Search on for private plane with 2 aboard that vanished without a trace in New Mexico

first_imgiStock/rawintanpin(SANTA FE, N.M.) — Search-and-rescue crews are scouring a million acres of New Mexico wilderness for a small private plane with two people aboard that was reported missing after taking off from an airport and vanishing without a trace, officials said.Officer Dusty Francisco of the New Mexico State Police told ABC News on Sunday that rescue crews are searching the Pecos Wilderness near Santa Fe but have yet to find any sign of the single-engine, four-seat aircraft that was reported missing last week. Two people from Colorado were aboard the fixed-wing Grumman American AA-5 aircraft when it took off about 5:49 p.m. on Thursday from the Santa Fe Regional Airport.“At about 6:01 p.m., the Santa Fe air traffic control lost contact with the airplane. The last known location from the airplane’s emergency beacon pinged about a mile south of Tererro, New Mexico, in the Pecos Wilderness,” New Mexico State Police said in a statement.The names of the two people aboard the aircraft have not been released. They were seen refueling the airplane just before taking off, Francisco said.The 42-year-old plane is registered to American Aircraft Brokers in Englewood, Colorado, a suburb of Denver, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) records.“We don’t have any reports of a plane that dropped off radar,” the FAA officials said in a statement, adding that the plane was reported missing late Thursday night by its owner.Francisco told ABC News that crews from New Mexico State Police, New Mexico Civil Air Patrol and the New Mexico Army National Guard were searching the Pecos Wilderness on the ground and from the air.“I’m told there are about a million acres of wilderness to search,” Francisco said.A group of hunters in the Pecos Wilderness told a search-and-rescue team they saw a plane matching the description of the missing aircraft flying very low Thursday evening, Maj. John Graham of the New Mexico Civil Air Patrol told The Associated Press. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Lukaku finally responds after facing slack from Gary Neville

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty ImagesAdvertisement cr58pNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs326Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8gvx( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) nw0lWould you ever consider trying this?😱3qt1Can your students do this? 🌚jeRoller skating! Powered by Firework Inter Milan forward Romelu Lukaku has finally come up with an answer to the deprecation faced from his former club Manchester United legend Gary Neville, who shamed the Belgian for being ‘overweight’ and ‘unprofessional’. Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty ImagesAfter months of speculation, the 26 year old joined the Serie A heavyweights in early August for €80 million, and also secured a five year contract at San Siro and £300,000 per week wage.However, Neville, who is currently working as a pundit for Sky Sports, gave Lukaku a mouthful of slack via his official Twitter, in a conversation with United We Stand editor Andy Mitten.Advertisement After almost 3 weeks, the Belgian international has replied to the criticism.In a recent interview with BBC Sport, Lukaku hit back at Neville, saying: “Don’t question my professionalism. I live for this game. I am at home all the time. I try to do everything to improve.”The Nerazzuri attacker targeted Neville’s words that seemingly diminished Lukaku’s reputation at Old Trafford.“[Neville] can talk about my fitness but he should never say anything about my professionalism, that I don’t work hard enough. That is something he cannot say. All the coaches I have had say the same thing about me.”He also mentioned that every manager he’s ever worked under has been hailing him for being a hard worker, and added that it will be the same for his favourite gaffer at San Siro.“What did Ole Gunnar Solskjaer say when I was on the training ground? What did he say? That I always work hard and always do my best to try and improve myself.”“Same with Jose Mourinho and Roberto Martinez. Now Antonio Conte will say it.”Lukaku scored his first goal for Inter in the Serie A season opening, where Conte’s side thrashed Lecce 4-0.Inter Milan are travelling to to Sardegna Arena this Monday to face Cagliari in their upcoming league fixture. Advertisementlast_img read more

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AH Shore Casino Rises Again

first_imgBy John BurtonLongtime banquet hall back in businessATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – There was never any question about coming back after Sandy, said Bernie and Kath­leen Sweeney, who own and operate the Shore Casino, a longtime banquet hall located at the municipal harbor.“A lot of people thought we would never be able to come back,” Kathleen said. She heard that from people who live in the borough who had the chance to see the extent of the damage.Kathleen Sweeney, seated in one of the newly renovated and repaired dining rooms, and her husband own and operate Atlantic Highlands Shore Casino. Their business is bouncing back from the effects of Super Storm Sandy.Bernie dismissed those assertions. “The day after the flood I was down here with 14 brooms and my family, cleaning up and ripping up rugs,” Bernie said of the significant damage his restaurant and catering facility experienced with the late October storm and his work to get the operation up and running again.The Shore Casino, 1 Simon Lake Drive, in the center of the harbor area at the end of the borough’s First Avenue, saw a large wave make its way over the bulkhead and engulf the building, bringing more than 4 feet of water through the structure, smashing all of the building’s 27 windows, all the wall mirrors, ruining much of the equipment, flooring, carpeting and electrical wiring, among other damage.Expressing amazement, Bernie said a 44-foot powerboat washed up with the tidal surge and crashed into the building. Beer coolers, filled with beer, floated from their stationary locations behind the bars and all the chairs were in the kitchen by the time the water was done.And a truck, which had been parked behind the building, was just gone, he said, still not sure where it wound up.“We just couldn’t believe that a wave could do all that damage,” he said.“All those years of work out to sea,” offered Kathleen, in her native County Kerry Irish brogue that hasn’t waned with her more than 50 years in America.The couple has been operating the Shore Casino here for 45 years. For the past 50 years they have also owned and operated Casino in the Park, located in Jersey City, where Bernie grew up. The Jersey City location experienced some flooding from an area lake, with the basement taking on water. But the damage was pretty minimal and Casino in the Park was operating again pretty quickly.It was not like the damage they had to address at the Shore Casino, he said. Just to replace the dance floors and carpeting cost approximately $100,000. When asked about the cost of the whole job, Bernie deflected the question, explaining, “Everything here is brand new… I’m almost afraid to try and add it all up.“We probably had every insurance you can imagine. But,” he continued, taking a breath, “we didn’t have flood insurance.“Nobody ever suggested flood insurance,” to him, he said. “But it was just stupidity, I guess,” not to think of it, he added.What probably saved the building, he suspected, was that he built it with concrete and steel. “If it had been made of wood, it would’ve been gone,” he said.Bernie shrugged. “Look I’ve been through worse,” he said. “I’ve been a paratrooper; I jumped out of planes” during the Korean War in the early 1950s, he said. “I got nothing to complain about. A lot of people had it so much worse.”But Kathleen shot him a look. “Tell the truth,” she demanded. “You were so sad.”“It’s a hard thing,” he conceded. “It takes a lot out of you.”Now they’re putting on the small finishing touches before getting completely back to business in their two rooms that are capable of seating 500 and about 160, respectively. They’ve already hosted the Monmouth County Republi­cans’ annual Lincoln Dinner in February, a wedding on St. Patrick’s Day and some funeral repasts for families with longtime connections to the casino. For the future, they said, they will again host a number of local schools’ proms and are looking forward to the coming summer.“It’ll just take a little bit of time, but the harbor will be beautiful again,” he said, pronouncing it “beaut-ee-ful,” leaving no doubt of his tough Jersey City roots.last_img read more

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Leafs rock Rockets to snap skid; Rebels move into share of Murdoch lead

first_imgNelson, making the road trip with only 15 players, completes the two-game trek through the Eddie Mountain Division with a game Saturday in Invermere against the Columbia Valley Rockies.The game will be a home coming of sort for Nelson, who came to the Leafs last week from Columbia Valley.Nelson travels to Castlegar Wednesday and Kimberley Friday before returning home to face Columbia Valley, Saturday, December 5 at the NDCC Arena. Game time is 7 p.m.Rebels pull into tie for Murdoch Division leadThe Castlegar Rebels won while the Beaver Valley Nitehawks lost pulling the Sunflower City squad into a tie for the lead in the Murdoch Division — each team has 37 points.The Rebels outlasted Grand Forks Border Bruins 4-1 while the injury-riddled Hawks were hammered 10-2 by the Thunder Cats Friday in Creston.Tayden Woods scored two of the three power play goals by the Rebels in the third period to snap a 1-1 tie and power Castlegar to the victory.Castlegar out shot the Bruins 16-4 in the third period, and 37-20 in the game making Grand Forks netminder Anthony Galliart a busy goalie.Mike Bhatoa and Chris Breese also scored for the Rebels.Chad Grambo scored the only goal for the Bruins.In Creston, the Cats outscored the Hawks 9-1 in the final 40 minutes to win the in a walk.Ten different Thunder Cats shared in the scoring. What’s the best way to put an end to a five-game losing streak?Put the last place team in the entire Kootenay International Junior Hockey League on the schedule.The Nelson Leafs took care of business, and at the same time halted a five-game slide, but posting a 5-0 shutout of the hometown Rockets Friday night in Golden.The Leafs put the game out of reach with a four-goal second period against the 2-22-1-0-2 Rockets.Tyler Garcia, Kolten Nelson, Sam Webber and Eamonn Miller, on the power power play, scored during an eight-minute span to lead the Leafs.Jordan Davie rounded out the scoring in the third period for the Leafs, which leapfrogged into sole possession of third spot in the Murdoch Division standings past the Grand Forks Border Bruins.Garcia finished the game with three points while Nelson, Nick Novin, Miller and Davie each had two points.Patrick Ostermann was solid between the pipes for the Leafs, blocking all 23 shots in posting the shutout.Nelson out shot the Rockets 29-23 in the contest.last_img read more

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Passionate, respected assistant coach who worked for Raiders, Cal, Stanford dies at 72

first_imgGunther Cunningham, who spent a lifetime as a football coach, including stops with Stanford, Cal and the Los Angeles Raiders, died Saturday. He was 72.The announcement was made by the Detroit Lions, for whom Cunningham worked last. The Detroit Free Press reported that the one-time Walnut Creek resident died of cancer.“Gunther Cunningham will forever be remembered as one of the great men of our game,” the Lions said in a statement. “He left a lasting impact on every person who was fortunate …last_img read more

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New incentives to boost manufacturing

first_imgThe government has introduced a new tax incentive programme to raise the productivity of South Africa’s manufacturing sector by supporting investments in assets and subsidising training for employees. The applications will be assessed by an adjudication committee, which will present applications to the minister of trade and industry for approval within a six-week timeframe. Davies said the government was well aware of the need to improve capital investment in South African manufacturing. “It is a problem which is rightly important. Investment and training is vital in upgrading the manufacturing sector. 9 November 2010 The new incentive programme replaces the Strategic Industrial Projects (SIP) programme, which resulted in the creation of around 6 600 jobs while promoting private sector investment. Companies will also be able to deduct R36 000 per employee as part of a training allowance, with the maximum training allowance for a single company ranging from R20-million to R30-million. Improving capital investment According to Engineering News, investors in “greenfield” projects (projects that use new and unused manufacturing assets) and “brownfield” projects (expansions or upgrades of existing projects) that involve capital of more than R200-million but less than R1.6-billion, can apply for a tax allowance equal to between 35% and 55% of a project’s value. The incentive, which will run until 31 December 2015, offers a maximum of R900-million in tax breaks for greenfield projects, and a maximum of R550-million in tax breaks for brownfield projects. The qualifying criteria for the tax incentives include companies “going green” by saving energy, and projects creating direct employment in the country. The incentive, which falls under the Income Tax Act, will see the government foregoing R5.6-billion in revenue while extending R20-billion in tax incentives. “The decline of credit extension to support investment in manufacturing was another reason for the creation of the incentive,” Davies added. “The restructuring of the Industrial Development Corporation will also be looked at.” “What we’re doing today is providing allowances which will be measured in terms of the maximum, which will be deductable from the tax obligations of companies that qualify, which will be about R20-billion,” Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said in Pretoria on Monday. Davies said that while these were “quite significant results”, more needed to be done, and on a larger scale. “We’re seeking to have diversification and employment growth,” he said. According to Moeketsi Marumo of the Enterprise Organisation, a division of the Department of Trade and Industry, the tobacco, alcoholic beverages and arms and ammunition sectors are excluded from the incentive. Qualifying criteria SAinfo reporter and BuaNewslast_img read more

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Gardening weed ID class July 6

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Secrest Arboretum, like gardens everywhere, has its share of weeds. And Paul Snyder, who works there as a program assistant, has seen their best and worst.Canada thistle, common moonseed and marestail are the toughest to manage, Snyder said.“Moonseed completely smothers everything,” he said. “Marestail has become resistant to glyphosate (a weed killer) and produces thousands of tiny seeds.“Jumpseed and bittersweet are the sneakiest. They have a knack for blending in with other plants.”Canada thistle, however, is the prettiest, Snyder said.It has “wonderful flowers that smell great,” he said.On July 6, participants will discover those weeds and others — and specifically how to identify and control them — in the arboretum’s Summer Weed ID Class. It’s from 8 to 10 a.m. Snyder will be the instructor.The 115-acre arboretum is at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster, about an hour south of Cleveland. OARDC scientists use the arboretum for research on landscape plants, while thousands of people visit its display gardens every year.Those gardens, it seems, have a secret.“Our landscape beds aren’t spotless like everyone thinks,” Snyder said. “You just have to know what to look for.”The class will give weed-spotting tips. It also will share details on the arboretum’s own weed control practices, including a new strategy against marestail being tried for the first time this summer.Marestail is a bear to control, Snyder said.“If you spray it with glyphosate, it branches and becomes almost impossible to pull because it snaps off. But if you pull it, you disrupt the soil and let even more of them grow,” he said.Registration for the class is $10 for members of the Friends of Secrest Arboretum and $15 for nonmembers. Details and a link to register are at go.osu.edu/SummerWeedID. Call 330-263-3761 for more information.The class will meet in the arboretum’s Jack and Deb Miller Pavilion.OARDC, which is at 1680 Madison Ave. in Wooster, is the research arm of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.last_img read more

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Bridge between Startups and Local Government [Interview with San Francisco’s Chief Innovation Officer Jay Nath]

first_img3 Questions to Ask Your Cloud Provider Prior to… Tags:#featured#govtech#innovation#jay nath#local government#mayor#San Francisco#startup in residence#STIR#top G-Suite Tips to Make Workplace Collaboration Le… Related Posts In 2014, under the leadership of former Mayor Ed Lee, the San Francisco’s Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation created Startup in Residence, a program connecting startups and local government to make government more effective and responsive to residents. Startup in Residence (STIR) brings startups and local government together to develop targeted solutions to civic challenges through a novel approach to shortening the typically protracted and arduous government procurement cycles. This collaborative effort provides local government agencies access to more efficient and responsive technologies and participating startups the benefit of sharing their solutions in the govtech market.In 2016, the STIR program expanded to four Bay Area cities: Oakland, San Francisco, San Leandro, and West Sacramento. And in only two years, STIR has worked with nearly 30 startups and recently announced their expansion to 12 local governments nationwide providing a larger platform for startups and continued impact on local government.Recently, we had a chance to interview Jay Nath, Chief Innovation Officer of San Francisco, to talk about STIR and entrepreneurship in the U.S.  Jay described how STIR is mutually beneficial for startups and local government by providing startups with a low risk foray into the world of government technology and allowing government agencies to take advantage of new technologies quickly to accelerate better outcomes for residents.STIR is helping government agencies catch up to the private sector’s customer-driven market focus. Startups are invited to apply to work with participating cities on specific technology needs. For the upcoming 2018 cohort, challenges include improving 311 request routing in San Francisco, an interactive park finder in Santa Monica, and a resident service and engagement tool in Washington, D.C.During the 16-week program, government departments work with the startup to co-create, working through four phases: discovery, design, build and user testing. At the end of the 16-week residency, startups deliver a prototype. The goal is for cities to access new technologies that help them to improve quality of life for residents. From the startup’s perspective, working with these cities allows them to apply their innovative solutions to public sector challenges, setting them on a pathway to contract with cities nationwide.Bringing startups into GovtechGiven San Francisco’s notoriety for entrepreneurship and all things innovation, there are countless startups and entrepreneurs from all over the world hoping to find the perfect platform to showcase their visions. It is this environment, Nath said, that allows STIR to attract early stage companies with big ideas to join the program, providing startups a unique opportunity to explore the govtech market, a market that currently, presents many barriers to entry.STIR is an opportunity for startups to engage civically and set them on a path of steady and long-term business opportunities in the public sector. One such startup is Binti. Binti participated in STIR’s 2016 cohort partnering with San Francisco’s Human Services Agency (HSA).   During the residency they developed a mobile-friendly app for prospective foster parents, making it easier and more straightforward for them to complete HSA’s foster parent application process. The impact was significant; Binti’s tool reduces the time for social workers to process foster parent applications by 50%, ultimately helping them do more social work and less paperwork.“Through our participation in the Startup in Residence program, we co-developed an impactful product, and the partnership with Binti really helped us advance our efforts to nurture a more modern, tech-friendly organizational culture,” said Barrett Johnson, a Program Director at the San Francisco Human Services Agency.According to Felicia Curcuru, founder of Binti, after the collaboration with HSA, the company has expanded their business to other cities in California. LotaData is another success story.  The startup worked with the City of San Leandro to create the “People Intelligence” platform, an easy-to-use geo-dashboard that consolidates data from across the city into a single place. Startups like Binti and LotaData are helping to modernize government while exploring new markets for their services and products.Calling all startups to board the government train!The application for 2018 the Startup in Residence program is open through midnight on January 1st at midnight PST.  Jay said STIR welcomes applications from startups, tech firms, and individuals that are willing to share their ideas, make efforts to improve civic challenges and serve the public using technology. The 2018 STIR program has extended to 12 local governments in California, Texas, Florida, Colorado, Virginia, and Washington, DC. As for startups, this is a perfect chance for them to showcase their capabilities.To learn more: https://startupinresidence.org/apply.center_img How a Modern Gaming Engine Can Supercharge Your… Fei Zhao A Comprehensive Guide to Top Blockchain Platformslast_img read more

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Kalmadi in dock as attorney general okays his sacking as CWG OC chief

first_imgFile photo of CWG OC chief Suresh Kalmadi.With the sports ministry armed with Attorney General Ghoolam Vahanvaty’s opinion, Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi may be sacked soon.Vahanvaty has said that Suresh Kalmadi can be removed as the chairman of the Organising Committee after Law minister Veerappa Moily asked for his opinion.The AG has also said that now that the CWG is over, the OC has no right to continue in the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium premises.The AG has opined that OC members should be barred from entering the premises and the office should be sealed immediately.When Headlines Today spoke to AG, he confirmed that he has recommended Suresh Kalmadi’s sacking in his opinion to the law ministry.Law ministry’s note said that Kalmadi was appointed chairman before the Society was formed on January 29, 2005.As such, Society registration was not binding and pre-emptive action can be taken. The law ministry, armed with this opinion, has written to the ministry of sports to go ahead with Kalmadi’s sacking.The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has recommended that Kalmadi should be removed from the OC as he is impeding the investigation.last_img read more

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10 months agoReal Madrid midfielder Luka Modric: I’ve always had my doubters

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric: I’ve always had my doubtersby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid midfielder Luka Modric admits he’s always had to battle against doubters.Modric won the Ballon d’Or and FIFA The Best awards this year.But the Croatian admitted that the path to the top hasn’t been easy, and that he’s had to overcome many obstacles.”I’ve been surrounded by doubts since my childhood,” he told GQ.”Because of my physique, because of my height…”Some thought those elements were important to succeed in life and in football, but I never doubted myself.”All of the difficulties that happened in his childhood helped him to become stronger.”Thanks to that trust and that faith in myself, I came to the best club in the world,” he added.”At the beginning many people didn’t believe in me either, it’s part of my life, always surrounded by doubts, always hearing that no I won’t reach the top.”All the recognition, such as the FIFA World Player or the Ballon d’Or, are worth much more when you are aware that nobody has given you anything.”Nothing has been given to me by anyone, I’ve had to work for it.” last_img read more

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