Dozen injured in American Airlines turbulence

first_imgLifestyleTravel Dozen injured in American Airlines turbulence by: AFP – December 17, 2014 TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — An American Airlines flight from Seoul to Dallas was forced to make an emergency landing in Tokyo early Wednesday after a dozen people were injured during turbulence, a report said.Flight AA280, carrying 240 passengers and 15 crew, was diverted to Japan’s Narita airport near Tokyo after the incident, which resulted in only minor injuries, Kyodo News agency said, citing the transportation ministry.Flight tracker Flightradar24 earlier said on Twitter that the plane diverted to Narita with 15 passengers hurt in the turbulence. Share 412 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!center_img Tweet Share Sharelast_img

Trojans Fall To Indians In Middle School Hoops

first_imgThe St. Nicholas Trojans traveled to Milan Wednesday evening to take on the Indians.  The 5th Grade Trojans came up short being defeated by the Indians by a score of 34-30.  The 6th Grade Trojans lost to the Indians by a score of 36-26. Courtesy of Trojans Coach David Hoff.last_img

Kulusevski completes Juve move

first_imgRelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Juve’s Pirlo gamble makes new Serie A season the most open for years Pirlo bags UEFA coaching badge Dejan Kulusevski has completed his move from Atalanta to Juventus after undergoing a medical. The Swedish midfielder, who has impressed on loan at Parma this season, will cost the Bianconeri around €35 million, which could rise to €44 million with add ons. He has agreed a four-and-a-half-year deal at Juventus and will be presented in the coming days, though he will stay on loan at Parma for the remainder of the campaign. Kulusevski has scored four goals and provided seven assists in 17 matches in Serie A this season.Tags: AtalantaBianconeriDejan KulusevskiJuventuslast_img

Solskjaer set for Cardiff – reports

first_imgOle Gunnar Solskjaer has agreed to become manager of Cardiff, according to reports in Norway. Following Malky Mackay’s sacking on Friday the former Manchester United striker and current Molde manager was quickly marked out as Cardiff chairman Mehmet Dalman’s number one target to replace the Scot. Earlier this week it had been suggested Solskjaer, 40, had reservations about taking the job following Cardiff owner Vincent Tan’s numerous disputes with Mackay over recent months. But Dalman remained confident he could convince the Norwegian to take over at Cardiff City Stadium with the promise of money to spend in the January transfer window and reassurances over the working structure at the club. Press Association Sport understands the deal for Solskjaer to take over has yet to be completed and negotiations are continuing. Solskjaer has enjoyed a successful spell in charge of Molde, guiding them to two Norwegian titles and a Norwegian Cup. He turned down the chance to become Aston Villa manager prior to the appointment of Paul Lambert at Villa Park, while he had also been linked with the current vacancy at West Brom. Tan was not due to attend Wednesday’s game against Arsenal at the Emirates, but it has been reported he and Solskjaer were flying into London ahead of the fixture for further discussions. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Lawyer: Woods Could Still Be Sued for Employee’s Death

first_imgTiger Woods is not completely out of the legal woods just yet.Attorney Spencer Kuvin says he could bring the local golf legend back into a wrongful death lawsuit involving Woods’ Jupiter restaurant, “The Woods.”Kuvin recently dropped Woods from the case that also names Woods’ girlfriend for allegedly causing the death of 24-year-old bartender Nicholas Immesberger following his shift at the restaurant.According to the attorney, who is representing Immesberger’s parents , “We voluntarily dropped Tiger Woods from the lawsuit without prejudice. That means we could bring him back later.”Attorneys for the restaurant recently accused Kuvin of destroying evidence that could help their argument that neither the restaurant nor Woods’ girlfriend, Erica Herman, caused the car accident that killed Immesberger last December. In court papers filed this week, they also asked Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Lisa Small to sanction Kuvin for falsely claiming that Herman served drinks to Immesberger before the crash, even though she reportedly knew he struggled with alcoholism.Kuvin responded that Woods’ restaurant was known for alcohol and marijuana use among employees. He said of Herman, “She endorsed and encouraged a reckless and irresponsible ‘party culture’ throughout the restaurant,” adding that he has evidence Herman often drank excessively and smoked marijuana while working. Kuvin further claims that free alcohol was available to workers, and that managers and employees frequently sold marijuana to each other.Meanwhile, attorney Barry Postman, who represents Herman and the restaurant, counters that drinking on the job was prohibited, and that Immesberger made a bad decision to drive that night.Tests showed that Immesberger was under the influence of alcohol and marijuana when he crashed his grandfather’s Corvette on South Federal Highway in southern Martin County.Kuvin dropped Woods from the lawsuit after Postman filed papers saying the golfer did not actually own the restaurant, but was only an investor.Herman claims that Postman was unaware Immesberger had an alcohol problem.Under Florida’s dram shop law, restaurants cannot be held responsible for a patron’s excessive drinking unless they served alcohol knowing the person was “habitually addicted.”last_img read more

USC holds first human rights conference

first_imgThe Student Alliance for Nationalism and Democracy, an anti-genocide coalition, hosted its first annual Human Rights Conference on Saturday, which included participants from USC and other regional universities. The conference aimed to address issues of human rights in developing countries and promote humanitarian goals across the world to help end genocide.The conference included speeches, workshops, presentations on activism and a documentary screening and was funded by USG and the Jewish World Watch.“We have been working on this for a while now,” Darcy Gleeson, a STAND activist and writer for the Daily Trojan, said. “I hope that today everyone leaves with a greater understanding of [world] conflicts and how they are directly a part of [these conflicts]. We are a part of a chain that has a big effect on people.”There were two workshops by the Jewish World Watch and iEmpathize. The JWW workshop was conducted by Mike Brand, director of policy and programs at JWW, and Noa Oldak-Moradian, a program associate at JWW. They deliberated on strategies of effectively engaging Congress to fight genocide and discussed the civil war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Brand and Oldak-Moradian also brought up the Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act and other methods used to connect citizens with government agencies working on such issues.JWW also made an appeal to the students to support their cause by tweeting to the state senators to sponsor their initiative.Guido Hajenius, iEmpathize’s Southern California Office Engagement Coordinator, discussed how social media can be used as a platform for activism to evoke empathy and empower people to eradicate child exploitation. Hajenius observed that throughout the world, the millions of cases of sexual violence against children and that juvenile exploitation is not only criminal but has cultural implications as well.“If we are not going to engage other people in this initiative, we are not going to solve this problem,” Hajenius said. “The key thing about empathy is that when you are relating to the suffering of others, you are identifying them to be your equal level, which means everything.”The conference also featured a workshop about student activism by former STAND President Francesca Bessey.The event ended with the screening of the documentary film When Elephants Fight. The film focuses on the controversy over mineral-rich soil in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the civil war that has brought poverty, war and corruption to the Congolese while corporations, nations and armed groups have made billions sustaining today’s technology. A noted social activist and filmmaker, Michael Ramsdell, was present to discuss the documentary afterward.Manaswini Tummala, a senior majoring in international relations and economics, said that the conference was effective in not just raising awareness for activism, but also as a potential networking event for people who are considering a career in the field.“Such conferences show you that there are alternate career paths that you can take after college, working for the society and non-profits,” Tummala said. “More importantly, they show you how to connect with a lot of people within your workspace and still make a difference.”Correction: A previous version of this article misquoted Mike Brand as saying “The development on campus is a really great example of grad students and GAPA coming together to work on such important issues. The modern workers are working hard to get this bill introduced in the Senate.” The quote has been removed. The students are working together on important issues and GAPA is an example of grass-roots advocacy. The Daily Trojan regrets the error.last_img read more

Women’s water polo racks up four wins at Triton Invitational

first_imgJake Casino | Daily TrojanThe No. 2 USC women’s water polo team (14-0) took care of business in La Jolla over the weekend, notching four solid wins to take home the 2017 Triton Invitational crown and remain undefeated on the season.The tournament was hosted by UC San Diego and featured 16 teams, 13 of which were ranked in the CWPA Top 25. To open up group play on Saturday, USC took on the Santa Clara Broncos in an early morning tilt. The Trojans ran out to a 10-2 advantage at the half thanks to some balanced scoring and kept the opposition scoreless the rest of the game to secure the 18-2 victory. Three freshmen led the way as utility Maud Megens notched a career-high five goals, while drivers Denise Mammolito and Elise Stein added two goals each. In total, 10 different players made their way into the scoring column, while sophomore goalie Amanda Longan finished with seven saves.A few hours later, the Trojans took on No. 17 San Diego State in a rematch of last week’s home opener. After holding a 5-1 lead in the first frame, USC went on to score 12 more goals and allowed just three en route to the 17-4 victory over the Aztecs. Once again, 10 different scorers saw action in the afternoon, led by senior two-meter Brigitta Games and senior driver Stephania Haralabidis’ hat tricks. Junior goalie Victoria Chamorro tallied seven saves in three periods of work in the cage and in total, USC outscored both of its opponents on Saturday by a 35-6 margin. A solid outing in group play put USC into the semifinals of the tournament, where they matched up against No. 6-ranked Michigan. This was also a rematch of an earlier game this season in which the Trojans defeated the Wolverines 11-3 in their season opener, but once again USC came out victorious. Michigan put up more of a fight in this contest, though, as they held USC to under double-digit scoring for just the first time this season. The Wolverines kept it close at the half, trailing by two goals, but the Trojans came up big and punched in five more goals to cap the 9-5 win. Megens and Haralabidis scored two goals apiece and Longan hauled in eight saves to propel USC into the finals of the Triton Invitational, where they squared off against fellow MPSF foe Arizona State.It was a low-scoring affair to start the match against the No. 5-ranked Sun Devils, as USC held just a 3-1 lead after two periods. However, the Trojans turned on the jets after the half and hit the back of the net nine more times, allowing just one goal the rest of the way to sew up the 12-2 victory and capture the tournament title.Haralabidis recorded another hat trick to up her total to 10 goals on the weekend, while freshman driver Kelsey McIntosh and junior utility Hayley McKelvey tossed in two goals each. Chamorro put up 12 big saves in goal for the Trojans, shutting out the Sun Devils in the final period to put a stamp on USC’s winning weekend.While the Trojans have yet to be pushed to the brink in 2017, Haralabidis noted that these types of matchups help the Trojans identify areas for improvement as the season progresses. “During these games, we work on what it is that we need to do to perform better,” Haralabidis said. “Even though it’s not some of the toughest competition out there, we’re preparing ourselves for the bigger ones that we’ll face in the MPSF and in the future. We always go in with the mentality that it’s a strong team though, so we just have to push even harder in order for us to get better.”The Trojans will now prepare for another set of road games when they participate in the UC Irvine Invitational in two weeks (Feb. 24-26) in Irvine, Calif.last_img read more

Dominic Matthews – SIS – Clear Vision on racing customer approach

first_img Related Articles Share SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon Taking over as the first Chief Operating Officer for industry live racing content and data supplier SIS (Sports Information Services), SBC speaks to Dominic Matthews on joining the ambitious SIS executive team As part of his new leadership remit, Matthews will be responsible for all the operational and commercial teams across the business, ensuing alignment of both SIS’ strategic direction and the efficiency of its day-to-day operations.__________________SBC: As SIS’s new COO, do you have a clear idea of how you will operate within the role or is a period of assessment needed before you know what it will involve?Dominic Matthews: My core role was outlined during in-depth discussions with SIS leading up to my appointment, which means I can hit the ground running. As always, getting to know the team and new organisational structures will take time, but I am confident that Richard Ames and I will be able to bring our industry experience to our roles and ensure a seamless management transition. One of my priorities in the next few weeks will be to understand the level of service we currently offer to our customers, and how we can build and improve on this in the future to ensure we remain a trusted partner to all.SIS has a great heritage in the betting industry, which I know all about from my Ladbrokes days, but it is very important that we build on that, continue to stay relevant, and maintain our position as a leading, trusted supplier in the industry. We have some exciting new products in development and will be talking with our customers to ensure they meet their needs.SBC: How will your extensive operator-side experience translate onto the supplier side? Are there any advantages or challenges that you envisage moving across?DM: Having spent more than two decades at Ladbrokes, I believe I have a strong understanding of the industry, not just the operator-side but how relationships with the supply chain work as well. That has got to be a real positive as I start this new role with SIS.I want to be clear that my focus is customers; first, second, and dead heat for third. Nothing else matters. This will be my mantra going forward, and so long as this continues and embeds within the SIS mindset, I expect a bright future. We have a lot to be excited about in the coming months.SBC: Your CEO Richard Ames has talked of developing a more customer-centric focus to SIS’s output, what will this involve and will it require any notable change to how SIScurrently operates?DM: Richard and I have been very clear in our early discussions with SIS management that our central focus has to be the customer, and the response to this call of action has been positive across the board.It is very likely that there will be changes to be made over the coming months, but it is far too early for me to outline any specifics today. One thing I can say is that in the brief time I have spent with my new colleagues, it is evident that we have an extremely ambitious and highly-skilled team who will be able to action any necessary changes quickly and efficiently, for the benefit of our customers.SBC: SIS has recently signed a significant broadcasting deal with Paddy Power, will similar commercial partnerships in the UK & Ireland be the focus going ahead or is SIS looking to diversify its products or look at new territories?We aim to instil a customer-centric mindset throughout SIS’s various teams, and this will provide us with the platform to ensure we offer existing and prospective partners the best in class experience.Our organisational goal is to ensure that the company is structured so that it can think, walk, and talk with the customer in mind, allowing us to operate effectively within the UK & Ireland, but also to be able to carry on taking our products and services to operators around the world, as we have been in recent years.We have big plans to expand our existing product offering and to add exciting new content. We have so much of what retail bookmakers and online sportsbooks of all shapes and sizes, need within our portfolio – wherever they are in the world.Our customers’ needs are our main driver and we will be talking with them constantly to ensure that we can innovate to deliver a successful partnership.____________________SIS will be speaking on horseracing and betting industry matters at the upcoming ‘Betting on Sports Conference’ (#boscon2017 – 12-15 September, Olympia London). Click on the below banner for more information… Richard FitzGerald steps down as RMG CEO August 6, 2020 Share SIS expands into the numbers game with 49’s takeover  June 29, 2020last_img read more

LeoVegas AB moves on Spanish ‘soft launch’

first_img Submit StumbleUpon LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale August 13, 2020 Related Articles Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Share Share Stockholm-listed online gambling group LeoVegas AB has announced the ‘soft launch’ of its first Spanish domain – LeoVegas.es.This July, LeoVegas governance announced that it had secured approved DGOJ licenses, allowing the online gambling group to operate B2C casino and sportsbook provisions for the regulated Spanish online gambling marketplace.Detailing a quick turnaround, the online gambling group launches a ‘lite version’ of its flagship LeoVegas vertical, hosting a limited selection of online casino games.In previous corporate updates, Gustaf Hagman LeoVegas Group Chief Executive has underlined developing a Spanish language profile as a key corporate directive of LeoVegas continued international expansion.The announcement sees Spain becomes LeoVegas AB ‘7th locally regulated operational market’“With LeoVegas position as “King of Casino” we are now launching in Spain, with the ambition to take the mobile position. Today, only 13% of all games in Spain are online, compared to 50% in Sweden. We think this is very interesting and in line with our growth ambitions. This is because the Spanish online market has strong growth going forward, as gambling goes more and more online” details Hans Uhrus Communications Director LeoVegas.“We are very happy to offer games in Spain only two weeks after we received our license. It shows strength, commitment and speed within LeoVegas and that our experience from regulated markets is a competitive advantage.”last_img read more

UK racing secures £22m hardship fund

first_img Better Collective cautious on quick recovery as COVID drags growth momentum August 25, 2020 Submit Share A £22 million ‘hardship fund’ has been launched by The Horserace Betting Levy Board (Levy Board) and the Racing Foundation supporting horseracing stakeholders impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.The newly reformed Levy Board acts as a non-departmental public body, in charge of collecting and organising the finances of  UK racing through betting taxes, fundraising and further on-course activities.Its counterpart the Racing Foundation serves as the agency in charge of managing grants attributed to vital racing disciplines such as training, animal welfare, heritage maintenance and scientific research.This weekend, the organisations launched its hardship fund, with the ‘objective of providing timely funds where they are most needed’.Acting in a time of crisis, the Levy Board and Racing Foundation has chosen to allocate vital funds to the critical racecourse, equine and workforce areas maintaining the lifeblood of UK racing.Supporting racecourses, the Levy Board will sanction advance payments of raceday grants at £12,500 per fixture, in which racecourse owners will be allowed to claim up to eight 2020 fixtures from the fund.The Levy Board has allocated £7.5 million to be made available to racecourse owners, who will be able to secure emergency loans of £200,000 each. The loans carry a four-year repayment structure starting in 2021, with the Levy Board detailing that a cap on ‘racecourse groups’ will apply.Paul Darling – Levy BoardPaul Darling, Chairman of the Levy Board said: “The Board has agreed to make available significant sums to racecourses through a combination of measures that will meet the demand for cash in the short-term. Importantly, this approach preserves further Levy funds that we know will be needed for prize money when racing resumes. It is certain that the Levy Board will have a major role at that stage and beyond. Negotiating the many challenges ahead of us all will require exceptional co-operation between every sector. Those challenges can only be met if British racing and the betting industry work in partnership and the Levy Board will play a full and active part in ensuring that this happens.”Meanwhile, the Racing Foundation has established an £8 million ‘emergency grant programme’ supporting UK racing’s equine and welfare employees.Racing welfare stakeholders will have access to a £750,000 hardship grant programme, helping maintain equine support structures and resources in place.Working with the Racehorse Owners Association (ROA) the Racing Foundation has established a £2.5 million ‘welfare relief fund’, covering racehorse owners’ costs and resources following the postponement of the racing season.Noting that many ‘self-employed ’jockeys and trainers will have difficulties claiming on the government’s SEISS programme, the Racing Foundation has will launch a £900,000 ‘jockey hardship programme’.Ian Barlow – Racing FoundationFurther workforce initiatives, will see the Racing Foundation match the UK government’s employee support programme, with additional funds of £2.8 million, with grants made available through the National Trainers Association  (NTA) and Professional Jockeys Association (PJA).Ian Barlow, Chairman of the Racing Foundation, commented: “The funding requests we have received are varied and we want to take an approach which can help alleviate the immediate hardship being felt by the sport’s people, horses, businesses and charities. Through close and continued collaboration both organisations will seek to meet the immediate hardship needs presented to us and ensure necessary funds are in place to commence racing and support the sport in the months ahead.” HBLB ups prize money commitment by 50% July 31, 2020 Share HBLB gives £3.2m boost to UK racing August 13, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUponlast_img read more