Cushions found likely to have come from Argentine football player’s missing plane

first_imgCardiff City fans hold a banner in the stands, reading ‘Emiliano Sala Forever a Bluebird’, ahead of the match against Arsenal, before the English Premier League soccer match at the Emirates Stadium in London, Tuesday Jan. 29, 2019. Tonight should have been the debut match for Emiliano Sala, who is believed to have died in a plane crash Monday Jan. 21. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)LONDON — Air accident investigators say two seat cushions have been found which are likely to have come from the plane carrying Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala.They are the first traces of the plane to be found since it disappeared over the English Channel on Jan. 21 as it flew from France to Wales. Sala had just been signed by Premier League club Cardiff.ADVERTISEMENT View comments SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town LATEST STORIES Bolts roar past Texters PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations British authorities say their French counterparts found parts of two seat cushions on a beach near Surtainville in northwest France.Britain’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch says “from a preliminary examination we have concluded that it is likely that the cushions are from the missing aircraft.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAfter an official rescue operation for the light aircraft was called off on Thursday after three days, Sala’s family raised money for a private search.Now the AAIB says it has commissioned a vessel to conduct a search of the seabed starting this weekend. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrantslast_img read more

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PM Simpson Miller Shocked and Saddened by the Death of Neville ‘Teddy’ McCook

first_img ‘Teddy’ conceptualised and had implemented the Gibson relays. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller says the death of Neville ‘Teddy’ McCook, ‘a man who made an outstanding contribution to sports administration in Jamaica’ has brought shock and sadness to all who knew him.“’Teddy’, as he was affectionately called was a virtual icon in the track and field fraternity locally, regionally and internationally. He spent almost all of his life working on ways and means to improve the management of the sport structurally and organisationally. This made him one of the most clinical, efficient and technically sound sport administrator globally. ”The Prime Minister said that, ‘Teddy’ has given distinguished service to Jamaica and without a doubt was a nation builder who was diligent and disciplined in executing his responsibilities.Recalling Mr. McCook as a person who would not give up on any issue he considered to be just, especially if it had to do with the advancement of the sport of track and field, the Prime Minister said that she admired ‘Teddy’ for sharing his passion and zeal for sport development in Jamaica. “’Teddy’ conceptualised and had implemented the Gibson relays, in remembrance of his mentor the late Bishop Gibson, the first principal of his Alma Mater, Kingston College. The Gibson Relays is now a staple on the local athletic calendar and is regarded worldwide as one of the most prestigious athletic meet for high school students” the Prime Minister added.Up to the time of his passing he was the Secretary General of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) and President of the North American, Central American and the Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC).  He also served the Jamaica Administrative Athletic Association for 12 years as President where he campaigned almost daily for the improvement of the welfare of the athletes.“As Secretary General of the JOA, ‘Teddy’ was extremely meticulous and dedicated to the execution of his tasks particularly on or around the time of the participation of our athletes in the Olympic Games. He carried the country’s flag high and proudly during his stint as the President of NACAC. Although he was even handed in how he carried out his task as President, he never missed an opportunity to remind the wider NACAC family that he was from the country now regarded as the sprint capital of the world.”The Honourable McCook was awarded the national honour of Commander of the Order of Distinction (CD) for Sports in 1987 and later conferred with the Order of Jamaica in 2006 also for Sports.PM Simpson Miller has expressed condolences to his wife, Sonia, four daughters, relatives and friends and the sporting fraternity.Mr. McCook died today at the University Hospital. The death of Neville ‘Teddy’ McCook, ‘a man who made an outstanding contribution to sports administration in Jamaica’ has brought shock and sadness. Story Highlights Up to the time of his passing he was the Secretary General of the JOA and President of the NACAC. last_img read more

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Two Newbuilds Join COSCO Shipping Tanker Dalian

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: COSCO Shipping Tanker (Dalian); Simon Young COSCO Shipping Tanker (Dalian), a tanker shipping branch of China COSCO Shipping, has taken delivery of two newbuilds this week.On September 17, the 72,000 dwt Mt Lian Shan Hu was delivered and christened at the terminal of Dalian Shipbuilding Industry.The vessel is the fourth in the series of wide-body, energy-saving LR1 oil tankers, tailored by Dalian Shipbuilding Industry for COSCO Shipping Tanker (Dalian). The ship is flagged in Hong Kong and boasts a LOA of 220 metres, a moulded breadth of 36 metres, moulded depth of 20 metres, and its endurance exceeds 18,000 nautical miles.On the following day, a very large crude carrier named Mt Cosnew Lake was christened and delivered at the same facility.The 319,000 dwt VLCC features anti-sand patent design and the latest energy-saving and environmentally-friendly technologies, the company said.With a LOA of 332.5 metres, a moulded breadth of 60 metres, a dwt of 319,000, and a draught of 20.5 meters, the vessel can carry 2,500 barrels of crude oil via the Straits of Malacca.The tanker shipping company owns and operates a fleet of over 40 oil tankers and LPG ships, and is set to reach nearly 9 million in fleet capacity by the end of 2018. The company is targeting 12 million dwt capacity.Image Courtesy: COSCO Shipping Tanker (Dalian); Simon Younglast_img read more

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