QZ8501: Fuel slick and wreckage found

first_imgAirAsia moved quickly to offer refunds, the ACCC said. Indonesian authorities claim they have found part of the fuselage of Indonesia AirAsia flight QZ8501 that went missing over a week ago with 162 souls aboard.Bambang Soelistyo, chief of the National Search and Rescue Agency said that five large pieces have been detected by sonar. “The biggest piece, measuring 18 metres long and 5.4 metres wide, appeared to be part of the jet’s body,” said Bambang Soelistyo.CNN says one object measures 9.2 x 4.6 x 0.5 meters (30 x 15 x 1.6 feet), a second measures 7.2 x 0.5 meters (24 x 1.6 feet) a third is 18 meters x 5.4 meters (59ft x 17.7ft) and a fourth according to the BBC is 9.8 metres by 1.10 metres (32ft x 3ft).While the A320 would have likely broken up on hitting the water the cabin is just 3.7 meters wide – not 5.4meters. The A320 is 27.5 meters long.Naval experts warn that the Java Sea is littered with wreckage from WW11 and previous claims of the plane being discovered have proved incorrect.Divers have tried to find the wreckage but say that the visibility is zero but conditions ae improving.90 divers from Indonesia and Russia are being deployed.The search for the black boxes has now started with a pinger locator being deployed. So far 37 have been recovered.The Indonesian authorities also say they have discovered a fuel slick from the missing plane.All told there are 30 ships and the same number of planes and helicopters involved in the search. A new 14-page report released by Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency claims weather is a major factor in the crash.QZ8501: OUT OF CONTROLQZ8501: TRUTH FIRST CASUALTYCNN QUOTES AIRLINERATINGSlast_img read more

US mag tips Durban as SA’s secret jewel

first_img1 November 2013Durban instead of Cape Town, New York Magazine advises its readers in its winter travel 2013 special.While the publication acknowledges that the world’s greatest cities “got their reputation for a reason”, they’ve decided to turn their attention to long-overshadowed cities such as Bourdeaux (not Paris), Birmingham (not London), Leipzig (not Berlin) – and Durban (not Cape Town).“They may not sell as many guidebooks as their A-list counterparts, but they have just as much charm and excitement – with way, way fewer tourists.”The weekly general interest magazine praises Durban’s “spectacular beaches” with their temperate Indian Ocean waters; the world-renowned aquarium at uShaka Marine World, “which is actually much larger than its Cape Town counterpart”; and the I Heart Market, which is held in the world-class Moses Mabhida stadium for its “hand-stitched leather iPad cases, tribal-print baseball caps, and mod vintage dresses by local artisans and collectors”.The city’s “vibrant blend” of Zulu, Indian and British influences means that the cuisine is more eclectic than Cape Town’s. Durban is well known locally for its curry – and the magazine urges visitors to try bunny chow, which is “messy curry served in a hollowed-out loaf of bread”.Other top spots highlighted by the magazine are the chic Oyster Box Hotel; Ile Maurice, where the crepes Suzettes are apparently unmissable; and Teremok Marine hotel in Umhlanga, which overlooks the harbour.Cape Town was recently named in the top three best destinations in the world to visit by Lonely Planet, the global travel publishers.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Street Smart and Book Smart

first_imgIt’s not easy to be street smart. To be street smart, you have to spend time on the streets. That puts you in contact with unsavory characters, the kind that typify the hustler that embodies the negative version of that word.You get street smarts when people try to take advantage of you, when they try to bully you, or when they try to bamboozle you. The people you meet on the streets are tough, they aren’t afraid of conflict, and they’re not afraid to engage in a physical confrontation.When you’re street smart, you learn to read people. You know when someone is trying to pull one over on you. You know when someone is trying to take advantage of you. You also know how to communicate with different types of people, and you almost certainly know how to use humor to defuse a stressful, tense, or bad situation. You don’t get your street MBA without learning these things.In business, in sales, and in life, street smarts will carry you a long way.But book smarts are important too. I know right now that there are influential people telling you that you don’t need book smarts. There are countless articles and blog posts and YouTube videos that show you how expensive college is, and suggesting that you are better off becoming an entrepreneur right out of high school. Right now, the poor liberal arts degree gets no respect.If you want to be a good, happy, and effective human being, it’s important to get book smarts. You want to understand the big themes that run through human history and the big ideas in human endeavors, including business. Understanding how things work and what people made in the past gives you a context for future decisions. Studying the arts and sciences allows you to see a bigger picture, and it provides different lenses with which to view things.In business, in sales, and in life, book smarts will help you succeed.These two types of “smarts” are not mutually exclusive. In fact, the combination of book smarts and street smarts is lethal. If you’ve got one, getting the other will give you superpowers.last_img read more

World Cup 2019: New Zealand smash listless Sri Lanka in Cardiff

first_imgMatt Henry and Lockie Ferguson took 3 wickets apiece before Martin Guptill and Colin Munro shared a 137-run opening stand to set up a 10-wicket win for New Zealand in their opening World Cup 2019 match against Sri Lanka in Cardiff on Saturday.Sri Lanka became the 2nd Asian team to be blown away by pace in 2 days at the 2019 Cricket World Cup after Pakistan crashed to a 7-wicket defeat against West Indies on Friday. Apart from skipper Dimuth Karunaratne who became the 2nd batsman in World Cup history to carry his bat through, none of the other Sri Lankan batsmen looked like even putting up a fight.New Zealand vs Sri Lanka, World Cup 2019: HighlightsDimuth Karunaratne hit an unbeaten 52 out of Sri Lanka’s total of 136 in 29.2 overs, Kusal Perera made 29 while Thisara Perera chipped in with quick 27 to ensure Sri Lanka crossed 100. Sri Lanka’s lack of preparation to deal with conditions in England showed from the way they reacted to some incisive fast bowling from Henry, Trent Boult, Fergusson and Colin de Grandhomme.After Kane Williamson won the toss and put Sri Lanka into bat, New Zealand’s bowlers produced an outstanding performance. All of the Kiwi bowlers were among the wickets. While Henry and Ferguson picked 3 for 29 and 2 for 21 respectively, Boult, de Grandhomme, Neesham and Santner picked 1 wicket each to set up a huge win for the Black Caps.Chasing a modest 137, Martin Guptill and Colin Munro came out all guns blazing against Sri Lanka’s hapless new ball attack. Guptil got to his 50 earlier than Munro but both men were utterly destructive and matched each other shot for shot. West Indies took a little less than 3-and-a-half hours to steamroll Pakistan on Friday and New Zealand, a day later, did not take much longer to condemn Sri Lanka to a humiliating defeat.advertisementNew Zealand had reached the final of the 2015 World Cup and on Saturday in their first game of the 2019 World Cup, showed why they are such a dangerous ODI side.Sri Lanka will next face Afghanistan on June 4 New Zealand take on Bangladesh on June 5.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Brendon McCullum makes match-by-match prediction. Mark Waugh disagrees about India chancesAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Archer must be licking his lips after watching Pakistan collapse, says WaqarAlso See:last_img read more

Videos: Texas And Baylor Just Engaged In A Bench-Clearing Scuffle

first_imgAn interior view of the Texas Longhorns stadium.AUSTIN, TX – SEPTEMBER 22: A general view taken during the game between the Texas Longhorns and the Rice Owls on September 22, 2007 at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas. Texas won 58-14. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)Texas is destroying No. 12 Baylor, 17-0, after the first quarter. The score is ugly, but not as ugly as the bench-clearing incident which just occurred. After Baylor reserve quarterback Lynx Hawthorne tossed an interception, the red-shirt junior chased down Texas DB Duke Thomas, who recorded the pick. Hawthorne slammed Thomas down near the Longhorns’ sideline, and some UT players took offense. In the videos below, you can see Texas safety Kevin Vaccaro (No. 18 in white) leave the bench and fall on top of Hawthorne. This resulted in a 15-yard penalty, but more significantly, served as the beginning of all hell breaking loose.Baylor players sprinted from the far sideline to join the fray. While it didn’t look like any punches were thrown, the two teams did scuffle and trade a lot of angry words. Some players had to be held back. 18 off the bench for Texas & PJ Locke shoving QB down after play standing over him. Almost got ugly in Waco. https://t.co/RjEkVxYco7— Cole Cubelic (@colecubelic) December 5, 2015Here is the Baylor-Texas (kinda) brawl. https://t.co/xdne86QhnJ— Dr Cork Gaines (@CorkGaines) December 5, 2015Amazingly, Vaccaro’s penalty was the lone one assessed after this near-melee. Things have since settled back to normal in Waco.last_img read more

Do You Love NFL Games That No One Wins You Are In

How NFL overtime games since 2012 would have played out under different OT rules New rule results are based on the score 10 minutes into overtime.Source: Pro-Football-Reference.com Sudden death (1974-2011)15:00✓6:472.4 Old rule (2012-16)15:007:286.0% RESULTS New rule (2017- )10:006:3919.3 The NFL owners on Tuesday approved a drastic change to the NFL’s regular-season overtime format: cutting its maximum length from 15 minutes to 10.With games played as frequently as four days a week, the NFL says it’s trying to avoid the dangerous combination of long games and short recovery periods. The move may also be a reaction to last season, when six games went more than 12 minutes into overtime. Those included the Week 7 “Sunday Night Football” stinker, during which two teams spent five full periods slogging toward a 6-6 tie.But like the 2012 overtime modification, in which the sudden death format was changed so that a team couldn’t win the game with a first-possession field goal, Tuesday’s rule could be at the expense of overtime’s main purpose: deciding a winner. Since 2012, according to Pro-Football-Reference.com, 83 regular-season games have gone into overtime, with five resulting in ties. Of those 83, 21 games lasted more than 10 minutes, with 16 tied at the 10-minute mark. Under the new rules, those 16 games would have all resulted in a draw. (With the change, two of the actual ties would have ended up with a winner, and three would have remained ties.)In addition to potentially tripling the rate of ties, the 10-minute overtime wouldn’t necessarily save that much time either. The 83 overtimes since 2012 would have been 49 game-seconds shorter on average. OT RULESTIME ON CLOCKFIRST POSSESSION FG WINS?AVG OT LENGTHTIE RATE The amount of time left on the clock affects play-calling and decision-making. Some analysts, like the MMQB’s Peter King, argued that if overtime were cut to 10 minutes, coaches would call games “faster,” pushing to get a win while the clock winds down. Maybe — but since 2012, 70 of 83 overtime games had at least two possessions, and the average elapsed time at the end of the second possession was 5:57. That means the average third possession would start just 4:03 away from a split decision. Will the NFL’s generally risk adverse coaches really jeopardize losing a bird (or, in this case, half a bird) in hand by diving into the bush to chase a full victory?The new system already has one detractor: Saints quarterback Drew Brees. He won the 2009 NFC championship game by completing just two short overtime passes to set up the field goal that gave New Orleans a sudden-death win — and a trip to Super Bowl XLIV.“I would disagree with [the rule change] because more games are going to end in ties now,” Brees told “The Dan Patrick Show.” He added that he wouldn’t be opposed to the NFL’s adopting rules that were similar to the “exciting” college format. In NCAA D-I football, each team’s offense lines up on the other team’s 25-yard line and takes turns trying to outscore each other, possession for possession. Although this scales back special teams and puts the bulk of emphasis on red-zone play, the baseball-like system of alternating possessions feels fairer to some fans.The NFL game may be best served by rolling back the 2012 modification in which the league changed regular-season overtime from sudden death to occasionally prolonged death. That change targeted the perception that games were too often being decided by coin flips: All the receiving team in OT had to do was make a few first downs and kick a field goal, as Brees’s Saints did in 2009.Under the 2012 rules,1This change was made for playoff games earlier, in 2010. teams were given a chance to respond if they held the receiving team to a field goal on its first possession. Given the chance, though, few teams have responded to period-opening field goals with a score of their own. In five seasons, according to Pro-Football-Reference, there have been only seven occasions when a team kicked a field-goal on its opening drive that was directly answered by their opponent scoring.As the table shows, the old sudden death rules, in which a tie occurred only if no one scored during the 15-minute overtime period, would have reduced average overtime duration nearly as much as the 10-minute cap, but with far fewer ties.Of course, if player safety is truly its highest priority, the NFL would do away with regular-season overtime altogether. Assuming that King is right about how coaches will react to a shorter overtime, removing it would force them to be more aggressive in regulation. If he’s wrong, at least we wouldn’t have to sit through 10 minutes of timid, tired football to get the same unsatisfying result.CORRECTION (May 24, 10 a.m.): An earlier version of the table in this article incorrectly said the NFL’s sudden-death overtime period from 1974 to 2011 was 10 minutes long. It was a 15-minute overtime. read more

Klopp hails best performance of the season

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has praised their 2-1 victory at Tottenham as their best performance of the season.Liverpool maintained their perfect start to the season with their fifth victory in a row. Georginio Wijnaldum and Roberto Firmino scored to hand Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool an important 2-1 victory away at Wembley, while Tottenham lost their second game in a row.Klopp is full of praise for his Liverpool side after their big win, which has put them on top of the Premier League table.“It was very good. It was a very intense job and the boys did it. It was a deserved win,” Klopp told Sky Sports.“Over 85 minutes we were dominant with the ball and without the ball. We caused them massive problems and the things they usually do that usually work didn’t today.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“I don’t take things for granted because the boys came back after an intense international break abroad, had one session and then played and stuck to our plan like they did today.“Respect. That was really good. Everybody worked so hard and it was a good performance.“We played against one of the most confident teams in football. They are so used to what they do that it is so difficult to deal with and means we had to be compact.“When we had the ball we were really clear and it was the best game of the season so far.“I like the options we made, the passes we played. The performance was much better than the result.”last_img read more

Rollings echoes Glenn Murrays praise of Florin Andone

first_imgAndy Rollings has echoed Glenn Murray’s praise of Florin Andone, after the veteran striker called Andone a ‘nuisance’ due to his work rate for Brighton & Hove Albion.The former Seagulls defender played during the club’s first golden era in the 1970s and now watches closely as part of his role as a match-day host at the Amex Stadium.“Glenn has been incredible for us. He will always score goals.” Rollings said, according to Argus.“I think Andone looks a clever player. He puts himself about.”“He’s physical, he gets stuck in and you love to see that.”“I can understand what Glenn says about him because Andone doesn’t let anybody rest on their laurels.”BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Lewis Dunk of Brighton & Hove Albion celebrates team mate Florin Andone's goal during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Huddersfield Town at American Express Community Stadium on March 02, 2019 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)Andone happy after Brighton won its “final” Manuel R. Medina – March 2, 2019 The match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Huddersfield Town felt like a final for striker Florin Andone and he’s delighted after winning it.“He works his socks off. You expect that of every player but he’s quick and you can’t rest against him.”Rollings also added: “I didn’t have much voice at the Palace game.”“But, when he scored that goal, I didn’t have any voice left!” “I think the squad looks stronger and I’ve enjoyed watching the boy Bissouma. What a talent he is going to be.”last_img read more