The Aviation regulatory body Directorate General of Civil Aviation on Saturday suspended the use of civilian helicopters for disaster management in Uttarakhand following two air crashes in the past week, including one that killed all three on board.“Current operations will remain suspended till UCADA, operators and SDMA make Standard Operating Procedures for such operations,” a senior DGCA official said. UCADA is Uttarakhand Civil Aviation Development Authority and SDMA is the State Disaster Management Authority.However, the DGCA will permit operations on case-to-case basis under its supervision.‘Clearly define roles’The DGCA wants the role and responsibilities of the State departments to be clearly defined to ensure safe operations and wants the local regulatory agency to maintain a database of various terrain hazards and obstacles, including cables, which should be shared with helicopter operators.Civilian helicopters were pressed into rescue and relief operations by the local administration on August 19 following landslides due to heavy rainfall. On the first day itself, a helicopter of Heritage Aviation was involved in a crash that killed all three on board after the chopper got entangled in apple cart cables. Two days later, a chopper of Aryan Aviation crashed similarly after hitting apple cart cables, and the two on board sustained minor injuries.
MIAMI GARDENS, FL – DECEMBER 30: Jourdan Lewis #26 of the Michigan Wolverines tries to avoid the tackle of Carlos Becker III #15 of the Florida State Seminoles in the first half during the Capitol One Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium on December 30, 2016 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)Detroit’s Cass Technical High School football program sends a lot of players to college. Many of them, like cornerback Jourdan Lewis, end up playing for the in-state school: Michigan. Recently, Ohio State has been able to pluck some of the school’s talent away from the Wolverines. The Buckeyes have a threesome of Cass Tech players: sophomore defensive back Damon Webb, freshman running back Mike Weber and freshman defensive end Josh Alabi. On fall camp move-in day, those three players wore “Imported From Detroit” t-shirts. Today, at OSU’s media day, they took a picture together, which was posted to Snapchat. Lewis found the photo, screenshotted it and tweeted it out with the caption, “Bums.” Bums pic.twitter.com/ZxezCSWiMB— Jourdan Lewis (@JourdanJD) August 16, 2015Lewis is clearly just messing with his former high school teammates, who he is probably still close with. There will surely be no messing around come Nov. 28, when Michigan takes on Ohio State in Ann Arbor, Mich.
In a coma, Kimmel was flown from Fort St. John to Vancouver for emergency treatment.Currently, she is battling for her life, with the major concern being critical swelling of the brain.From Kelowna, her father is the sole provider of the family and currently remains at the hospital, unable to work as he is at her bedside.Since being set up on Saturday, July 6, the GoFundMe page has already raised over $10,000 of its $20,000 goal.If you wish to donate, a link to the page can be found here. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A GoFundMe page has been set up for a young girl that was involved in an incident with an ATV.According to the GoFundMe account, on June 29, 12-year-old Abby Kimmel received traumatic injuries in an accident after falling from and being trapped under a side by side ATV.Due to being trapped under the ATV, she was unable to breathe for a prolonged period of time.
NEW DELHI: A three-year-old boy died after he allegedly was run over by a 25-year-old student in Delhi. The incident occurred in Nihal Vihar area on Sunday afternoon when the deceased, identified as Ahil, was going with his grandmother. It is said that the student was reversing his car after he noticed that the road has been blocked and allegedly ran over the boy, who was coming from behind, the police said.Ahil was rushed to a hospital in Paschim Vihar where he was declared brought dead, said a senior police officer. Ahil’s father runs a saloon in Nihal Vihar. The police were soon informed and the boy was rushed to the hospital. However, later he succumbed to his injuries. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderSoon, the accused was identified and was arrested and a case under Section 304 A (causing death by negligence) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered, police said. More sections could be added once the investigation is complete. The post-mortem was conducted on Monday and the body has been handed over to the family, the police added. On March 29, a 4-year-old boy Ajam Ansari was killed after being run over by a Maruti Ecco van in south Delhi’s Sangam Vihar.
Indore: For the pre-dawn searches conducted against people linked to MP CM Kamal Nath on Sunday, the Income Tax department had roped in the armed personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) to keep a vigil. Generally, the I-T department takes the help of the local police during such operations. According to eyewitnesses, during the I-T searches conducted at the residence of Praveen Kakkad, former Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to Nath, in the Vijay Nagar area of the city, armed CRPF personnel were seen posted outside the house. Sources said a team of the local police was seen deployed about 200 metres from Kakkad’s house during the raid. Officials said the entire operation was carried out by the Delhi unit of the I-T department in a very secretive manner. Besides Kakkad’s house, at least five other premises were also raided, including Kakkad’s office and premises of his close aides, they added. During the operation conducted ahead of the LS polls, a huge amount of cash and several documents related to dubious investments were reportedly recovered. However, local I-T officials said they were unable to disclose the details yet. They said since the operation was carried out by the Delhi unit of the I-T department, only it could provide the official information about the recovery and seizure. Kakkad’s family is associated with a number of businesses, including hospitality. A former MP police officer, Kakkad was appointed the OSD to Nath after the Congress-led government came to power in the state last year.
New Delhi: The Finance Ministry has asked CPSEs identified for strategic sale to immediately prepare a list of assets and initiate dialogue with potential investors and bidders so that their non-core assets can be monetised quickly.Such CPSEs will have an option to either hive-off non-core assets to a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) or transfer sale proceeds of non-core assets to an escrow account to ring-fence the realised amount from the rest of the business, an official said. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalThe government has already identified about 35 CPSEs for strategic sale. These include Air India, Pawan Hans, BEML, Scooters India, Bharat Pumps Compressors, and Bhadrawati, Salem and Durgapur units of steel major SAIL. The other CPSEs for which approvals are in place for outright sale include Hindustan Fluorocarbon, Hindustan Newsprint, HLL Life Care, Central Electronics, Bridge & Roof India, Nagarnar Steel plant of NMDC and units of Cement Corporation of India and ITDC. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostThe central public sector enterprises (CPSEs) have also been asked to ensure proper housekeeping of all assets with a view to ensuring better realisation at the time of sale. “The CPSEs will be required to immediately start making an inventory of all assets, and ensure proper title deeds are available for sale. They will have to also interact with potential investors and other stakeholders, including state government,” an official said. They will also be required to give suggestions regarding the mode of monetisation of the identified non-core assets. The official further said that non-core assets should ideally be hived off to an SPV, specially created through a demerger to hold and monetise such assets. However, since the transfer of assets to an SPV may involve time and issues like stamp duty, the CPSEs would be permitted to dispose the identified non-core assets on a case-by-case basis with the approval of the inter-ministerial group (IMG), chaired by Secretary in the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM). “In such cases, the CPSEs may create an escrow account to park the sale proceeds so as to ring-fence these from the rest of the business which is under strategic disinvestment,” the official added. In the case of Air India, which is undergoing the process of strategic disinvestment, the government has already created an SPV — Air India Assets Holding Ltd (AIAHL). The government has transferred Rs 29,000 crore debt of Air India, out of the total debt of Rs 55,000 crore of the airline, to AIAHL. Besides, proceeds from the sale of four subsidiaries — Air India Air Transport Services (AIATSL), Airline Allied Services (AASL), Air India Engineering Services Ltd (AIESL) and Hotel Corporation of India (HCI)– too would be transferred to AIAHL. Also, non-core assets – painting and artefacts – as well as other non-operational assets of the national carrier too will be transferred to the SPV. The DIPAM had earlier this week come out with guidelines for monetisation of non-core assets of CPSEs and immovable enemy properties, following a Cabinet decision in February. According to the guidelines, state-run companies will have 12 months to monetise non-core assets identified by a ministerial panel, headed by the finance minister, failing which the finance ministry may restrict budgetary allocations to CPSEs. The guidelines also provide CPSEs with an option to seek relaxation from the IMG of the 12-month deadline for the sale of non-core assets. “Any budgetary support for the CPSEs will be considered by the Department of Expenditure and DEA only if asset monetisation target is achieved by the CPSEs unless an exemption has been taken”, say the guidelines. The ministerial panel will also decide on the threshold over which non-core assets of CPSEs and immovable enemy properties would be taken up for monetisation under the asset monetisation framework. Non-core assets below the threshold would be sold by the state-owned entities themselves. The amount raised through the sale of non-core assets would form part of the disinvestment proceeds. The government has set a target of Rs 90,000 crore to be raised through CPSE disinvestment in the current financial year, up from the Rs 85,000 crore mopped up in the previous financial year. pti
Jonathan Martin, whose NFL career looked to be in jeopardy as he faced fire for claiming he was bullied by Miami Dolphin teammate Richie Incognito, officially started anew Thursday. With the passing of his physical, he became a member of the San Francisco 49ers.“It’s a blank slate for me,” Martin said in a conference call from 49ers headquarters Thursday night. “I’m looking to revitalize my career, getting back to playing … I couldn’t be happier.”The Dolphins are glad to be rid of Martin, who just could not return to the team after the national controversy that followed his claims. Miami will receive a seventh-round draft pick from the Niners if Martin is on their opening-day roster.Martin left the Dolphins last fall after accusing teammate Incognito of bullying in a scandal that overshadowed the franchise’s 8-8 season. An investigation conducted by Ted Wells for the NFL determined last month that Incognito and two other offensive linemen engaged in persistent harassment of Martin, another offensive lineman, and an assistant trainer.Martin said he has moved beyond the tumult.“I’m not worried about that,” he said. “All that’s in the past at this point.”The trade reunites Martin with Jim Harbaugh and several other members of the 49ers’ staff who coached him at Stanford. Harbaugh was supportive of Martin throughout the scandal and vouched for him in the Wells report.“I think it worked out great to once again be playing for Coach Harbaugh, once again in the Bay Area,” Martin said. “Playing for a winning franchise, a team that’s had a lot of recent success. And to hopefully be able to contribute to further success with this team. … It’s been a warm welcome.”Martin, who is taking classes at Stanford, likely will be the sixth man on the 49ers’ line and will be a swing tackle. He could potentially play guard, although he never has played at the spot.“I have to earn my spot on this team,” Martin said. “I’m open to anything. (Retirement) didn’t even cross my mind. I’m a football player. . . Hopefully, I will retire after a 10-year career.”
Ohio State redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop attempts to drive on Penn State junior forward Josh Reaves in the first half of Ohio State’s game against Penn State on March 2. Penn State won 69-68. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorNEW YORK — Once again, Penn State gave Ohio State a heartbreaking loss in the final seconds.With less than 30 seconds remaining and his team leading by one, redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop turned the ball over while driving to give Penn State possession. The Nittany Lions slowly worked their way up the court, milking the clock until sophomore guard Tony Carr found wide-open junior guard Josh Reaves under the basket, who dunked to give Penn State a 69-68 lead with 3.1 seconds remaining. Junior guard C.J. Jackson took one last shot with less than a second to go, but it was well off the mark and seventh-seeded Penn State beat second-seeded Ohio State 69-68 to eliminate the Buckeyes in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament in Madison Square Garden and earn its third win of the season against the Buckeyes. “Give them credit. They made a few more plays,” head coach Chris Holtmann said. “We didn’t guard the last action very well but when you have a guy you’re trying to take account for like Carr that happens.”Bates-Diop took over the game with nearly six minutes left. After rebounding his own shot and scoring to bring the Buckeyes to within three points, he blocked a shot by sophomore guard Tony Carr, snagged the defensive rebound and hit a 3 on the other end to tie the game at 57. Redshirt senior guard Kam Williams and Carr traded 3s after that to keep the game tied at 60. A layup from sophomore forward Andre Wesson put the Buckeyes ahead 64-62 with just under four minutes remaining. Bates-Diop hit a mid-range jumper to give his team a 66-62 lead, but that was followed by a dunk from Penn State’s senior forward Julian Moore. Bates-Diop responded with a layup to bring the score to 68-64 with 1:49 remaining, but his team could not maintain the two-possession lead. An early dunk from Penn State sophomore forward Lamar Stevens spurred a 12-0 Nittany Lion run to go up 12-4 while Ohio State went on a five-minute scoring drought with 13:05 left. The Buckeyes had a similar fate and responded with a 16-3 run with 8:15 remaining in the half to bring the score to 20-15 in favor of Ohio State.Both Carr and Bates-Diop finished with 25 points. The Nittany Lions finished the game with 39 rebounds compared to 33 from the Buckeyes. Senior forward Jae’Sean Tate said that the offensive rebounds they gave up in the second half was detrimental to the Buckeyes. “We just gotta be — in the future we’ve got to lock down on the offensive end. I think we did, on the defensive end, we did a great job of making them take tough shots, but we gave them one-on-one chance and that’s where it hurt us,” Tate said.After a devastating end to its Big Ten Tournament play, Ohio State must now look forward and prepare for the NCAA tournament despite the emotions involved with this loss.“They should be angry and disappointed. Not in their effort, I thought their effort was good, but in the result,” Holtmann said.
The Real Madrid boss, David Beckham came face-to-face with Jurgen Klopp as the two sides meet in Kiev in the Champions League final.The Spanish giants Real Madrid are seeking their third consecutive European title yet they the highest scorers in this year’s competition. Los Blancos are the slight favourites going into the clash and are spearheaded by the competition’s all-time top goalscorer Cristiano Ronaldo.Beckham played with Zidane at the Bernabeu for three years and in an interview between the two ahead of tomorrow’s game, the former England international admitted that he’s backing Real Madrid, according to Dailystar.“To have been successful as a player and now to be successful as the boss, the big boss, is incredible,” he said.“I just want to wish Zizou, the boss, the president, the club good luck in the Champions League final.“And please beat Liverpool, please.”Report: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…Zidane is aiming to win the competition for the third time as he looks to make up for a miserable domestic season.The Frenchman also emphasized that he is not surprised by the level of success he’s experienced since taking charge.“We suffered and worked a lot to make it to the final,” he said.“There has been a lot of sacrifices, a lot of work, a lot of personal investment from everyone.“Once I decided to become a coach I thought nothing is impossible. Being a coach of Real Madrid I knew we could achieve great things.”