Black box recovered from crashed Ethiopian Airlines flight

first_img Rescuers work beside the wreckage of an Ethiopian Airlines’ aircraft at the crash site Image: Xinhua News Agency/PA Images Image: Xinhua News Agency/PA Images Mar 11th 2019, 7:22 AM Source: Leo Varadkar/Twitter Short URL By Hayley Halpin https://jrnl.ie/4534157 Share52 Tweet Email Monday 11 Mar 2019, 10:39 AM Updated Mar 11th 2019, 10:39 AM THE DIGITAL FLIGHT data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder from the Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed yesterday, killing 157 people, including one Irish person, has been recovered, according to the airline.The brand new Max 8 plane, being flown by Ethiopian Airlines, crashed just six minutes into its flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi in Kenya, killing all those on board.The airline this morning announced that it is pulling its fleet of 737 Max from service, just hours after China’s air safety regulator ordered domestic airlines to do the same.Last October, the same model of plane, operated by Lion Air, crashed in Indonesia, killing 189.Since the Lion Air accident, the 737 MAX has faced growing skepticism from the aviation community. The program had already encountered problems during development.In May 2017, Boeing had halted 737 MAX test flights due to quality concerns with the engine produced by CFM International, a company jointly owned by France’s Safran Aircraft Engines and GE Aviation.While Teal Group expert Richard Aboulafia said it was “too soon to make any kind of meaningful comment,” another industry expert stressed the similarities between the two incidents.“It’s the same plane. Like Lion Air, the (Ethiopian Airlines) accident took place shortly after takeoff and the pilots signaled they were experiencing problems, then the plane crashed. The similarities are clear,” the expert added, requesting anonymity.Chinese aviation authorities have also noted the “similarities” between the two deadly incidents.Boeing said it was “deeply saddened” by the Ethiopian Airlines incident, adding that a technical team would be providing assistance to investigators.VictimsEight crew and 149 passengers from 35 countries perished when Flight ET 302 smashed into a field.The Irish person who was among those who died was last night named as Michael Ryan, originally from Lahinch, Co Clare. Michael Ryan was Deputy Chief Engineer at the United Nations’ World Food Programme and was based at its Rome headquarters, a spokesperson confirmed to TheJournal.ie.“All of WFP’s thoughts and condolences are with the families of those killed.”A Department of Foreign Affairs spokesperson told TheJournal.ie: “The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is aware of the incident and providing consular assistance.Also among the dead were tourists, business travellers, and UN staff, including some who worked for the World Food Programme, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM).The IOM said early indications were that 19 staff members of UN-affiliated organisations died in the crash.Many were headed for an annual assembly of the UN Environment Programme, which opens in Nairobi today with 4,700 heads of state, ministers, business leaders, senior UN officials and civil society representatives.Ethiopia’s parliament has declared a national day of mourning today. According to the airline, Kenya had the largest number of casualties with 32, followed by Canada with 18, Ethiopia nine, then Italy, China, and the United States with eight each.Britain and France each had seven people on board, Egypt six, and Germany five – though the breakdown was not final.France’s government later said there were eight French victims.“Our thoughts tonight are with families of all those lost in the Ethiopian Airlines crash, including Irish engineer Michael Ryan,” Taoiseach Leo Varadkar tweeted.“Michael was doing life-changing work in Africa with the World Food Programme. Deepest sympathies to family, colleagues & friends.” center_img Rescuers work beside the wreckage of an Ethiopian Airlines’ aircraft at the crash site Our thoughts are with the families and the Department of Foreign Affairs remains ready to act in any way that they can and give any support to the families.Tánaiste Simon Coveney said that it is a “tragedy” for the families involved. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and British Prime Minister Theresa May both described the news as “devastating”.InvestigationEthiopian Airlines, Africa’s biggest carrier, said the search of the crash site had been suspended overnight, but would resume in daylight.“A committee comprising of Ethiopian Airlines, Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority and Ethiopian Transport Authority has been set up to carry out the investigations,” it added.Once the… deceased are identified, their bodies will be delivered to their families and loved ones.The US National Transportation Safety Board also said it would send investigators to assist.With reporting by – © AFP 2019   Black box recovered from crashed Ethiopian Airlines flight 157 people were killed in yesterday’s crash, including Irishman Michael Ryan. 31 Comments Our thoughts tonight are with families of all those lost in the Ethiopian Airlines crash, including Irish engineer Michael Ryan. Michael was doing life-changing work in Africa with the World Food Programme. Deepest sympathies to family, colleagues & friends— Leo Varadkar (@LeoVaradkar) March 10, 2019 32,191 Views Speaking to reporters yesterday, the Minister for Business Heather Humphreys said:“I just want to say I am very sorry to hear about the Ethiopian airline that crashed this morning and I understand from media reports that there is one Irish citizen on that. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

AEU President calls for action on teacher shortages

first_imgThe Australian Education Union has called for a national approach to tackling teacher shortages after a new survey found almost 60 per cent of schools had trouble getting the teachers they needed.In the survey of 1,473 public school principals across the nation, 59 per cent of principalsreported problems with the supply of teachers in the past year and 57 per cent said the problem was getting worse.Releasing the survey in Canberra, AEU Federal President Angelo Gavrielatos said schools faced a range of problems including major shortages of teachers qualified to teach key subjects, difficulties recruiting and retaining staff and a short pay scale that made it difficult to keep experienced teachers in the classroom.“The survey found that because of the shortages, 59 per cent of secondary schools had teachers working outside their area of expertise,” Mr Gavrielatos said.Mr Gavrielatos called for long-term plan to address the chronic problems with the supply of teachers and for significant improvemens in the pay and working conditions for teachers.“Australian teachers spend more hours in the classroom than those in almost any other major nation and yet they are paid below-average wages.We have had a record investment in new classrooms and facilities. Now it is time to invest in teachers and end the under-funding of public schools so we can maximise the benefits of these facilities and give every child the individual attention they deserve.”The survey also found:Principals said the top priority for the Rudd Government should be investing more in teachers (30 per cent) followed by increasing teacher numbers (22 per cent).Schools are relying on fund-raising to pay for the basics. Almost 90 per cent of principals said fundraising was important for their school with the number one use of the money being to pay for library resources and textbooks (57 per cent).Student class sizes are still too high with 80 per cent of students being taught in classes with 20 or more students and 32 per cent in classes of 26 or more.Ms Gillard says the Government knows there is a problem and is providing extra funding to encourage graduates to become specialist teachers.“We obviously can’t make teachers overnight, and we inherited a school system that had been neglected for more than 10 years by the Liberal government, but our education revolution is already delivering measures to induce teachers in the maths and science fields,” she said.The Federal Government had committed $550 million to inspire and reward teachers and principals, and $626 million to boost the number of maths and science teachers in schools. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Title match set for RAW next week RAW vs Smackdown Live debate

first_img Now Playing Up Next Title match set for RAW next weekWWE.com has announced a title match for next week’s WWE RAW taping in Newark, New Jersey. Dean Ambrose is being advertised to defend the WWE Intercontinental Championship against The Miz next Monday night.RAW vs. Smackdown Live debateWWE has posted a clip from the latest episode of “Bring it to the Table” where Peter Rosenberg, Corey Graves and JBL debate RAW vs. Smackdown Live. Roman Reigns is in Remission Videos Articles Now Playing Up Next Adam Martin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Videos Articles WWE Lists The Shields Top 10 Wins Seth Rollins Now Playing Up Next Former WWE star Big Cass reportedly has incident at WrestlePro Event in New Jersey Pinterest Joey Janela comments on backstage incident with Big Cass at WrestlePro Event Videos Articles Joan Jett Set To Perform Ronda Rouseys Entrance At WrestleMania 35 Twitter Now Playing Up Next Jon Moxley: AEW Was Bigger Than WWE Title Roman Reigns talks about teaming with The Undertaker, Jon Moxley’s comments on WWE Ronda Rousey WhatsApp Recommended videosPowered by AnyClipWWE Lists The Shields Top 10 WinsVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseUnmuteDuration 0:30/Current Time 0:05Loaded: 100.00%0:05Remaining Time -0:25 FullscreenUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Replay the list Shawn Michaels Seth Rollins Defends WWE On Two Separate Occasions Google+ Now Playing Up Nextlast_img read more

Save the Date Arts crafts train rides music and more make for

first_imgCelebrate color and energy during the May Day Arts and Crafts Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today. The festival is hosted by the Ke Kukui Foundation. It features the May Day Court, with the May Day King and Queen and their eight Hawaiian Island princess attendants, wearing their respective island flower lei and colors. There will be hula dancing, food and shave ice, craft vendors and a lei making contest in Gaiser Hall, Clark College, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver. Admission is $7, free for ages 10 and younger and Clark College students. 360-992-2662 or kekukuifoundation.comThe Chelatchie Prairie Railroad kicks off its season with a Mother’s Day Weekend ride for the whole family. The train carries passengers on a 13-mile round trip through north Clark County, including crossing the Lewis River, with a stop to see Yacolt Falls and passage through a 330 foot tunnel. Reservations recommended. The train rides begin at noon and 2:30 p.m. May 13 and May 14 from Chelatchie Prairie Railroad, 207 N. Railroad Ave., Yacolt. Tickets are $16, $15 for seniors, $11 for youth, $9 for ages 2 to 4. 360-686-3559 or www.bycx.comThe Southwest Washington Wind Symphony welcomes Pat Vandehey, Director of Bands at George Fox University, to conduct its concert “Spring Song.” This concert celebrates the arrival of spring with animated dances, Latin themes and a musical tribute to the city of Paris by contemporary composers at 3 p.m. May 14 at Union High School, 6201 N.W. Friberg-Strunk St., Camas. Admission is free. 360-574-8386 or www.swwindsymphony.orgPHD Comics creator Jorge Cham and particle physicist Daniel Whiteson are the authors of “We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe,” where they explore why a vast portion of the universe is still a mystery, and explore those mysteries with infographics, cartoons and illustrations. At this Science on Tap at 7 p.m. May 16 at Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main St., they will introduce their new book and show how the universe is an exciting expanse of mostly uncharted territory to explore. Admission is $8 to $10 suggested donation. www.viaproductions.orgThe 28th annual Senior Citizen Prom will be themed “Moonlight in the Tropics” with dancing, food and fun, in honor of Older Americans month. Sponsored by Vancouver Pointe Senior Living, The Messenger and KISN Good Guy Radio 95.1 FM, the event for seniors run 6 to 9:30 p.m. May 19 at the Luepke Center, 1009 E Mcloughlin Blvd., Vancouver. Registration is $16 for Vancouver city residents, $19 for non-residents. 360-487-7100 or www.cityofvancouver.us/messenger/page/luepke-centerlast_img read more

Arraignment delayed in motorcylists death

first_imgThe arraignment of an Amboy woman accused of killing a motorcyclist while driving under the influence of drugs was delayed Thursday because the woman hadn’t retained an attorney.Tanya M. Leffler, 34, was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday on a charge of vehicular homicide in connection with the death of James Luden, 54, of Vancouver. Luden was killed while stopped at a traffic light on Vancouver’s Padden Parkway on April 14. Leffler was arrested earlier this month after investigators received the results of toxicology tests.Although the court determined that Leffler is indigent and eligible for a court-appointed attorney, Leffler said she plans to hire her own attorney. She hadn’t done so by Thursday’s hearing.“I’ve talked to a few attorneys,” Leffler said Thursday. She said she needed time to get money together to pay for the attorney.Clark County Superior Court Judge Scott Collier rescheduled the arraignment for Aug. 5. Leffler was released from jail July 10 after posting $75,000 in bail.About 30 of Luden’s friends and family attended Thursday’s hearing. They expressed frustration over the delay.“She knows she’s guilty,” said Jimmy Luden Jr., the victim’s son.Leffler was behind the wheel of a 2010 Mitsubishi Galant driving west when she struck Luden’s 2010 Harley-Davidson stopped in a left-turn lane at the intersection of Northeast 94th Avenue, according to a court affidavit. His motorcycle was among multiple vehicles stopped in three lanes of traffic at a red signal.last_img read more

Floyd Mayweather is the worlds highestpaid athlete for 2018

first_imgSomething for the weekend: American boxer Floyd Mayweather has secured his latest sporting victory, ranking as the world’s highest-paid athlete in Forbes’ 2018 list.Between 1 June 2017 and 1 June 2018, the undefeated boxing champ earned $285 million (£214 million) including salary, bonuses, prize money, endorsements, licensing and appearance fees. This is the fourth time in the last seven years that Mayweather has topped the highest-paid athlete list.The top 100 best-paid athletes earned a total of $3.8 billion (£2.9 billion) over the past 12 months, a 23% increase from 2017’s highest sporting wages.Footballers Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo also ranked highly, with salaries of $111 million (£83 million) and $108 million (£81 million) respectively. Swiss tennis star Roger Federer took home an impressive $77.2 million (£58 million) over the last 12 months. American golfer Tiger Woods hit gold rather than the green with a total of $43.3 million (£33 million), but British race driver Lewis Hamilton sped ahead of him with $51 million (£38 million).The world’s highest-paid athlete list features no female sports stars for 2018.The top 10 highest-paid athletes in the world for 2018 are:Floyd Mayweather: $285 million (£214 million)Lionel Messi: $111 million (£83 million)Cristiano Ronaldo: $108 million (£81 million)Conor McGregor: $99 million (£74 million)Neymar: $90 million (£67 million)LeBron James: $85.5 million (£64 million)Roger Federer: $77.2 million (£58 million)Stephen Curry: $76.9 million (£57 million)Matt Ryan: $67.3 million (£51 million)Matthew Stafford: $59.5 million (£45 million)Here at Employee Benefits, we are thinking of raiding our sportswear. Clearly a career as a professional athlete is incredibly lucrative, although we do not plan on fighting Mayweather for his salary any time soon…last_img read more

Court Says Alaska Must Translate Election Materials Into Alaska Native Languages

first_imgA federal judge says the constitutional right to vote requires the state of Alaska to translate all election materials into Native languages for voters lacking English proficiency.Download AudioThe Anchorage Daily News says U.S. District Judge Sharon Gleason plans to conduct a 10-day trial this month in a voting rights lawsuit brought by several Native villages and elders with limited English skills.Gleason denied requests for summary judgment yesterday (Wednesday). She also laid out her standard for the trial, saying that the state is obligated to match all English materials including pamphlets, instructions and ballots with Yup’ik, Cup’ik and Gwich’in translations.Assistant Attorney General Libby Bakalar is representing the state in the case, and she says the state will have to prove that its translation efforts measure up to those terms.“That is the statutory rubric that Judge Gleason has laid out for the parties at trial,” Bakalar said. “She hasn’t made any findings at all about what our program is or does.”The lawsuit alleges the state is violating language provisions of the federal Voting Rights Act by not providing election materials in their Native languages.The state defends its Native languages program as robust.APRN’s Alexandra Gutierrez contributed to this story.last_img read more

Scientists need help studying dead salmon in Yukon area

first_img“That could be a catastrophe out here, because there’ll be no returns,” said DeWilde. “That person reported that their kids were able to catch chum salmon with their bare hands in the mainstem of the Yukon River because the chum salmon seemed so disoriented,” Quinn-Davidson said. The reports of dead salmon started late last week. One of the most disturbing came from a series of Facebook videos posted by Ricko DeWilde. The more tributaries they boated down, the more dead salmon they found. And inside the salmon they found eggs and sperm, meaning that the salmon had not yet spawned. In the video, DeWilde suspects that there are too many eyeballs for the birds to eat, and he has a theory about why the salmon died: it’s too hot. “Okay, we’re in Huslia, Alaska, Koyukuk River. Everywhere, dead salmon all over the place out here. I’m going to cut them open,” DeWilde says in the video.  KYUK will provide an update on the scientists’ trip and community reports next week. “Just along one cut bank and one sand bar they counted over 100 dead chum salmon,” Quinn-Davidson said. Fishermen found dead chum salmon lining the banks of the Koyukuk River. (Photo courtesy of ADF&G) He notes that there are no net marks on the fish, and that the birds aren’t eating them. Dead chum salmon are lining the banks of one of the Yukon River’s largest tributaries. Koyukuk River residents and scientists alike suspect the deaths are related to the river’s warm water. A team of scientists headed to the river on July 26 to gather data.  Quinn-Davidson says that all the signs point to heat stress. The Koyukuk water has been warmer than usual, and the Yukon water temperatures have broken records. Quinn-Davidson asked two people on the Koyukuk to boat around and let her know what they saw. Their report alarmed her. Quinn-Davidson began mobilizing a team. She, along with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game Yukon fishery manager and a UAF fishery professor, are flying to the Koyukuk River. The crew will boat about 350 miles over two days, counting salmon, sampling fish, and testing the water. “So either global warming is killing them or something is in the water,” he said. But they are just three people on one stretch of river, and the magnitude of the problem is one of the questions that they’re trying to answer. Quinn-Davidson is asking everyone along the Yukon and its tributaries for help. When he does, he finds eggs inside one and sperm inside another. Stephanie Quinn-Davidson directs the Yukon River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission. She saw these videos, and then more people began calling her. They reported dead salmon, salmon polling in large numbers, salmon seeking slower moving water, and salmon otherwise just acting tired. Like this report from Kaltag: “The best thing that people can do when they come across a dead salmon is take pictures, examine the salmon, look for eggs, look and see what the fat content is like, if the belly fat layer is missing, look at the gills. Note where you found the dead salmon, take a count or estimate of how many are there, and contact [the Alaska Department of] Fish and Game immediately,” Quinn-Davidson said. “If something is dead like this, the birds will eat the eyeball right off,” DeWilde said.last_img read more

Forests in literary imagination

first_imgFrom Snow White to Tarzan, Robin Hood to Alice, Lord Rama to the Pandavas, Ali Baba to Winnie the Pooh, Dorothy (of Oz) to Harry Potter, from works of Shakespeare to Henry David Thoreau, Rudyard Kipling to Bill Bryson and Enid Blyton to Cheryl Strayed, there is one common thread, wholly or partly, to some of our most remembered and favourite literature – forests as a setting for key action.Earth’s dominant terrestrial ecosystem, forests are commonly taken to mean a large area with trees or other woody vegetation though there isn’t any common global definition – 800 definitions are available around the world! What is however more acceptable and indisputable is their role in human imagination and culture, be it folklore, fantastic or legendary, and modern literature, whether children or adult. They can represent a place of refuge or menace, of succour or challenge, of restful contemplation or exciting adventure, a metaphor for nature at its most basic and untrammeled by human civilising, and a source of sustenance – or danger. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’But best-served are those who take some benefit from their sojourn in the woods. As a Shakespearean character ruminates: “And this our life, exempt from public haunt,/Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,/Sermons in stones, and good in everything.”This was the Senior Duke, perfectly content in his exile in the Forest or Arden in “As You Like It” (Act II, Scene 1) but forests are not always that welcoming and instructive for the Bard’s other creations. In “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, some unwelcome changes afflict various characters, especially poor Nick Bottom in the forest (though everything gets amicably and amenably solved in the end), while in another, the appearance of the Dunsinane forest (or a branch of it, excuse the  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflixpun) before Macbeth’s castle spells his doom!In ancient Hindu epics, Lord Rama and his brother Lakshman first exhibit their mettle by ridding some forests of demons before their eventful exile to the forest, as do the Pandavas who raise their capital after clearing a notorious forest and then spend part of their own exile in forests.But some of the most memorable and universally-known stories set in the woods – Snow White, Rapunzel, Red Riding Hood, Briar Rose, Hansel and Gretel and many more of brave young princes and fair maidens.last_img read more

Soft Cell release first new single in 17 years

first_imgNorthern Lights is an atmospheric but hook-laden slice of classic synth-pop which features some of Almond’s trademark kitchen sink drama lyrics (‘What do you think I do all night? Sit here catching up on soaps?’).The track will be available to download from tonight at midnight. A CD, double-A side package will go on sale 28 August, featuring second new track, Guilty Because I Said So.Almond also revealed that the 30 September concert at the O2 will also be screened live in selected UK cinemas.News of new Soft Cell material comes just a month after Boy George and Culture Club, another huge band from the 80s, revealed their first new track in 20 years.See alsoBoy George and Culture Club back with first single in 20 years GAYSTARNEWS- Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… British synthpop duo Soft Cell have today unveiled their first new track in 17 years. Singer Marc Almond revealed the track, entitled Northern Lights, on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show on BBC Radio Two this morning. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Soft Cell are Marc Almond and Dave Ball (Photo: Dave Chambers) Talking to host Evans, Almond said the song pays homage to the band’s northern roots.Almond met bandmate Dave Ball at Leeds Polytechnic in northern England in the late 1970s. They subsequently formed Soft Cell.The duo had a global smash with their cover of the Gloria Jones northern soul song, Tainted Love, in 1981. They went on to have ten top 40 hits in the UK and released four albums between 1981-84.Soft Cell circa 1981 (Photo: Universal)They reformed briefly in 2001 to release new material. Almond has enjoyed a successful solo career in the intervening years, including a UK number one in 1989 with a cover of Something’s Gotten Hold of My Heart.To celebrate the 40th anniversary of their first gig, the duo have reformed and will play a one-off Soft Cell concert at the O2 in London next month. They are also releasing a ten-disc career retrospective.‘We didn’t have plans to do new music,’ Almond told Evans about the new material. ‘Dave sent me a couple of tunes and asked “What do you think of these?” The Definitive Ranking of Madonna’s Top 60 Singles Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Soft Cell are reuniting for one final performance Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/soft-cell-release-first-new-single/last_img read more

Happy 170th birthday to Staffordshires ticket to ride

first_imgDave Barrett and Robin Mathams In 2017 the busy services take 56 minutes to travel from Stafford to Rugby – travelling at up to 125mph. But back in 1847 the stopping passenger service would have taken two and a quarter hours – longer than most journeys between Stafford and London nowadays. At first the line was used for through goods traffic and local stopping passenger services only, but Victoria, husband Prince Albert and their-then five children were aboard the first through train of passenger coaches to use the line, on their way from Fleetwood to London, on an unscheduled passage of the Royal Train. Robin and Dave said: “The train had hastily been laid on because the Royal Family had experienced a severe delay due to a storm on their sea voyage from Scotland. “The line was due to be opened on June 26 1847, for which a sumptuous luncheon for around 600 guests was held at Tamworth, but because of the recent disastrous collapse of Robert Stephenson’s bridge over the River Dee at Chester, the opening was delayed whilst six bridges of a similar, but upgraded design, were subjected to additional tests and found to be fit for purpose – they lasted some 50 years. An engraving of Rugeley Station published in the London Gazette “Sir Robert Peel was the principal speaker at the luncheon and Sir Robert’s brother, Edmund, was Chairman of the Trent Valley Railway Company.” The Trent Valley Railway Company had been formed in April 1844 by a group of mainly Manchester businessmen, to build a line to bypass Birmingham giving a more direct line to the north, Robin and Dave explained. This timber trestle bridge at Baswich spanned the River Penk and Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal before it was destroyed by fire in 1858. “Theirs wasn’t the first proposal for such a line, but they succeeded. They later sold their company and the line – still under construction – to the London and Birmingham Railway Company in April 1846, it becoming part of the mighty London and North Western Railway which was established three months later on July 16. “The railway was initially surveyed by Robert Stephenson. It was constructed by Thomas Brassey and partners with construction starting in November 1845, the same month Sir Robert Peel ceremonially cut the first sod of earth at Tamworth. It took 18 months to build and cost £1.177m (around £160m today). Volunteers give Longton railway station ‘a spring clean’ “Of the 11 original stations – Milford and Brocton being opened 30 years later – Nuneaton, Atherstone, Tamworth, Lichfield Trent Valley and Rugeley Trent Valley remain open today. At Polesworth only the northbound platform remains open, with one train per day calling at 7.23am. Villagers call on HS2 plan for Whitmore and Madeley to be revised – with residents told to have their say “Atherstone Station retains its original, magnificent Trent Valley Railway building designed by John Livock, but rest of the buildings have long since been demolished, apart from Station House at Colwich and the level crossing keeper’s lodge at Mancetter, Atherstone.” Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailA RAILWAY line that provides a vital link to London for Staffordshire passengers celebrates its 170 anniversary today. The Trent Valley Railway, a 50 mile section of the West Coast Main Line between Stafford and Rugby, was opened on September 15 1847 – 10 years into the reign of Queen Victoria. Little Haywood residents Robin Mathams and Dave Barrett have spent the past eight years researching the detailed history of the line, which passes through Rugeley, Lichfield, Tamworth, Atherstone and Nuneaton and is currently served by London Midland trains. A photograph of the approach side, courtesy of Mrs Margaret Neal, showing the half-timbered Rugeley station building designed by John Livock and built by Thomas Brassey.last_img read more

Guaidó calls for mass protests ahead of return to Venezuela Monday

first_imgVenezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaidó called for mass protests across the country against President Nicolás Maduro on Monday as he announced his return after a week touring Latin American allies.His reappearance in Venezuela would pose an immediate challenge to the embattled Maduro, who will have to decide whether to arrest him for defying a travel ban — thereby provoking strong international condemnation — or allow him to enter unmolested, which would undermine his authority, analyst say.“I’m announcing my return to the country. I am calling on the Venezuelan people to mobilize all over the country tomorrow at 11:00 am (1500 GMT),” Guaidó said in a Twitter message Sunday.Guaidó, who has been recognized by more than 50 countries as interim president, gave no details of when or how he would return, though speculation is rife that a flight from the Colombian capital Bogota to Caracas is the most likely route.However, its possible that he plans to slip across the border with Colombia in the same way he left Venezuela, claiming he had help on that occasion from Maduro’s military.In his message, Guaido asked supporters to pay close attention for messages of where the demonstrations would take place on Monday. “Let’s go Venezuela,” he said.He spent the weekend in Ecuador, but flew out of the city of Salinas around midday on Sunday. Authorities did not immediately clarify where he was headed.Guaidó held talks in the city on Saturday with President Lenin Moreno, and met with Venezuelan refugees.Defying a travel ban by Maduro, Guaidóz slipped across the border to Colombia last weekend to try to bring in international humanitarian aid and to meet with visiting US Vice President Mike Pence.The 35-year-old political newcomer continued on to Brazil, where he met the new right-wing president, Jair Bolsonaro, and on Friday traveled to Paraguay and Argentina.Guaidó stunned the world on January 23, proclaiming himself Venezuela’s acting president after the National Assembly he leads declared Maduro a usurper and illegitimate over his May re-election which was widely criticized as fraudulent.Guaidó wants to oust Maduro and set up a transitional government ahead of new elections.Maduro — who retains the support of Venezuela’s powerful military — enjoys strong support from Russia, which accuses Washington of interventionism, and China, which is concerned over the fate of billions of dollars in loans to Maduro’s regime.The socialist president warned last week that Guaido should “respect the law” and would have to “face justice” if he returns to the country.Guaidó said last week he intended to return to Venezuela “despite threats” to arrest him. The US and other allies have expressed concern for his safety.“The challenge has gone very far,” political analyst Luis Salamanca told AFP. “If he comes in and they stop him, it will generate strong internal reaction as well as internationally. Maduro is at permanent risk.”EU Foreign Policy chief Federica Mogherini warned on Saturday that any measure that would put at risk Guaidó’s “freedom, safety or personal integrity would represent a major escalation of tensions and meet the firm condemnation of international community.”“Guaidó has grown so much politically that they haven’t been able to touch him, in the traditional ways of Chavism, which is to put him in prison or force him to flee the country, harass him,” said Salamanca.This story was made possible thanks to The Tico Times 5 % Club. If only 5 percent our readers donated at least $2 a month, we’d have our operating costs covered and could focus on bringing you more original reporting from around Costa Rica. We work hard to keep our reporting independent and groundbreaking, but we can only do it with your help. Join The Tico Times 5% Club and help make stories like this one possible.Support the Tico Times Facebook Comments Related posts:Costa Rica, EU and Latam contact group on Venezuela will meet Thursday Guaidó-appointed ambassador takes possession of Venezuelan embassy in Costa Rica UN says Venezuela crisis worsened by sanctions Guaido vows to oust Maduro as thousands of Venezuelans protestlast_img read more

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children or not – and many are just using children for their own sinister purposes Congress must act on fixing the DUMBEST & WORST immigration laws anywhere in the world Vote ‘R’"It is unclear whether simply threatening to shut down the government could push Democrats to agree to fund construction of the wall particularly because Trump has backed down at the last minute during previous standoffsBoth last year and this year Trump said he would shut down the government if Democrats didn’t agree to fund construction of the wall Both times Democrats refused and both times Trump agreed to sign spending bills that did not include funds for a new wall along the southern borderSpending bills have appropriated funds to replace existing walls or barriers something Trump has tried to promote to his supporters as signs of progress The last spending bill funded $16 billion for border barriers but that money does not apply to new constructionThere was a brief government shutdown in January after Senate Democrats refused to back a spending package because of Trump’s move to potentially force the deportation of immigrants who had been brought to the United States illegally as children But Democratic solidarity over the matter did not last long They backed down quicklyWhile congressional GOP leaders have worked over the past week to signal solidarity with Trump on immigration they also struck notes of caution about the timing of any significant legislative progressMcConnell said Friday that talks over funding the wall would "probably" have to wait until after the midterms "Probably and that’s something we do have a disagreement on" he said in an interview with a Kentucky radio station referring to the timing of action on Capitol HillRyan said Thursday that he believed Trump is "willing to be patient to make sure that we get what we need so we can that done" The House speaker added that the proposed border wall would eventually be built calling it "not a question of if it’s a question of when"Congress reached an agreement in March to fund government operations through the end of September and it must pass new legislation by then or the government will partially shut down Oct 1 just five weeks before the midterm electionsThe White House’s demands for border funding have ranged widely from around $2 billion to $25 billion since Trump’s inaugurationHouse Republicans are trying to appropriate $5 billion to begin construction of the wall a figure Trump has endorsed Some Senate Democrats have shown a willingness to partially fund construction of the wall in exchange for other immigration policy changes but those talks have repeatedly broken downDuring the presidential campaign Trump frequently promised that Mexico would pay for construction of the wall but the Mexican government has refused to do so This has led Trump to demand that US taxpayers fund construction of the wall claiming he would recoup the money from Mexico through other meansDemocrats believe they will make significant gains in the midterms and any gains could make it more difficult for Trump to secure money for the construction of the wall Trump’s shutdown threat could be his last ploy to secure border-wall funding before the midtermsTrump has embraced a big-spending approach to government since taking office allowing Democrats to secure funding for a number of their priorities in order for him to win a bigger budget for the military This had helped dramatically expand the budget deficit leading to complaints from conservativesTrump said in March when he signed the last spending bill that he would not allow this to happen again but Republicans have such a slim majority in the Senate that it makes it impossible to pass spending bills without any support from DemocratsThis article was written by Robert Costa and Philip Rucker reporters for The Washington PostWhen we think of Australia we think of shrimps on barbies surfers in bikinis and terrifying creepy crawlies Well stick all of that on hold for a bit because this morning the citizens of the city of Melbourne awoke to find that their city was the coldest major city on earthYup even parts of Iceland Alaska and Canada were warmer places to be than the Australian city located in the state of Victoria which is no stranger to temperatures above the 40-degree Celsius mark Admittedly they are just about into their winter at this time of year but it is still remarkable that Melbourne would be so cold In fact the whole of Oz is currently having a bit of a cold snap Temperatures in the Northern Territory dropped below freezing and eventually got down to -37C last night Thats as low as the mercury has dropped in central Australia for two years Southern Australia is having its coldest winter in seven years and Sydney has been battered by hail and rain Credit: PA Snow isnt something youd normally associate with Australia either – obviously theyve got mountains that have snow but that doesnt count – but a heavy snowfall has been reported across parts of New South Wales recently too Winter begins at the start of June down under and continues until the end of August but even during their winter these types of extremes are relatively unusual Meanwhile back in Melbourne the thermometer gave readings of about 4C as commuters made their way to work this morning While that would be only slightly chilly in the UK given the winter weve just been through and would be tops off and sunbathing weather for the hardy folk up in the Scandinavian north thats bloody freezing by Aussie standards To put that into context it was 9C in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik and 13C in Anchorage Alaska Outside of the city in the Alpine regions of Victoria state the cold was even more pronounced It got down to -4 in certain places OK even in the northern UK thats pretty cold Its not going to last long though The forecasters reckon that it will pick back up again later in the week Despite starting chilly in the mornings it will 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shops were affected Residents of the ever-busy Katsina Road and the adjoining streets were scared The bodies of eight of the victims were deposited at the Barau Dikko Specialist Hospital Six others who were injured are at the hospital One was taken to the St Gerard Catholic Hospital The Public Relations Officer of St Gerard Hospital John Ali said the victim brought to the hospital was in critical condition and will be transferred to the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital Shika near Zaria An eye-witness Fabian Uzorchukwu one of the shop owners said he was outside when the explosion occurred Fabian said: “I was standing outside my shop when I saw two people coming on top of a motorcycle and suddenly something exploded when the person at the back of the motorcycle threw the thing towards the shop I fell down and immediately ran inside my shop but the roof of the shop fell on me But I managed to crawl outside again “One of the two people on the motorcycle died immediately but the other person lost an arm and also sustained serious burns He started running down the street crying for help before he was rushed to hospital “Four generators in front of the shop also created some sparks killing three people working on one (Wisdom Ebuka and one other a 16-year-old boy) We lost many people Festus Ugu lost three of his boys “Property worth millions of naira were destroyed In my shop alone I lost goods worth N5 million If you consider the contents of other shops I will say apart from the people who died we lost hundreds of millions of naira worth of property” Another trader identified simply as Onyeka is believed to have been killed by the explosion Another eyewitness Abdul told The Nation he was outside his vehicle spare parts shop when the incident occurred He said: “There were two people on the motorcycle The man riding it was heavily built and mature He carried a younger man carrying a carton containing the bomb “The bomb must have been timed because they suddenly threw it away towards the shop after it had started sparkling It killed the rider of the motorcycle The passenger sustained burns and had one of his arms chopped off “Some of those who died could have been saved if the rescue operation had started earlier because there was a lady Khadijat whose brother is getting married next week She was trapped in the rubble and was receiving calls for up to 20 minutes Her body was later brought out from under the rubble” A victim Sunday Anigbogu was lucky to have escaped being killed in the blast He was in his shop when the explosion occurred Onyeka with whom he was discussing he said was trapped under the rubble He died but Anigbogu crawled out from under the ceiling which caved in on him “I was speaking to Onyeka who was inside the shop when I heard the explosion I raised up my hand which was what saved me as the ceiling caved in on my hand and I managed to crawl outside But Onyeka was trapped inside (and was later confirmed to have died)” Soldiers policemen State Security Service (SSS) Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and Red Cross officials were part of the rescue operation Fire fighters from the Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) battled hard to put off the fire that engulfed the scene Body parts littered the scene They were picked up and packed into body bags At Rakiya Memorial Hospital where two of the victims were taken the Medical Director Dr Muhammad Bello confirmed that they received injured persons noting that the condition of one of the victims was critical “His tooth and jaw have been damaged and we will have to refer him to the Teaching Hospital” Bello said Kaduna State Commissioner of Police Ballah Nasarawa said: “It is a sad incident As at now we are not suspecting any foul play You can see that the fire is still burning but if you can observe it is where they sell batteries and gas cylinders So we are suspecting that it is an explosion from within not sabotage from outside As at now there are casualties I cannot give you certain number until after investigations” The co-ordinator of the state special security outfit Operation Yaki Col Dangana Mamman (rtd) said: “The allegation that people came on a bike is yet to be confirmed This thing was inside a shop; the explosion came from the shop It is an explosion I can confirm” Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media Reuben Buhari described the incident as “unfortunate” and urged residents to give peace a chance He said the government and the security agents will get to the bottom of the blast “We understand that the shop owners sell gas cylinders motor batteries generating sets and other items capable of causing explosion The police are yet to brief the governor on what actually happened and so we cannot conclude that it is actually a bomb But we are not leaving anything to chance” Buhari said Eze Igbo-elect Chief Sylvanus Aneke who visited the scene urged the traders to remain calm He said the government will definitely assist the victims He said the incident was not targeted at the Igbo but Kaduna people “The perpetrators should understand that they are all Nigerians and whatever their grievances are taking the law into their hands will not solve the problem but rather aggravate the issue” Aneke saidThe restaurants website explained: "Each day we offered a single lunch plate with two pricing options; a standard price of $12 and a suggested price of $30. 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declare himself the Mahatma or the father of the nation next the Sena chief said Referring to a line in BJP’s advertisement campaign (later withdrawn) `Mumbai and BJP: Made for each other’ Uddhav said it was now time for the people to say "chal hatt" (get lost) to BJP "We will inaugurate a free health service for Mumbai citizens at the hands of Chief Minister But first we will get his eyes checked to ascertain what made him compare Mumbai to Patna" Uddhav said in reference to Fadnavis’s comment that in terms of development Mumbai under Sena rule was worse than Patna On BJP’s claim that Mumbai was safer after installation of CCTV cameras he said if that was the case Congress leader Manoj Mhatre would not have been killed brutally "Now you have the whole footage of his murder If you have the courage catch hold of the BJP leader who committed the crime and punish him" he said On BJP’s demand that publication of Sena mouthpiece Saamana be banned on the eve of elections Uddhav said this 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grasshoppers and grass seeds from the 151000 DNA sequences generated from samples of the birds’ intestines they report online today in Investigative Genetics For Perth the best plan seems to be rodent control and grass species that are less hospitable to tasty insects Other airports in Australia as well as in the United States are set to launch similar studies For some of the birds in the Australian study such as the red-tailed black cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii pictured) little is known about their diet So besides saving money and lives sequencing bird strike bird poop could be a boon for ecology See more ScienceShots claimed that BJP was "eyeing" the funds of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation lost 3-6 It needs a couple of days to heal Take it from me former military fighter pilot and test pilotAnd seemingly free of charge Xian LiujuanS over a 10-minute period and reported the shooting within 40 seconds of Paddock beginning to fire out of his suite at the end of one 32nd floor hallway” “A viable solution to this would be for companies to choose to advertise food and beverage products on children’s programming from the 47% of products from their approved list that do meet the IWG recommendations and the other is from a government group that represents the Federal Trade Commission Yakubu Dati rode up on bicycles this definition and the tips are not just inaccurate etc Elliott and his bioethicist colleagues argued East Bengal’s penultimate round match against Shillong Lajong in Shillong has been pushed back by one day to 5 March from the original date law enforcement agencies will be provided training on "bias reduction and procedural fairnessMinerva Punjab FC defeated Cianci 53% to 44% percent who drew headlines and ridicule when he threatened to throw a local television reporter of a Capitol balcony either C the central business district of the metropolis However an average of one out of four Native Americans in Minneapolis are arrested for low-level offenses each year "This is part of a larger problem between police departments and communities of color Fognini however was unable to pull himself back into the match and another break of serve put the seal on a good afternoon’s work for Kyrgios who was boosted by having Boston Celtics star Gordon Hayward in his box here in Key Biscayne I am just slowly building myself up In an election that has constantly exceeded expectations in worst case scenarios “MillionairesThe Vasundhara Raje government’s Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Ordinance 2017 has kicked up a furore with the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party launching a scathing attack on the ordinance However the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) pointed out that similar legislation was implemented in Maharashtra in August 2016 The Rajasthan ordinance makes government sanction mandatory for investigation against both serving and former judges magistrates and public servants for on-duty actions As this copy in Firstpost points out while there was already protection in place from prosecution the ordinance took it a step further and prohibited even an investigation without prior sanction NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik addressing reporters on Monday Sanjay Sawant/Firstpost In Maharashtra a similar legislation legislation the Code of Criminal Procedure (Maharashtra Amendment) Act 2015 was published in the government gazette on 30 August 2016 Section 2 of the Act inserts the following provision in the CrPC— "Provided that no Magistrate shall order an investigation under this section against a person who is or was a public servant as defined under any law for the time being in force in respect of the act done by such public servant while acting of purporting to act in the discharge of his official duties except with the previous sanction under section 197 of the Code of Criminal Procedure 1973 or under any law for the time being in force" As per the Act in Maharashtra the sanctioning authority has to take a decision in this regard within a period of ninety days after receiving the proposal If a decision is not taken within this time frame the sanction would be deemed to have been given Under Section 197 of the CrPC a court cannot take cognisance of an offence alleged against a judge magistrate or public servant without sanction of the government NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik said at a press conference "At the time we had opposed the law (in Maharashtra) arguing that the government was creating it to shield corrupt ministers and officials The law was passed amid pandemonium After the ordinance in Rajasthan people across the country are voicing their opposition to it Since Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis claims to believe in transparency we demand that he should repeal this law which gives protection to corrupt minsters members of Parliament and the state Assembly and officials" Today the #Rajasthan govt tabled an #Ordinance that prohibits filing of corruption cases against govt officers judgesministers MPs & MLAs unless the government gives its go-ahead The same order was passed by the #Maharashtra govt in August 2016 & is being implemented (1/3) pictwittercom/UpzDFwOqAY — Nawab Malik (@nawabmalikncp) October 23 2017 Speaker of the Tamil Nadu state Assembly P Dhanapal who started a political storm on Monday morning by disqualifying 18 MLAs loyal to the ousted AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran met with home minister Rajnath Singh Dhanapal will also meet President Ram Nath Kovind later on Monday evening as he plans for the political fallout that is likely to emerge with the ousted AIADMK MLAs moving court challenging his decision File image of TTV Dhinakaran Courtesy: Facebook The 18 MLAs includingThanga Tamilselvan Senthil Balaji P Vetrivel and K Mariappan had moved the Madras High Court Dhanapal’s meeting with Rajnath and Kovind may be the Tamil Nadu Assembly Speakerpreparing for the eventuality of the court setting aside the decision The AIADMK has 134 MLAs in the 235-member Tamil Nadu Assembly while the main Opposition party DMK has 89 MLAs But with 18 legislators being disqualified the AIADMK’s strength has gone down to just 116 There were fears that if a floor test was ordered and the Dhinakaran camp decided to support DMK it may have been enough to topple the E Palaniswamy government The Madras High Court had earlier held that afloor test cannot be held before 20 September following petitions filed by Stalin and Dhinakaran loyalist MLA P Vetrivel After the Speaker’s decision to disqualify AIADMK MLAs Dhinakaran had lashed out at Dhanapal saying that the AIADMK didn’t have the numbers to cross the magic number of 117 required to achieve a simple majority in the House and was using the disqualification route to escape atricky situation DMK working president MK Stalin has also taken issue with the disqualification saying"it’s not right and has been done deliberately to reduce the majority of the house" The AIADMK has been embroiled in a political drama of shiftingloyalties after the death of former chief minister J Jayalalithaa in 2016 First O Pannerselvam (now an ally of Palaniswamy and part of the government) was appointed thechief minister of the state then he was expelled from the party following differences with then newly-appointed party general secretary VK Sasikala OPS had then formed a rebel group with AIADMK split into aSasikala-led faction (Chinamma camp) with support from a majority of the MLAs and OPS-led group (Amma camp) formed mainly of partyMPs However after Sasikala was convicted in a disproportionate assets case the Sasikala-led faction of AIADMK had appointed E Palaniswamy as the CM with Dhinakaran as in-charge of the party affairs Over the course of next few months Tamil Nadu witnessed series of dramas with the Sasikala-led faction trying to retain control of the party while OPS camp trying towin thesupport of their former colleagues and Jayalalithaa loyalists and most importantly Palaniswamy Soon differences began to emerge between Dhinakaran-loyalists and Palaniswamy loyalists within the ruling AIADMK with Dhinakaran even attempting to bribe Election Commissionofficials to gain control of party symbol The fallout of this resulted in Pannerselvam and Palaniswamy joining hands to and merging the two groups of the party to form a unified AIADMK However the union didn’t go well with Dhinakaran or his loyal MLAs who now form the rebel group of AIADMK Both the groups are now claiming legal control over AIADMK and the ongoing tussle is a part of each trying to exert control over the party ” he said. media professionals on the other hand will like to subject government operations to the minutes scrutiny in order to ensure that government remains accountable to the people. but promise to block any attempt to strengthen the president’s hand. 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