednesday, 13-11-2019The Uganda Cranes earned a valuable point in their opening Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2021 qualifier away to Burkina Faso.In the game played on Wednesday, Johnathan McKinstry’s side held the hosts to a 0-0 draw at the Stade du 4 Aout in Ouagadougou.In his first match as Cranes coach, McKinstry did not alter much in the team that played at AFCON 2019 where Uganda reached the knock out stages of the competition.He started captain Denis Onyango in goal and was only forced to field Joseph Ochaya at left-back as Godfrey Walusimbi is now retired.In a 4:2:3:1 formation, Khalid Aucho and Mike Azira shielded the back four that also contained Bevis Mugabi, Timothy Awanyi and Murushid Jjuuko, on top of Ochaya.The trio of Abdul Lumala, Emmanuel Okwi and Faruku Miya played behind lone-strike Patrick Kaddu.It was a contest that started with Uganda willing to take a point and barely threatened the Burkina Faso defence.Okwi looked the likeliest source for goals but the former Simba SC striker could not come up with the goods when required.For the host, it is a disappointing result as they bid to return to Africa’s football showpiece, having missed out last time out in Egypt.Even with seasoned performers like Lassina Traore, Charles Kabore and Jonathan Pitroipa all starting, the Stallions could not break down a strong Cranes team.In the end, both had to settle for a point which puts them joint second on the log, two points behind Malawi.Malawi are top of group B following their 1-0 victory over South Sudan in the other game.Uganda is expected to return to Kampala on Thursday before embarking on preparations for the next game.McKinstry’s side host Malawi at Mandela National Stadium in Namboole on Sunday, the same day that Burkina Faso will be away to South Sudan in the other group B encounter.How both teams startedUgandaDenis Onyango (GK, Captain), Bevis Mugabi, Joseph Benson Ochaya, Timothy Denis Awany, Murushid Juuko, Khalid Aucho, Mike Azira, Faruku Miya,Emmanuel Arnold Okwi, Abdul Lumala, Henry Patrick KadduBurkina FasoAdama Sawadogo (GK), Steeve Yago, Edmond Tapsoba , Issoufou Dayo, Yacouba Coulibaly , Charles Kabore l, Bryan Boulaye Dabo, Jonathan Pitroipa, Eric Traore, Cyrille Bayala, Lassina TraoréComments Tags: AFON 2021 QualifiersBurkina FasoEmmanuel OkwiJohnathan McKinstryUganda Craneslast_img read more

20
Dec
2019

The ayes (and World Series titles) have it: Giants manager Bruce Bochy is a Hall of Famer

first_imgWhy wait? Let’s salute Bruce Bochy, Hall of Famer-to-be.His 2,000th win as a manager? A formality. He didn’t need that win in Boston on Wednesday. But it serves as a pleasing benchmark in a base-10 world. And that it happened at Fenway Cathedral was well played by the Fates. What a scene, with opposing fans calling out his name.“I’ll tell you, I was sitting there and they started chanting. I’ve never had that happen before,” Bochy told reporters after notching his milestone win. “I had …last_img read more