Chilean military plane ‘disappears’ with 38 aboard

first_imgAmong the missing were 17 crew membersand 21 passengers. Air Force General Eduardo Mosqueirasaid the plane did not activate any distress signal while flying to Chile’sPresidente Eduardo Frei Montalva base, on Antarctica’s King George Island. The C-130 Hercules transport aircrafttook off from Punta Arenas around 16:55 local time on Monday (19:55 GMT), andoperators lost contact soon after 18:00 (21:00). The air force said the plane wasaround 450 miles into its 770-mile journey when the contact was lost, placingit within the Drake Passage – a body of water connecting the South Atlantic andSouth Pacific Oceans, and is known for treacherous weather conditions.(BBC)center_img The C-130 Hercules transport aircraft with 38 people on board has disappeared en route to Antarctica on Monday, according to Chile’s air force. BBC CHILE – A military plane with 38people on board has disappeared en route to Antarctica, the country’s air forcesaid. last_img read more

Shafer discusses development of young Syracuse quarterbacks

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 12, 2014 at 1:51 pm Contact Phil: | @PhilDAbb With Terrel Hunt’s return this season up in the air, Syracuse will have two more games to examine its young quarterbacks.Hunt’s fractured fibula led to sophomore Austin Wilson starting. A combination of an upper-body injury and AJ Long playing well led to the true freshman starting before Long’s nerve issue led to Wilson’s return and meaningful snaps for sophomore Mitch Kimble against Duke last week. The Orange’s (3-7, 1-5 Atlantic Coast) season has been derailed by injuries, and that has been as evident at quarterback as it is has in SU’s other banged-up position groups.“Trying to look at the silver lining, we learn a lot about kids when they get on the field,” SU head coach Scott Shafer said during the ACC coaches’ teleconference Wednesday morning. “We’ve had the opportunity to see what (the quarterbacks) can do and how they react to the pressure playing a college football game at a young age and also doing it with an extremely banged-up offensive line has really given us a chance to measure where they are.“I’ve been pleased with all three of the kids and the way they’ve taken on the opportunity to get on the field.”All three young quarterbacks have freshman eligibility, Shafer pointed out, and throwing them into the fire has been a learning process for both the coaching staff and the signal-callers themselves.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textKimble was running Syracuse’s scout team just two weeks prior to seeing plenty of snaps in SU’s 27-10 loss to then-No. 22 Duke on Saturday, Shafer said. The sophomore did “some nice things” in the 27-10 loss, the head coach said.Shafer pointed to SU’s pre-Pittsburgh injury report when asked about injuries Wednesday morning. Long missed the Duke game due to his injury, Wilson was seen holding his midsection during the game and Kimble was receiving treatment during the postgame press conferences after the Blue Devils game.But now, the bye week gives the Orange extra time to develop its quarterbacks and hone in on sharpening their identification of coverages and defensive fronts, and getting the offense out of bad plays.Although injuries have taken their toll on Syracuse’s season, Shafer looked at it through the positive scope at the quarterback spot.“We found out a lot about some kids that we maybe wouldn’t have known, game experience and composure in those situations,” Shafer said. “We probably wouldn’t have known as much without having them in those situations. So that’s the silver lining side of it.” Commentslast_img read more

Venue for Tipp league quarter final to be decided today

first_imgThe Premier County booked their place in the final 8 with a 2-27 to 2-15 win over Cork in Semple Stadium yesterday. The venue for the clash with the Banner will be decided by the toss of a coin and confirmed by the GAA’s CCCC this afternoon.Speaking to Tipp FM following his side’s win over the Rebels, Tipp Manager Michael Ryan says they are already looking forward to the match against their neighbours.last_img

Falode Says LaLiga/NWFL MoU Timely for Growth of Female Football Â

first_imgNigeria Women Football League (NWFL) Chairperson, Aisha Falode, has described as a new dawn in women football development the recent endorsed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the women football governing body and the Sports Association of the National Spanish Football Competition, LaLiga de Futbol Professional (La Liga).The agreement between the two league bodies is aimed at promoting gender equality in sports through integration of women in football while encouraging access to sports management, education and the development of CSR activities.Falode said the strategic alliance and partnership with the world renowned league (La Liga) was timely as it is expected  to speed up the growth of the game in the country.“This is a very timely and important development for the NWFL and Nigeria women football as a whole. A strategic alliance and partnership with LaLiga recognised as the world’s best league is definitely a good step forward and in the right direction towards the growth and development of the women game in Nigeria.“It’s a new dawn for women football in Nigeria, this is just the beginning of greater things to come for the NWFL as better days are fast approaching.“With the long string of success of our women’s national teams in international competitions and their dominating status on the African continent (an achievement that is firmly rooted in the depth, quality and management of nation’s women league) this partnership will help us bridge the gap with the development of the game in the western world,” said Falode.The LaLiga Women Football Director, Martina Olivas said the partnership with the NWFL was a firm demonstration of the La Liga commitment towards lending a helping hand to women’s leagues across the globe to achieve their set goals.“In LaLiga, we have a firm commitment to supporting the development of women football not only in Spain but also internationally as evidenced by agreements just like this one.“We understand the growing strength of women football globally and we believe that this partnership will bring great benefits to both parties.“A particular notable aspect of the partnership will include the exchange of football knowledge and experience between both parties. LaLiga will facilitate the development of television commercials for the women football division in Nigeria,” stressed Olivas.LaLiga delegate in Nigeria, Javier Rio said the partnership was an affirmation of the office in Nigeria to encourage the development of the game in the country.“This is a very important agreement for LaLiga and its office in Nigeria as it helps us to reaffirm our commitment on the development of football in the country.“Women’s football in Nigeria is already a benchmark in Africa and internationally and we are pleased to be able to collaborate with a league that has this much potential.“The MoU primarily borders around the sustainable development and growth of women’s football in Nigeria,” said Rio.The kernel of the partnership will see NWFL and LaLiga participate in the sustainable growth and development of women´s football in Nigeria and Spain. The MoU will facilitate the establishment of channels of communication that permit the creation and exchange of information as well as technical, financial and institutional collaboration.The parties shall make its best efforts to exchange knowledge through the organisation of   workshops, meetings, visits, conferences, etc. on different management areas: League and club’s organisation and management; Commercial and TV development on women´s football; Labour relations and professionalization among other areas mutually beneficial to both parties.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Enmore CCCC launches Banks Beer 100-ball cricket

first_imgThe Enmore Community Centre Cricket Club (ECCCC) launched its second Banks Beer-sponsored 100-ball cricket tournament on Sunday last at the Enmore Community Centre.ECCCC Competitions Committee Chairman Anil Persaud was present at the presentation of the sponsorship chequeTwenty teams on the East Coast of Demerara will compete for cash prizes and trophies in a 100-ball per side affair instead of the usual T20 encounter. After successfully organising the inaugural tournament last year, ECCCC has once more collaborated with the East Coast Cricket Committee for this year’s edition of the competition.A Banks Beer representative indicated that the Banks brand is pleased once more to sponsor this ECCCC-organised tournament, since the club has a track record of delivering quality cricketing events. ECCCC Chairman Bheemraj Ramkelawan informed those present that with Banks DIH Ltd being a company of high standards, it is expected that all teams participating in the tournament adhere to the established rules and to respect the rights of the sponsors. He also thanked Banks DIH Ltd for this year’s sponsorship of the competition that will be played across six venues in four groups in a round-robin format.Meanwhile, Chairman of the ECCCC competitions committee, Anil Persaud thanked the teams for their continued faith in the Committee in delivering quality competitions among teams on the East Coast. In outlining this year’s activities, he stated that in excess of 100 limited overs matches have been completed with two competitions presently at the semi-finals stage and the Banks Beer tournament set to be completed in mid-November. Two new youth tournaments will also be launched this weekend. First-round action is set to commence at 09:30h this Sunday at various venues.last_img read more