Hudson issues rallying call ahead of City clash

first_imgHuddersfield Town Caretaker Head Coach Mark Hudson has urged his side rise to the challenge when Manchester City visit the Amex Stadium on Sunday.Hudson was appointed caretaker coach after David Wagner left the club on Monday by mutual consent.He faces a tough task of preparing the Terriers for a Premier League game against a Manchester City side that is currently seven points behind league leaders Liverpool.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“Man City is a world-class team with a world-class manager, Happy Birthday by the way Pep, but we’ve just got to look forward to it,” he told the club’s website.“We have to show intent, it’s all about us, what we can do this week on the training field and go into the game with real intent to try and pose them as many problems as we can.“That’s not to underestimate them in any means, but we have to focus on us; that’s what we’ve been good on over the past three years.”last_img read more

Suicidal mechanic steals empty plane from Seattle airport

first_imgThis frame grab taken from footage filmed by bystander John Wauldron on 10 August 2018 with his Galaxy S8 at Chambers Bay Park and Golf Course in University Place Washington, shows an empty passenger airplane, stolen from the Seattle-Tacoma airport, making an unlikely upside-down aerial loop, then flying low over Puget Sound before crashing into the sparsely populated Ketron Island in the northwestern US state of Washington. Photo: AFPA young mechanic described as suicidal stole an empty passenger plane from Seattle-Tacoma Airport, took it on an hour-long flight that included a hair-raising loop as F-15 fighter jets gave chase, then crashed, killing himself.Officials ruled out any link to terrorism in the incident, which took place late on Friday, and saw the man holding a conversation with an air traffic controller in which he seemed to apologize for what he was doing.Video taken by a bystander showed the 76-seat plane making a big, slow loop-the-loop, then flying low over Puget Sound before crashing into Ketron Island, a sparsely-populated area in the northwestern US state of Washington.The crash sparked a fire in the dense forest. Flames lit up the night as they spread from the burning wreckage to nearby trees. Officials said there were no victims on the ground.The stolen plane was a twin-engine turboprop Q400 belonging to Horizon Air, its parent company Alaska Airlines said on Twitter.The Pierce County Sheriff’s office ruled out terrorism.- Joyrider or suicidal? -“Most terrorists don’t do loops over the water,” said Sheriff Paul Pastor. “This might have been a joyride gone terribly wrong.”But Ed Troyer, who also works at the sheriff’s office, described him as “suicidal.”He was identified as a 29-year-old airline mechanic called Rich or Richard, who lived locally and had acted alone. His full name was not given.The sheriff’s office said the F-15s arrived minutes after the plane was stolen and kept the aircraft “out of harm’s way and people on the ground safe.”The fighter jets flew at supersonic speed, triggering a boom first taken to be an explosion, as they raced to intercept the plane.In a video statement, Horizon Air’s chief operating officer Constance von Muehlen said the plane was taken by one of its employees.”We believe (the plane) was taken by a single Horizon Air employee and no other passengers or crew were on board,” she said.The plane was stolen at around 8:00 pm (0300 GMT Saturday) and crashed 90 minutes later, officials said.President Donald Trump was briefed and the White House praised authorities’ quick response to the crisis.- ‘Bizarre’ -John Waldron, who captured the plane’s loop-the-loop on video, told CNN he was out for an evening stroll when he saw two fighter jets following a turboprop plane, initially thinking they were practicing for an air show.”So I started to capture video, just because I thought it was kind of bizarre,” he said, later realizing that the jets were chasing the plane.Then the plane “did a complete loop… I couldn’t believe he recovered.”He estimated that the plane, at its lowest point, was no more than 100 feet (30 meters) above the water.Then the pilot pulled the plane “pretty much straight up. And kind of at an angle. And almost stalled the aircraft. Somehow he got it leveled back off. And then made his way down toward the island.”Waldron said he had been prepared to “run and take cover.” He briefly turned away, then turned back and saw the explosion as the plane crashed.- ‘A broken guy’ -In a conversation with the control tower, the pilot, who identified himself only as “Rich,” came across as excitable, confused, and even apologetic.”Congratulations, you did it,” the control tower tells him, according to an audio feed aired on CNN.”Let’s turn around the air and land it and not hurt anybody on the ground.””I don’t know, man,” the pilot answers. “I don’t want to. I was kind of hoping that was going to be it, you know.”During the conversation, he says he had put some fuel in the plane “to go check out the Olympics” — the Olympic Mountains which lie about 100 miles (160 kilometers) away.But he later worried he was running low, saying the fuel had burned “quite a bit faster than I expected.”The control tower then pushes him to land at a nearby military base.”I wouldn’t want to do that. They probably have anti-aircraft,” he responds.”This is probably jail time for life, huh?” he later says, according to a recording published by the Seattle Times.”I’ve got a lot of people that care about me. It’s going to disappoint them to hear that I did this,” he said.”I would like to apologize to each and every one of them. Just a broken guy, got a few screws loose, I guess. Never really knew it until now.”last_img read more

A Look Inside Kinder HSPVAs New Downtown Campus

first_img X – / 17UPDATE (January 7, 2019): The Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts opened the doors on its new downtown campus today, where more than 750 students will study music, dance, theater, and other arts. The 168-thousand square-foot-building spans five stories and has multiple theaters. The Kinder name is also a new addition, after the Kinder Foundation pledged $7.5 million to plug a budget shortfall in the school’s construction in exchange for naming rights. However, as News 88-7’s Laura Isensee reported last month, the school district has yet to receive the funds.Back in June, Houston Matters producer Michael Hagerty went on a tour of the campus to check on its progress and learn more about its facilities.Work continues on the new downtown campus for Houston’s Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. While students aren’t expected to be in place until January, the facility’s many classrooms, dance studios, stages, and performance spaces are starting to take shape.One of the key components of the new campus is the Denney Theater, which can seat 800 people. It can be used for every kind of performing art as well as to host all-school assemblies.“The main theater, the Denney Theater, is sort of the heart of the whole thing, so everything surrounds this from the first floor all the way to the fifth floor,” Principal Scott Allen, told Houston Matters. Representatives from the project’s construction firm, McCarthy Building Companies Inc., said work is more than 90 percent complete. Allen said the school will move from its longtime Montrose campus between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and students will begin classes at the new facility when the new semester begins in January.“The location was the most important just because we’re blocks away from the theater district,” Allen said. “We have partnerships with all the arts organizations, and so for us to be able to either walk a few blocks or jump on the train and take kids down to the Alley or the Hobby or Jones it just strengthens those partnerships.”The school also plans to have artists from those organizations on campus to teach master classes. Listen to the audio below for the full tour of the campus with. Listen To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: 00:00 /09:18 Sharelast_img read more

Texans May Be Able To Register For New Mexicos Medical Marijuana Program

first_imgWikiCommonsMedical marijuana.A ruling by a New Mexico judge this week may enable Texas residents to register for that state’s medical marijuana program. But critics are worried that Texans may end up breaking state and federal laws.New Mexico’s Department of Health went to court this summer to challenge a law that would issue ID cards to out-of-state residents, including Texans, to buy medical marijuana. It argued the law encourages non-residents to violate state and federal laws and was never meant to include them.But a state district judge in Santa Fe disagreed and ordered the state agency to issue the cards to non-residents. The court will hear arguments against the ruling on Aug. 19.Jax Finkel is the executive director of the Texas chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, or NORML. She agrees with News Mexico’s Department of Health that the change would lead to an increase in arrests.She’s also concerned the program could lead to both confusion among Texan patients and an increase in arrests.“While we want patients to have access to medical cannabis, it is problematic that they would have to cross state lines. This would lead them to break federal law,” Finkel said.Finkel said these patients could face marijuana possession charges if they cross back into Texas because the Lone Star State’s Compassionate Use Program only covers CBD oil that has a psychoactive THC concentration of less than 0.5%, and patients must be listed on Texas’ registry.      The ruling applies to all U.S. states, but in the lawsuit, Texas and Arizona are named as two states that could specifically benefit.     This story has been updated.Ryan Poppe can be reached at RPoppe@TPR.org and on Twitter at @RyanPoppe1. Sharelast_img read more

OffDuty DC Officer Becomes Baltimores 301st Homicide Victim

first_imgAn off-duty officer with the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington D.C. was killed in Baltimore, making him the city’s 301st homicide victim.Sgt. Anthony Mason Jr, 40, was killed when someone opened fire on the car he was sitting in with a 43- year old female in the early hours of Nov 4. The woman identified herself to police as Mason’s girlfriend.Mason was gunned down during the Baltimore Ceasefire Weekend, which called for no homicides in the city for 72 hours, Nov. 3 to Nov. 5. Mason’s death was the only homicide during the 72 hour period.According to the Baltimore Police Department (BPD), Mason was found with multiple gunshot wounds in the upper body in the 2800 block of Elgin Avenue in West Baltimore around 12:45 a.m.Mason’s companion was shot in the leg and is expected to survive. The suspect fled the scene.Mason, a father of three, served in the U.S. Army as a police officer for five years, before joining the Metropolitan Police Department as a Sergeant according to his cousin, James Grayton.According to the family, Mason was a Washington native, but moved to Baltimore and commuted to work in Northeast Washington.Mason had been with MPD for 17 years and served as an undercover officer in the 6th district in D.C.Sgt. Tony Anthony Mason Jr. (Police Dept Photo via Twitter)“He was a good father, a great person, loved people. Loved having fun,” Grayton told the AFRO. “Right now it’s a tragedy in our family and we are just trying to hold it together for the kids.”Family and friends gathered at Mason’s childhood home in Northeast Washington waiting for answers from police.“He was in his neighborhood. We don’t know any details, (we) just know he was close to his house that was it, said Grayton. “It’s just hard to figure out why he would lose his life in this way.”According to MPD, Mason was on non-contact status from the department because of an internal investigation, meaning he was assigned to administrative duties.D.C. police have not provided any information on the internal investigation except stating that it was a “personnel matter.”Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 410-396-2100 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.If you wish to remain anonymous, you can also text tips to 443-902-4824.last_img read more

Soon 3 hardware parks 4 IT parks to come up in Bengal

first_imgKolkata: The Mamata Banerjee government has envisaged a vision to place Bengal among the three leading states in the country in the field of information technology by 2020, state Information Technology minister Bratya Basu said on Thursday.”We are coming up with three hardware parks at Sonarpur, Naihati and Falta and four IT parks in Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Salt Lake Sector V and Rajarhat,” Basu said on the sidelines of the foundation stone laying event of Genpact, which will co-develop a technology park at Salt Lake Sector V with Simplex Infra Group. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsState Additional Chief Secetary, IT, Debashis Sen, who was also present in the event, said that the latest Genpact initiative signifies that Sector V is on the path of revival again. He stressed on the need for industries in the state to embrace the new technological advancements, which are taking place at a very fast pace, to ensure a smooth future ahead.According to Basu, the two hardware parks at Falta and Naihati will come up on 60 acres of land each and entail an investment of Rs 60 crore each. “The work for the park at Falta is in its final stages, while the one at Naihati is expected to be functional by the beginning of 2019,” the minister said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedIt may be mentioned that Genpact has 1.5 acre leased land in the IT hub of Salt Lake Sector V, where Simplex Infra will develop the ‘Imagine’ Tech Park. “This will enable us to get a portion of the developed property without any investment in construction. We mostly follow an asset-light model globally,” Genpact HR head Piyush Mehta said. However, he did not divulge the number of people it will recruit after the new facility comes up by around 2021. Genpact, which had begun its journey in the city in 2004 with 300 people, now employs 3,000 people.Simplex Infra Techno Park managing director Rajiv Mundhra said the G+25 building will have a built-up space of 6,00,000 square feet and will cost about Rs 150 crore. Out of this, some 1.10-1.20 lakh sq feet will be given to Genpact, as part of the co-development terms.last_img read more

Can you guess which destination is at the top of boomers bucket

first_imgCan you guess which destination is at the top of boomers’ bucket lists? Tags: Hawaii, Trend Watch Here’s something that comes as no surprise: Hawaii has topped all other U.S. destinations as the top bucket list destination among boomers.According to a new study by AARP, about 18% of boomers listed the island chain as their top domestic destination, above Alaska (12%), California (8%) and Nevada (7%).Couple this with the news that Hawaii was named the happiest state in the United States by a Gallup poll and you’ve got the makings of the perfect travel destination! After interviewing 177,000 adults across the country, Gallup determined a “well-being score” based on respondents’ views on their social lives, finances, community, motivation and physicality. Hawaii ranked #, ahead of Alaska, Colorado, West Virginia and Kentucky, for the sixth time. Travelweek Group Monday, March 27, 2017 center_img << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by Sharelast_img read more