Pilot dies as small plane crashes into condo in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

first_imgkatifcam/iStock(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) — A small plane crashed into a condo building in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Friday, killing the pilot, according to local fire officials.The plane was a single-engine Piper PA-25 aircraft, which typically only carries one person, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).The pilot, who was not identified, was the only person on board, officials said.The plane hit in between the condo’s 16th and 17th floors before crashing onto the pool deck below, said Fort Lauderdale fire officials.Preliminary information indicates it was a banner tower, according to the FAA.People in the building were safely evacuated, fire officials said.The crash occurred about 11:45 a.m. after the plane took off from North Perry Airport in Pembroke Pines, the FAA said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Continue reading

Climate change may already be affecting global politics

first_img Read Full Story Extreme weather events spurred by climate change are likely to acutely affect human health—and may reverse decades of progress in lowering mortality rates for children under five, according to Ashish Jha, K.T. Li Professor of International Health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and director of the Harvard Global Health Institute. He spoke at a panel discussion on climate change held Nov. 16, 2016 at Harvard Law School. Jennifer Leaning, François-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of the Practice of Health and human rights director, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, moderated the panel.Jha observed that the food insecurity caused by events such as droughts can potentially have far-reaching consequences. The Syrian civil war was preceded by an extreme drought that led to a massive internal migration into Syria’s cities, Jha said. The resulting spike in food prices and civil unrest led to civil war, mass migration out of Syria, the European refugee crisis, and its backlash. He tied these events to Great Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, and the recent presidential election in the United States.“I think that there are a whole series of phenomena happening out there where we don’t connect the dots very clearly,” Jha said. “These things really are interconnected.”last_img read more

Continue reading

REVEALED: Black Stars players kept appearance fee in backpacks, dressing rooms

first_imgFormer coach of the Black Stars James Kwesi Appiah has revealed that, players of the Black Stars kept their appearance fees in the dressing room during the third World Cup qualifier against Portugal in Brasilia at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.According to coach Appiah, the players were given the money a night before the match against Portugal and kept them in their hotel rooms before moving them to the dressing room during the match for safe keeping.The coach who testified before the Justice Senyo Dzamefe Presidential Commission of Inquiry said, some of the players also spent the night before the game against Portugal checking their monies.Kwesi Appiah said, the circumstances surrounding the money, its payment and the way it was kept in the dressing room affected the players psychologically.He said, the players were expected to focus on the next game but rather spent the night counting money, as well as had their mind on the money in the dressing room.The coach said, the performance of the team against Portugal had a direct relation with the money. He added that, fears that the money could be stolen unsettled the players on the pitch. Ghana lost the game to Portugal with defender John Boye help the opposition’s cause with an own goal.The money which had taken a long time to reach the players after several broken promises distracted the players during its delay. This forced the players to boycott training for the last game.Interestingly, the arrival of the money also had the same disattracting effect. The $3million cash arrived in camp via a chartered flight from Ghana.”Having the money was a problem and not having the money was also a problem”, Kwesi Appiah observed.last_img read more

Continue reading

Chris Long explains why avoiding NFL training camp is like playing with puppies

first_imgChris Long is figuratively rolling around in the grass with 15 puppies.That’s what retirement life is like for the former NFL defensive end who ended his playing career in May after 11 seasons with the Rams, Patriots and Eagles — especially now that 2019 training camp is on the horizon for all 32 teams. The puppy play date analogy is just one of several the 34-year-old used in a recent tweet to describe the elation associated with his realization that, for the first time in more than a decade, he doesn’t have an obligation to report for training camp. Realizing u won’t go have to go to camp is like a warm blanket out of the dryer. It’s like sinking into a giant hammock. Like the best Friday 1st beer you ever had. Like rolling around in the grass w 15 puppies. It’s like when they cancel school on the forecast the night before.— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) July 6, 2019MORE: NFL training camp schedules for all 32 teamsFew can relate to this kind of relief, so in a phone interview Wednesday, we asked Long to elaborate on what exactly he’s happy to avoid as a retired NFL player.”It’s pretty much everything except for game day and going out to dinner with my friends,” Long told Sporting News with a laugh. “I always dreamed about that point in the summer when I’m always up in Montana just hanging out — I train up there the last month (of the offseason). I always hate when I have to (leave).”Any football player will tell you that in July you get this dark cloud over you if you know camp’s coming. This year I get to just sit on the dock and let that report day pass. … I get to watch all my friends sweating it out and getting yelled at. I’m going to be sitting there relaxing.”Despite his relative disdain for certain requirements of NFL life, Long was careful not to suggest he didn’t appreciate the grind. He said he loved game-week preparation and enjoyed watching film on his own while planning his pass-rush moves for upcoming games.Long will miss these things, which are the kind of habits that result in 70 sacks, 333 combined tackles and a couple Super Bowl rings over an 11-year career.MORE: Each NFL team’s potential Hall of FamersAs for training camp specifically, Long put it this way: “Bracing for the impact is worse than the impact.” He said the thoughtless nature of training camp, once it’s in full swing, is oddly satisfying. He would return to his hotel room after a 14-hour day, “tired as hell,” and find himself smiling. In a weird way, he said, this was the happiest he’d be all year. He’ll miss that, too.It’s what Long called the “unnecessary stuff” that he will most certainly not miss.”My back feels better, and it’s not from not hitting people,” he said. “It’s from not sitting on my ass all day every day in meetings in an uncomfortable chair watching film that we’ve watched over and over again.”D-linemen run out of stuff to study, and everybody else has to be in meetings, so then for fairness sake we have to sit in there all day.”Long, who was drafted No. 2 overall by the Rams in 2008, made an unprompted point to recall what camp was like before the current NFL collective bargaining agreement was established in 2011. He said that’s a perspective current players can quickly lose.Specifically, Long remembers “actual” two-a-days in his first few seasons. He said the CBA changed everything.”I was young at the time, and it sucked,” Long said of the extensive practice in the summer heat. “I don’t know how older guys got through that.” MORE: Ranking the NFL’s best rivalries in 2019Chris Long spoke to Sporting News on behalf of the Capital One Cup, which he was scheduled to proudly present to his alma mater, the University of Virginia, at the ESPYs on Wednesday night. UVA’s men’s athletics program clinched the 2018-19 title (Stanford clinched the women’s title), which is determined by a system that grants points to top-10 finishes in NCAA Division I championships and in final official coaches’ polls across sports. Long is presenting the award to Virginia for the second time.”That speaks to how good Virginia sports are,” Long said. “We’ve always had a great, really deep athletic program. It’s cool because Capital One is IT when it comes to recognizing depth in a program. So often we get caught up into just talking about football or basketball; there’s so many great Olympic sports and so many exciting sports that are less watched. Capital One does a great job, and they’re awarding us $200,000 in student-athlete scholarships.”last_img read more

Continue reading

Sunderland relegated to third tier for first time in 30 years

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Sunderland were relegated to England’s third tier for the first time in 30 years on Saturday as the Championship’s bottom club lost 2-1 to fellow strugglers Burton.Chris Coleman’s side have crashed into League One only a year after being relegated from the Premier League.They have played only one season outside the top two tiers of English football in their entire history, winning promotion from the old Third Division in 1987-88. Burton striker Darren Bent returned to haunt his former team with an 86th-minute equaliser to cancel out Paddy McNair’s opener on 34 minutes at the Stadium of Light.Liam Boyce headed second-bottom Burton in front in second half stoppage-time before Sunderland had a late equaliser disallowed to provide a fitting finale to their wretched season.Sunderland are six points from safety with only two matches left and the remaining fixtures of their relegation rivals make it mathematically impossible to avoid the drop. Coleman, who took over from Simon Grayson in November, said: “Firstly I would like to apologise to everyone for coming up short, ultimately not having what was needed.“It’s a brutal experience and the disappointment is huge. Forty-four games we are into the season and we haven’t been good enough.center_img “I don’t know where this club goes. We have not been told what’s what. I don’t know what the plan is.“Right now it’s very raw, it’s just happened. It’s brutally painful.“I have been here two minutes, the supporters have been here for years I can only imagine how they are feeling.”Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

Continue reading

‘We are all Koulibaly’: Napoli fans don masks to support racism victim

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp Milan, Italy | AFP | Thousands of Napoli fans showed their support for Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly who was subjected to racist chanting at Inter Milan in midweek by wearing masks and holding up his picture before their team’s Serie A game against Bologna on Saturday.Posters with the message “Siamo Tutti Koulibaly” (“We are all Koulibaly”) were visible throughout the Stadio San Paolo during the game which the hosts won 3-2.Napoli’s French-born player Koulibaly was targeted by monkey noises and racist chants at the San Siro on Wednesday, before being sent off for sarcastically applauding the referee.Serie A returned to action three days after the violent clashes in Milan during which an Inter supporter died after being hit by a car.And fans showed their solidarity with Koulibaly, wearing masks with the player’s face, as well as t-shirts bearing his name.The home fans also displayed a banner on front of the stadium, “We are all Koulibaly: no to racism!,” with fliers in the stadium “Koulibaly big brother” or “We’re with you Kalidou”.Among them a very young fan held up a poster with: “I’m small, but a man like Koulibaly”.On the pitch, Napoli’s Algerian defender Faouzi Ghoulam wore Koulibaly’s number 26 shirt in warm-up with the Senegalese player suspended after his sending off on Wednesday.“It doesn’t matter the colour of the skin. It doesn’t matter religion. It doesn’t matter what team you’re rooting for. Football, like all sports, is a game. And all the games are passion, fun, freedom: And in freedom we are all alike! Tomorrow we will all be koulibaly!,” Ghoulam tweeted before the match.European football governing body UEFA said that the correct anti-racism protocol had not been followed during the midweek game.And Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti said Saturday they would have been in favour of the match being suspended temporarily. “There was a bit of confusion after Milan, we never asked for the suspension, but three times a temporary interruption.“UEFA confirmed that we are right, it surprises me that the president of the referees federation disagrees.“I hope it will never happen again or we will walk off the pitch.”Ancelotti added: “50,000 people calling Koulibaly’s name is quite a show, there has been a good feeling throughout the city.“Kalidou is very popular, he has had messages from many sportsmen and it is a sign that it is not so difficult to improve things.”Meanwhile, there were also banners before Saturday’s match between Parma and Roma in memory of 39-year-old Inter Milan supporter Daniele Belardinelli, who was killed during the pre-match clashes.“Ciao Dede” and “an ultra never dies, Daniele with us” were two of the banners remembering Belardinelli who had been banned from the San Siro between 2007 and 2017 for violence.last_img read more

Continue reading