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  • 6 killed as Russian airliner misses runway

    first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MOSCOW – A Russian airliner came down short of a runway in heavy fog Saturday, bouncing and then flipping onto its back. Six people were killed and 26 injured, the government said. Prosecutors investigating the crash in the central Russian city of Samara said bad weather and pilot error were the most likely causes. The plane was a Tu-134 passenger jet owned by Russian airline UTAir. Experts say the aging Tu-134, the workhorse of Russian civil aviation, is harder to land than more modern aircraft, especially in bad weather. Transport officials have ordered the planes gradually phased out because of that and other problems. The plane, carrying 50 passengers and seven crew, was en route from the Siberian city of Surgut to the western city of Belgorod with a stop in Samara, a city on the Volga river, about 550 miles southeast of Moscow. The Emergency Situations Ministry Web site listed six people killed in the crash and 26 who were hospitalized with injuries. After the crash, the plane’s wrecked fuselage lay on thick snow yards from the landing strip, its wings, tail and engine scattered about as rescuers worked to evacuate surviving victims and remove the bodies of the dead as police searched for clues. Yuri Naryshkin, a spokesman for regional emergency authorities, told NTV television the plane touched down before the landing strip, then overturned. Prosecutors probing the crash said in an official statement that the plane touched down about 400 yards short of the landing strip.last_img read more

  • Fire at Raven Oilfield Rentals not deemed suspicious, caused by electrical issue

    first_img“There is heavy smoke damage throughout the building, and some of the equipment that was involved had damage as well,” says Chief Truchan.The fire started at approximately 6:30 p.m., and when the Charlie Lake Fire Department arrived on scene, smoke could be seen billowing from almost all the shops bay doors.Approximately 20 firefighters from Charlie Lake and six from Fort St. John attended the scene, and Chief Truchan says once the “seed of the fire” was discovered, the incident was quickly under control.- Advertisement -“There was so much equipment and trucks in the bays, it was like a maze in there,” explains Truchan. “Once we located the vehicles that were involved there, it was very easy to knock it down.”Chief Turchan says luckily nobody was inside the building at the time, and none of the firefighters on scene reported any injuries.The fire is not deemed suspicious but is still under investigation.Advertisementlast_img read more

  • Super Aguero hits four as Man City destroy Leicester

    first_imgHowever, Aguero took centre stage with a finishing masterclass after the break to take his tally in City’s last seven home games to 14 goals.Leicester named City target Riyad Mahrez among the substitutes after he ended a self-imposed exile which saw him miss their last two matches.Aguero has now scored 14 goals in City’s last seven home games© AFP PAUL ELLISThe Algeria international had seen a proposed deadline day transfer to the Etihad Stadium collapse after the Foxes rejected City’s offer.But it didn’t take long for the home side to show the abundance of talent they have going forward despite missing out on Mahrez and coping with a series of injuries to the likes of Leroy Sane and Gabriel Jesus.Kevin De Bruyne curled a cross into the penalty area and Sterling nipped in front of Marc Albrighton at the back post to guide the ball home for his 20th goal of the season.However, shortly before the half-hour mark City were rocked when Vardy showed great pace to get beyond City’s record signing Aymeric Laporte and his shot deflected into the bottom corner to complete the striker’s haul of scoring against all of the Premier League’s top six this season.The England international has now managed to score against every one of the teams in the Premier League top six. Photo/DAILY MAILCity threatened an immediate response as Kasper Schmeichel was forced to save at his near post from a fierce angled shot from De Bruyne while Aleksandar Dragovic’s timely sliding block denied Sterling.However, Leicester’s resistence didn’t last after the break as Aguero scored twice in five minutes to effectively end the game as a contest.A neat exchange between Sterling and De Bruyne on the right flank allowed the latter to tease a low cross to gift Aguero a tap-in.Moments later a weak clearance from Schmeichel was ruthlessly punished as a clinical City move culminated in De Bruyne’s third assist and a fierce angled shot from Aguero which the Leicester goalkeeper got a hand to but could not prevent going in.Sterling celebrates with his City team-mates after the England international scored in the opening three minutes on Saturday. Photo/DAILY MAILWith just under a third of the game left Mahrez came on for Fousseni Diabate, to cheers from both sets of supporters.The day belonged to Aguero, though, and he rounded off the game with two superb strikes.First he capitalised on another poor clearance from Schmeichel and lifted an audacious chip over the Denmark international.But he saved the best for last with a powerful effort from just outside the area which bounced in off the underside of the crossbar.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The Argentinian then doubled City’s advantage only minutes later to send the hosts on their way to another victory. Photo/DAILY MAILMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Feb 10 – Sergio Aguero scored four second-half goals as Manchester City continued their emphatic march towards the Premier League title with a 5-1 win thrashing of Leicester to move 16 points clear at the top of the table.Raheem Sterling had given City an early lead but Leicester went into the break on level terms thanks to Jamie Vardy’s equaliser.last_img read more

  • Shabana hit Mwatate to fly back to NSL

    first_imgPeter Ogechi and Juma Mwazizi scored the first two for Shabana and Mwatate respectively.However, heading into the second round, Shabana scored their first through Hamisi Hadi, but Mwatate missed with Victor Omollo sending his kick over the bar.Joash Ogega, former City Stars defender Andrew Ongwae, Stephen Ogati, Evans Obutu and former Western Stima defender Wycliffe Nyangechi scored for Shabana in the first five while Manase Wanyonyi, Paul Otini, Bakari Ojiambo, Oliver Maghanga and Salim Manubi scored for Mwatate.Both sides were fuelled by a good crowd of fans who had been ferried to the city by their respect governors with Taita Taveta’s Granton Samboja in attendance while Dagoretti North MP Simba Arati was there to support Shabana.The former KPL side who were relegated to the third tier from the Super League had a better start to the match with Dennis Ongeri and Dennis Nyangwono having chances.Ongeri came close when he was put through on the right but his shot was blocked while Nyangwono had a similar chance but his shot was inches wide.Shabana FC midfielder Dennis Ongeri vies for the ball with Mwatate United’s Oliver Maganga in the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Division One League play-off at Kasarani on October 28, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaIn the second half though, the game burst lively with the good crowd giving it a decent atmosphere. The travelling Mwatate fans went crazy just a minute into the second half when John Musyoka broke the deadlock with a venomous left foot shot inside the box after running behind the defense.Eight minutes later, Oliver Maganga came close when his rasping freekick from the left was pushed against the bar by the Shabana keeper.The Kisii based side drew level in the 62nd minute when Nyangowono sneaked in at the near post to glance in a header from a Nyangechi corner from the right.Shabana made attacking changes later on bringing former Sofapaka man Bob Mugalia into the fray after 73 minutes and the Congolese born forward had a chance with a header four minutes after coming on off a Joash Ogega cross but he sent it over.Shabana now join Eldoret Youth and Fortune Sacco who gained automatic promotion after topping their respective zones.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Shabana FC players celebrate after gaining promotion back to the National Super League after beating Mwatate United 7-6 on post match penalties in the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Division One League play-off at Kasarani on October 28, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 28 – Former Kenyan Premier League side Shabana FC gained promotion back to the National Super League after beating Mwatate United 7-6 on post match penalties in the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Division One League play-off at Kasarani on Sunday.The game was forced into penalties after a 1-1 stalemate in regulation time and even after the first five, there was no way of separating the two sides forcing the shoot-out to head into sudden death. Both sides scored their first two.last_img read more

  • Insider Trading: Latest on Spurs’ newest signing, plus the Daily Pogba and MORE

    first_imgtalkSPORT’s transfer guru, Warren Haughton, joins Hawksbee and Jacobs to round up all the very latest rumours and gossip from the summer window.Our man-in-the-know brings us all the latest details on Tottenham’s move for Marseille midfielder Georges-Kevin N’Koudou, who is on the verge of completing a £10m switch to White Hart Lane.There’s also the latest edition of the Daily Pogba, with the French star’s Man United move reportedly moving closer.It is claimed the midfielder wants to leave Juventus this summer, and is keen on a return to United, with his agent Mino Raiola thought to be on his way to Juventus for ‘showdown talks’.Warren also brings us all the latest gossip on home soil, with Stoke tabling a £20m bid for West Brom’s wantaway winger Saido Berahino, while Burnley have been frustrated in their pursuit of Ireland star Jeff Hendrick.Get all this and MORE by listening to the latest Insider Trading podcast above!Here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines:Mino Raiola set for Juventus talks over Paul Pogba as Manchester United look to finalise world record £100m-plus moveSTUNNING transfer report: Manchester City to target Leicester ace Riyad Mahrez if they fail to land Leroy SaneTottenham FC transfer news: Georges-Kevin N’Koudou set for medical today as £10m deal agreedTottenham FC transfer news: Clinton N’Jie ready to snub interest from Marseille and fight for Spurs placeLiverpool FC news: Ragnar Klavan has Reds medical and set to seal £4.2m switch on WednesdayDiego Costa NOT for sale – Chelsea striker firmly in Antonio Conte’s plans, claim reportsArsenal FC transfer news: Bolton defender Rob Holding heading to Emirates in £2m dealArsenal BLOW! Gunners’ striker target Mauro Icardi in talks over new Inter Milan contract, reveals agent and wife – ‘He wants to stay!’Gonzalo Higuain latest: Napoli offer Arsenal and Juventus target huge new deal to remain at clubSporting Lisbon tell Chelsea and Manchester United to FORGET about signing star man Joao MarioManchester United and Chelsea to miss out on top target Andre Gomes as Real Madrid enter ‘advanced talks’ over Portugal starCONFIRMED: Burnley sign Iceland international Johann Berg Gudmundsson from Charlton AthleticCONFIRMED: Norwich City sign Northern Ireland’s Euro 2016 hero Michael McGovern on free transferlast_img read more

  • STUDENT TO MAKE LIVE TV SHOW TO BEAT MENTAL HEALTH STIGMA

    first_imgSarah McLaughlinA Donegal student is to create 24 hours of live TV in the hope of beating the stigma surrounding mental illness.Sarah McLaughlin, Communications student of Dublin City University, has inspired more than 250 students to raise vital funds in aid of mental health charity, Jigsaw.They are, from the 4th December to 5th December, raising vital funds for the youth mental health charity Jigsaw through the production of 24 hours of live television content. The charity was chosen on the suggestion of Sarah McLaughlin who holds Jigsaw very close to her heart. Sarah explained how delighted she is for the charity to be chosen:“It was a great support for me when I needed it and I wanted to give back to the charity while raising awareness for my peers at the same time. Jigsaw is such an amazing facility to have for young people suffering from mental illnesses around the country and it’s amazing to be raising so much awareness for them. There’s such a stigma surrounding mental illness in Ireland and I finally think it’s time we did something to make a difference!”Sarah, who attended Scoil Mhuire Convent of Mercy, Buncrana will assist in the production of shows throughout the 24 hour broadcast, which range from popular television remakes such as ‘The Late Late Toy Show’ and ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’ to eclectic original shows proposed by students from all years. The broadcast, which is being run for the sixth consecutive year this Christmas, also features two flagship programmes, including ‘The Apprentice’, which involves students going up against each other to win.Last Christmas, the broadcast raised over €5000 for charity, through donations received throughout the 24 hours. This year, the target is once again €5000, with all funds going to Jigsaw. Jigsaw is a charity dedicated to youths.It operates under Headstrong which is a non-profit organisation dedicated to supporting communities and statutory services in providing appropriate mental health support for young people, and to changing how Ireland thinks about mental health.“Jigsaw is our innovative programme that works with communities to offer timely, accessible and appropriate, youth-friendly support for young people. Jigsaw exists in Meath, Galway, Roscommon, Donegal, Kerry, Offaly, North Fingal, Tallaght, Clondalkin and Dublin 15. But we want a Jigsaw in every community.”The society was selected as the winner of the ‘Best Society’ award at last year’s BICS awards and has, this year, received the backing of Bank of Ireland once again. Bank of Ireland explained how delighted they are to be the title sponsors of the broadcast for the third consecutive year:“Since 2007, all of our community investment has been channeled into facilitating and supporting employee volunteering and fundraising activities through the ‘Give Together’ initiative. Through this initiative, Bank of Ireland provides one day of paid leave to each employee every year to volunteer their time to a cause of their choice. We have also put in place an annual fund to allow the Bank to contribute to employee fundraising and support their volunteering. BOI DCU Staff look forward to Supporting & Creating Awareness for Jigsaw and mental illness in general, throughout the DCUtv 24 Hour Broadcast with DCU Media Production Society.”The DCUtv and Bank of Ireland 24 Hour Broadcast in aid of Jigsaw runs from 9pm on Friday 4th to Saturday 5th of December. How do you donate?Donations can be made at justgiving.com/dcutv and you can get involved with broadcast on social media using the hashtag #DCUtv24.STUDENT TO MAKE LIVE TV SHOW TO BEAT MENTAL HEALTH STIGMA was last modified: November 20th, 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:DCUdonegalmental healthSarah McLaughlinTVlast_img read more

  • Bayern, Dortmund out to bounce back in Bundesliga

    first_img Tags: German Bundesligatop Bayern drew 1-1 away to Nuremberg last week. (Agency Photo)Last weekend witnessed both Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, the two teams fighting for the German Bundesliga, drop points in their respective fixtures.Leaders Bayern were held to a 1-1 draw away to relegation-bound Nuremberg on Sunday, just over 24 hours after Dortmund were thrashed 4-2 by Schalke 04.The results meant that Nico Kovac’s side moved two points clear of second placed Dortmund with only three games to play in the season.Both side will return to action this Saturday with the defending champions at home to Hannover 96. Despite struggling on the Road, Bayern have been impressive at home, winning all of their last 9 League games and they will be expected to take care of Hannover.The only worrying factor going into the game is that the Bavarians are facing an injury crisis that sees Clorentin Tolisso, Jerome Boateng, Manuel Nuer, Frank Ribery and James Rodriguez all carrying injuries.However, with the crop of players that are fit, Bayern will have no excuses if they don’t beat up on a Hanover that has lost 8 of their last 10 League games.For Dortmund, they will be in action later in the day, away to Werder Bremen.Dortmund who are playing the chasing role will go into the game depleted as both Marius Wolf and captain Marco Rues are out suspended after they were sent off in the loss to Schalke 04. They will be joined on the side lines by defenders Dan Axel Zagadou and Achraf Hakimi who are still nursing injuries.Dortmund had two players sent off lat week.With the season winding down, Dortmund cannot afford to drop any points this weekend as a first title since 2013 may prove to be far from their reach.Against Bremen, they face a side that has lost both of their last two games and in consequence, dropped to 9th, 8 points off the final Champions League spot.But with only five points separating them from Bayer Leverkusen who occupy the final Europa League spot, Bremen are very much motivated for the contest and will hope the trio of Milot Rashica, captain Max Kruse and 40 year old Claudio Pizzaro are firing on all cylinders come game time.The German Bundesliga will kick-off on Friday with Mainz hosting in-form RB Leipzig.Mainz almost have nothing to play for as they have already secured their stay in the top flight but Sandro Schwarz side will be hoping to put an end to the visitor’s 5 game winning run.Leipzig head into the game having secured Champions League football for the second consecutive year but with only five points separating them from second placed Dortmund, their target is now trying to finish ahead of Tomas Tuchel’s side.The biggest game of the weekend pits Borussia Monchengladbach at home to Hoffenheim. The two sides are still in the hunt for Champions League football as they start the day in 5th and 7th respectively.Gladbach lost 1-0 away to Stuttgart last week, their second loss in as many game but they are just three points behind Eintracht Frankfurt. With Frankfurt having Europa League football to think about, Gladbach know that a string of victories can see them into the Champions League at the season’s close.However, they need to first take care of a rival in the names of Hoffenheim, on Saturday.Julian Nagelsmann’s side too are in the mix for Champions League football. Currently in 7th, they are just a point behind Gladbach and a win on Saturday will see them come within a point of fourth placed Frankfurt who are away to Leverkusen on Sunday.The German Bundesliga fixtures this weekendFriday, 03-05-2019-Mainz 05 vs RB Leipzig @9:30pmSaturday, 04-05-2019-Bayern vs Hannover 96 @4:30pm-Monchengladbach vs Hoffenheim @4:30pm-Hertha Berlin vs Stuttgart @4:30pm-Wolfsburg vs Nuremberg @4:30pm-Bremen vs Dortmund @7:30pmSunday, 05-05-2019-Schalke 04 vs Augsburg @2:30pm-Freiburg vs Dusseldorf @4:30pm-Leverkusen vs Frankfurt @7pmComments last_img read more

  • Exclusive: Family cheats death after fridge explodes

    first_imgFour generations of a Donegal family cheated death in a house fire – after their fridge exploded!Carol Herron got the fright of her life when she returned from a quick trip to the shops with her daughter, Kerri, to find two fire appliances outside her home at Ard na Ri, Letterkenny.Carol Herron, her mum Philomena, daughter Kerri and grandchildren Sophie and Shay in the fire damaged kitchen of their Letterkenny home. (North West Newspix) Her partner, Patrick McNulty, was in the house at the time with her mother, Philomena, and her two grandchildren, Shay (19 months) and Sophia (6 months).“The gas canister in the fridge just exploded,” Carol said.“There’s a great big hole in the fridge.“If that had happened at night, God knows what could have happened. There were four generations of the family in the house that day. “Or if it had happened when there was no-one there, the house could have been gutted. It’s rare to say, but it was almost the perfect time for it to happen.”Patrick was in the sitting room when he heard a ‘buzzing’ noise coming from the kitchen.Assuming that Shay had accidentally turned on the dishwasher, he went to turn it off – only to be greeted by the fighting sight of a wall of flames.Carol said: “The flames were just getting bigger all the time. He let a roar at mum and the kids to get out. She grabbed the kids and ran out.“It started to spread quite quickly. We keep the doors all closed when the kids are in the house. If the doors weren’t closed it would have spread to the stairs. “The whole ceiling and the units were just black with smoke. The paint and plaster is off the walls. There was a stereo sitting on top and it’s actually melted to the fridge now.”Letterkenny woman Carol Herron with the fridge which exploded at her home. (North West Newspix)Once the other occupants were safely outside, Patrick, an accomplished triathlete with Letterkenny 24/7 Triathlon Club, went back inside and attempted to bring the blaze under control.Carol said: “He actually had to crawl in on the floor the smoke was so thick. He probably shouldn’t have gone back in, but he said he just couldn’t watch the house go up.“There’s a hose connected to the outside tap and he dragged it around. That managed to put the fire out. “The fire brigade only took 15 minutes to get there, but there wouldn’t have been much left if he’d waited that 15 minutes.”Carol, who works in Dunnes Stores, says she was counting her lucky stars after the incident.She said: “I got more emotional when I saw that everyone was ok. My knees went and I couldn’t speak. It was just a massive relief to see that everyone was ok.”Letterkenny woman Carol Herron with the firdge which exploded at her home. (North West Newspix)Exclusive: Family cheats death after fridge explodes was last modified: October 27th, 2017 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:Ard Na RiCarol HeronFIRE BRIGADEletterkennyPatrick McNultylast_img read more

  • Breaking: Ryanair pilots announce strike before Christmas

    first_imgRyanair pilots who are members of the Irish Airline Pilots’ Association have announced plans to strike on Wednesday 20th December – just five days before Christmas Day. Flight disruptions are expected when Irish-based directly-employed pilots, mostly captains, withdraw their labour during one of the busiest travel weeks of the year.The pilots backed industrial action by a margin of 94% to 6% in secret ballots conducted over the last week. Although the number of employees involved in the strike is fewer than the total number of Irish-based Ryanair pilots, the action will have an impact because planes cannot legally or safely fly without a captain.An IMPACT trade union statement said the dispute is over Ryanair management’s refusal to enter direct negotiations with the European Employee Representative Council (EERC) or IALPA as the sole independent representative body for pilots working in the company.Union representatives say the airline has so far refused to recognise the EERC or IALPA, and insists that any discussion of pay and working conditions be conducted through management-controlled “employee representative councils.”The action on December 20th is expected to generate either disruptions or substantial costs to Ryanair. The union has warned of further strike days if agreement is not reached. IMPACT official Ashley Connolly said Ryanair was the only Irish-based airline that refuses to recognise independent pilot representatives.Ms Connolly said: “This dispute is solely about winning independent representation for pilots in the company. Management’s failed negotiating model has let down shareholders and tens of thousands of passengers, whose flights were cancelled this year because company-controlled industrial relations proved incapable of recruiting and retaining enough pilots.“The failed policy threatens to further disappoint shareholders and passengers, and further damage the airline’s reputation, because experienced pilots continue to leave the airline in droves.“This dispute is about securing a safe space for negotiations, with independent representation that pilots can have confidence in,” she said.The union said it has made repeated attempts to open discussions with airline management in recent months. Breaking: Ryanair pilots announce strike before Christmas was last modified: December 12th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:pilotsryanairstrikelast_img read more

  • Warriors agree to 1-year deal with Alec Burks

    first_imgThe Warriors have found another contender in their hunt for wings to replace minutes from Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala.Alec Burks has agreed to a one-year deal with Golden State, a league source confirmed to Bay Area News Group. The Athletic first reported the news.Burks had agreed to terms last week with the Oklahoma City Thunder, but after the team agreed to trade star forward Paul George to the … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile devicelast_img read more