The viral video hits Delta did not want

first_imgAs airlines actively plug their safety videos in an attempt to make them go viral, a series of videos filmed on Delta Air Lines aircraft have achieved that aim for all the wrong reasons.The US carrier’s latest global “hit”,  a video of a woman being dragged off a plane in the US city of Detroit, comes hot on the heels of a film clip of a rant by a Donald Trump supporter that also went viral.Lesser known, but also a contender for the Delta global rogues’ gallery, is a third video of a woman being dragged off a plane in the US city of Atlanta, Georgia, in July.In the latest video, the woman was filmed being dragged off a  Delta Air Lines plane at Detroit Metropolitan Airport by police on Monday.Find the Detroit video here.Authorities have said the woman did not follow boarding and baggage check procedures and there have been reports she was upset there was no overhead locker space in the San Diego-bound jet.The video shows police officers dragging the limp woman through the plane along the aisle as passengers watched and, in some cases, laughed. An inflight announcement can be heard in the background.The incident comes after Delta last month warned of “heightened tensions” in US society as it banned a passenger who launched a pro-Donald Trump rant on one of its domestic flights.The man shouted pro-Donald Trump and anti-Hillary Clinton comments on a flight to Allentown, in Pennsylvania, and video of the rant showed other passengers looking uncomfortable as he shouted: “Donald Trump, baby! That’s right, this man knows what’s up. We got some Hillary bitches on here?”Watch the Trump rant here.The earlier incident happened in Atlanta, Georgia, in July when a young, allegedly drunk woman was also dragged through the cabin by police.However, 22-year-old Chandler Black did not go quietly and was dragged from the plane hurling abuse and struggling.Police later charged Black with obstruction, public drunkenness and criminal trespass, according television station WSB-TV 2. AirlIneRatings has chosen to link to the television report rather than the original Youtube video because of the offensive language.Watch the WSB_TV 2 report here.As the year closes, Delta’ must be looking with envy at  Air New Zealand’s quirky “Summer Wonderland’’ Christmas song, which hit number one on the New Zealand iTunes chart to beat releases from stars such as Taylor Swift and Zayn, Clean Bandit and Adele. Find the AirNZ video herelast_img read more

PFL-Sportradar deal to ‘clean’ matches

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding PBA chief believes Gilas can get back at Aussies Lazarus hopes the PFL will be able to commercialize the platform through advertising, sponsorships, subscription or pay-per-view opportunities for live matches.On top of the streaming service, Sportradar will provide the PFL integrity services to identify and analyze suspicious activities.“We are particularly encouraged by the PFL’s commitment to keep the league clean,” said Gautam.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Read Next LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST03:06‘Pamana’: Mausoleum caretaker cherishes humble work for family01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexicocenter_img Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving The deal was signed yesterday by Philippine Football Federation (PFF) president Mariano “Nonong” Araneta, PFL chief executive officer Lazarus Xavier, and Sportradar director of business development in Asia Biplav Gautam.Gautam will pave the way for the company to live stream matches through its website and www.pfl.tv.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“The past year was a fantastic first year for the PFL, and we believe that 2018 will be the year we take the league to the next level with Sportradar,” said Araneta, also chair of the league’s board.Sportradar will help PFL create its own video and streaming platform using the company’s Over The Top solution. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Philippines Football League (PFL) attracted its first big partner for its second season that kicks off March 3.Sportradar, a global sports data and media company, will serve as official audio-visual and data distributor as well as integrity services partner, which aims to address the threat of match-fixing.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Muller backs Lahm for Bayern role

first_imgBayern München Muller endorses Lahm for a Bayern role as Heynckes’ departure looms Iain Strachan 20:53 3/29/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Philipp Lahm (L) and Thomas Muller (R) Bongarts Bayern München Bundesliga Bayern München v Borussia Dortmund A club legend is unlikely to take the managerial reins this summer, but a fellow World Cup winner knows his former team-mate has plenty to offer Thomas Muller would welcome a return to Bayern Munich for Philipp Lahm, as attention turns to the identity of the club’s next coach.Jupp Heynckes came out of retirement in October to take over from the sacked Carlo Ancelotti, but the 72-year-old is not expected to remain in charge beyond the end of the campaign.Hoffenheim’s Julian Nagelsmann and Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp are among the potential candidates to take over at Allianz Arena. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player And while the vacancy is likely to come too soon for Lahm, who only retired at the end of last season, to find himself in consideration, Muller has no problem with the 34-year-old being tipped to accept a role behind the scenes.”Philipp is always someone who will be in the debate with FC Bayern, if somewhere a position is [available],” he told Sky.”He has lived the FC Bayern [way] and is someone who thinks outside the box.”He has the necessary experience, knows the club inside out and of course already [offers] a lot. Otherwise he would not have been a candidate for the sports director post last summer.”Bayern appear likely to retain the Bundesliga title after Heynckes orchestrated an assured revival following an inconsistent start to the season, and Muller is taking a relaxed approach to the identity of the next coach.”Personally, the whole thing does not burden me at all,” he said.”In my employment contract, it doesn’t say that I’m responsible for the trainer search.”And the forward, who will be seeking to help Die Mannschaft retain the World Cup in Russia, does not necessarily have a preference for a German-speaking candidate.”Whether one converses with hands and feet or in whatever languages, the communication with the team has to work,” he said.”And that is certainly possible in many ways.”last_img read more

May Pen Hospital Gets $73.6-Million Air-Conditioning Overhaul

first_imgStory Highlights The intervention, under the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programme (EECP), is expected to reduce the health facility’s electricity consumption for cooling by 20 per cent, with annual savings of approximately $5.2 million. At the official handover of the project on Thursday (May 9), Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, expressed gratitude to the PCJ.He noted that the new cooling systems will provide greater comfort for patients and staff and complement the Ministry’s Compassionate Care Programme, aimed at enhancing the delivery of care at public health facilities. Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Hon. Fayval Williams, for her part, said that awareness workshops have been held to promote behaviour change among staff, so that the target for reduction in electricity consumption can be achieved and maintained.She noted that the EECP conducted energy audit training sessions, where the hospital’s property manager and other members of staff were taught how to assess and implement energy conservation measures.Minister Williams said there will be ongoing measuring, reporting and verification regarding the electricity consumption patterns of the facility.Acting Group General Manager, PCJ, Brian Richardson, said it is anticipated that the new solutions will not only reduce electricity usage but also lower operational expenses.Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton (second right), speaking with Acting Group General Manager, Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ), Brian Richardson (right), during a ceremony for the official handover of an air-conditioning upgrading project at May Pen Hospital in Clarendon on Thursday (May 9). Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Hon. Fayval Williams (second left); and PCJ Chairman, Russell Hadeed, also attended the function. The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) has undertaken air-conditioning overhaul at the May Pen Hospital in Clarendon at a cost of approximately $73.6 million.The intervention, under the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programme (EECP), is expected to reduce the health facility’s electricity consumption for cooling by 20 per cent, with annual savings of approximately $5.2 million.It involved the installation of a modern, energy-efficient cooling system at the Accident and Emergency Department, which will ensure that this section of the hospital meets the compliance standards for fresh air.Another cooling system was deployed at the offices of the Clarendon Health Department, which is located on the hospital compound.Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Hon. Fayval Williams (left), cuts the ribbon to unveil a plaque dedicating the air-conditioning overhaul at the May Pen Hospital in Clarendon under the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) Energy Efficiency and Conservation Programme (EECP). Looking on (from left) are Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton; PCJ Chairman, Russell Hadeed; Chief Executive Officer of the hospital, St. Andrade Sinclair; PCJ Acting Group General Manager, Brian Richardson; and Councillor for the Denbigh Division, Joel Williams. The project was offcially handed over on May 9. The Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) has undertaken air-conditioning overhaul at the May Pen Hospital in Clarendon at a cost of approximately $73.6 million. It involved the installation of a modern, energy-efficient cooling system at the Accident and Emergency Department, which will ensure that this section of the hospital meets the compliance standards for fresh air. He noted that the improvements “have made for a more comfortable environment for the patients and a more productive work space for the staff”.Chief Executive Officer of the May Pen Hospital, St. Andrade Sinclair, in expressing gratitude to the PCJ, said that “we are seeing the benefits with an environmentally friendly atmosphere”.“We are happy for the improvements and hope this example will encourage non-governmental organisations, the private sector and members of our diaspora to follow suit and contribute to our hospitals and clinics,” he added.The EECP is designed to enhance and promote energy efficiency, conservation and cost savings through initiatives and measures undertaken across the public sector.last_img read more

US factories grew more slowly in October

first_imgWASHINGTON – American manufacturers grew at a slower pace in October as factories contended with supply disruptions caused by disputes with China, Europe and other trading partners.The Institute for Supply Management, an association of purchasing managers, said Thursday that its manufacturing index slipped to 57.7 last month — down from 59.8 in September and the lowest since April. It was the second straight monthly drop.Still, anything above 50 signals growth, and manufacturers are enjoying a 26-month winning streak.New orders, production, export orders and hiring grew more slowly. Thirteen of 18 manufacturing industries reported growth last month, led by textile mills and makers of electrical equipment.American industry is generally healthy, but respondents to the ISM survey suggested that trade disputes are taking a toll. The United States has imposed taxes on imported steel and aluminum and on about $250 billion in Chinese products, drawing retaliation from U.S. trading partners.Several companies complained that the tariffs are driving up costs and limiting supplies. Respondents also cited labour shortages and the strains that high demand is putting on their supply chains.Timothy Fiore, chair of ISM’s manufacturing survey committee, said that “57.7 is not a bad number. But it’s not where we had been. We have been bouncing around the top. This may be the first indicator of a softening that may continue.”Manufacturers are also coping with weakening global economic growth and a strengthening dollar, which makes American products costlier in foreign markets.“Between disruptions caused to the supply chain by tariffs and a strengthening dollar, the factory sector may cool off going forward after an extraordinary run in 2017 and 2018,” Stephen Stanley, chief economist at Amherst Pierpont Securities, wrote in a research note. “Nevertheless, even with a weaker-than-expected result in October, for now, the pace of growth for manufacturing remains robust.”The economic backdrop for manufacturers remains healthy. Consumer spending on long-lasting manufactured goods was strong during the spring and summer, rising at an annual pace of 6.9 per cent from July through September and 8.6 per cent from April through June.Factories are on pace to add more than 250,000 jobs this year, which would be biggest jump in manufacturing employment since 1997.last_img read more

AIIMS Karamchari Union opposes outsourcing of canteen operation

first_imgThe AIIMS Karamchari Union has opposed the hospital administration’s decision to outsource the operation of its in-house cafeteria, claiming it would lead to rise in prices of food items which only the “highly-paid” staff would be able to afford. The Union has written to the AIIMS Director urging him to reverse the decision in the interest of patients, employees and visitors. The union alleged in a statement that the way the tenders have been awarded after “recently spending hefty amount of Rs 15 crore on cafeteria building, turning into a lavish three-storied structure, casts shadow on the intentions of the authorities.” Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder Out of more than 100, only 17 food items have been subsidized, and that too by enhancing their prices, still the authorities are claiming that their step is for the benefit of the patients, it alleged. Other than the 17 items, prices of other items are likely to be increased even further, the union claimed. The employees of All India Institute of Medical Sciences who were running the cafeteria are also likely to suffer because of the outsourcing decision, the statement stated. “The step of outsourcing is clearly aimed at causing undue benefit to the two bidders for reasons known only to the authorities. The employees union are trying to persuade the authorities to reconsider their decision,” it said. Recently, the employees, residents and some doctors took out a protest rally against the decision of the authorities.last_img read more

A diary from the Big Ten Indoor Championships

Junior Letecia Wright, who competes in sprints and hurdles for the Ohio State women’s track and field team, shares her perspective from the Big Ten Indoor Championships at Penn State this past weekend.For the past two years of my college career, my team has been ninth at the Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships. When the team scores went up at the end of the track meet, our heads would look down.However, things changed this year. For the first time in my collegiate years of running, my team finished second out of 10 teams. I remember at the end of the meet this weekend my fellow juniors were crying and hugging each other. We knew our team had accomplished something we were not expected to do.Weeks leading up to Big Ten, my team and I realized we had a chance to do very well. We had multiple people ranked in many individual events and our relays were ranked in the top five in the conference.We left to drive six hours to Penn State last Thursday. During the long bus ride, the whole team laughed, watched movies and projected how fast we were going to run that weekend.Come Friday morning, we were up bright and early at Penn State practicing for the first day of war on Saturday. During our practice, everyone practiced their respective races and field events.After practice, I could feel the anxiety in the room during our team meeting. We all knew the first day of Big Ten was going to be a war and everyone had to run fast to make it back to finals on Sunday. I went to sleep with butterflies sitting in my stomach and dreams of winning going through my head.The first day of Big Ten Championships, our team shattered several school and personal records. Our two multi-event competitors both placed top eight and started the day off right.We also had three 60-meter hurdlers, three short sprinters, a 600-meter runner, two 400-meter sprinters and countless others make it back to finals on Sunday. Our distance medley relay got fifth, which also gave us good points for the first day of competition.Everyone left the meet excited because everyone ran their fastest times. A few also qualified for NCAA Nationals.Going to sleep Saturday was hard for me. I knew my team could do well, but I never imagined we would finish second overall as a team. I also never imagined that we would have as many girls place top eight to put points on the board.The final day of Big Ten came and it was a true war. Sophomore Shaniqua McGinnis caused an upset in Happy Valley by beating Penn State’s best 400-meter runner and giving us 10 crucial points.While warming up, I took a fall over a hurdle and hit my head. I really wanted to win and run faster, especially after watching Shaniqua win. Sadly, I did not win the hurdles because of a small mishap at the start. Luckily, my other teammate won it, I battled back for second and freshman Christienne Linton got seventh.These were big points for my team. After this moment, I was crushed about not winning, but had to move on because the rest of the day was filled with many personal records and places for my teammates.The meet was filled with great performances by all the multi-event, sprinters, distance and field event girls. At the end of the meet, we cried, hugged and expressed how proud we were of each other.Even with some of the disappointments we had during the meet, we all worked hard to run fast and support everyone. Now some of us get ready for NCAA Nationals and outdoor season.Though the Big Ten Championships were a great present, we now have to look to the future. read more

Klopp is not interested in Evertons stats

first_imgThe Liverpool manager wants his team to return to their winning path today against the Blues in the English Premier LeagueLiverpool and Everton will face off tonight in the English Premier League.And for the Reds manager Jurgen Klopp, he’s not interested in the Blues’ stats or their past encounters.“I’m not interested even for one second in records or stats from the previous meetings,” he told the club’s official website.“I’m not interested for one second about expectations or predictions. I’m not interested for one second who is favorite and who isn’t.”Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“It’s a derby: two clubs who share a city and are separated by meters. The intense desire to win is something we can guarantee every supporter inside Anfield will have,” he added.“So for us as ‘the team’ it’s about delivering: go and channel the positive energy of this encounter; take extra juice from it.”“These games make you run harder, jump higher and give beyond what sometimes you realize yourself is possible,” he explained.“I trust my players entirely that they understand what is needed from them today. They’ve proved themselves over and over in this respect.”last_img read more

Bajaj Discover F150 Spotted on Test Launch Nears

first_imgBajaj, India’s popular two-wheeler maker is seemed to be gearing up for yet another launch in India. After stealing the Delhi Auto Expo show with the Pulsar SS 400 and CS 400, Bajaj is now seen testing a new Discover model, monikered Discover F150.The folks at OverDrive have posted a set of spy shots of the new Discover F150 which is expected to make its India debut in the near future. Although the details of the bike are scanty at this point of time, emerging reports claim that the new motorbike, which is believed to be the flagship variant in the Discover line up will be priced below the current Pulsar 150.The Bajaj Discover F150 is likely to draw its power from 4-valve, 150cc DTS-i engine which can generate a power of 14 PS. It is reported that the Discover F150 will accommodate some of the features which are borrowed from the existing Discover and Pulsar models and the bike will have both electric and kick starter. Other stipulated features include front disc brakes and monoshock suspension at the rear. Apparently, a naked version of Discover F150 is also on the card for India.Earlier last week, Bajaj started rolling out its Discover 125 in India. It packs 125 cc 4-Valve Patented TwinSpark DTS-i engine which can pump in a power of 11.5 PS and a torque of 10.4Nm. The company claims a fuel efficiency of 76kmpl. The bike which shares similarities with the Bajaj’s 125ST is pitted against the Honda CB Shine, Hero Glamour and Hero Passion Pro in the domestic market.Currently, Bajaj Auto holds 22 percent market share in the two wheeler segment. With the upcoming launches, Bajaj hopes to expand its reach in the country. In February, Bajaj Auto posted a decline of 6 percent in domestic sales for February 2014. The Company sold a total of 273,323 motorcycles as against the 291,297 units last year.last_img read more

Qatar Airways Eyeing Stake in Indigo Not in SpiceJet Report

first_imgWorld’s leading carrier Qatar Airways has said that it is in discussions with Indian budget airline IndiGo to buy a stake in it as it denied reports of any such talks with SpiceJet.”Qatar Airways confirms that the only airline it is talking to is the Indian carrier Indigo,” the Doha-based airline told Reuters in a statement.”Qatar Airways is not in talks to pursue a commercial stake in SpiceJet,” the airline said, adding, “These stake sale comments are unfounded and are believed to be deliberately spread to influence share valuations.”Share prices of SpiceJet rose sharply in the past three trading sessions, touching a two-year closing high of Rs 26.60 on Tuesday. However, Tuesday’s rally was partly led by the company’s profit of Rs 71.80 crore in April-June quarter.Last week, The Economic Times had reported that the ongoing discussions between SpiceJet and Qatar Airways over finalising a commercial agreement may end up in Qatar Airways buying a stake in the domestic airline.In May, Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker had evinced interest in acquiring 49% stake in IndiGo, but he had not confirmed any talks. He had then said that “IndiGo’s owners had no immediate plans to sell”.Qatar Airways has been eyeing a stake in India’s biggest airline IndiGo for a long. Owned by InterGlobe Enterprises, IndiGo had filed a draft prospectus with market regulator last month to issue an initial public offer (IPO).If a deal is signed, the transaction will become the second such development in Indian aviation industry in two years. In 2013, Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways had bought 24% stake in Jet Airways by investing Rs 20.6 billion ($332 million).Buying a stake in IndiGo would enable Qatar Airways to expand its presence in the Indian aviation market and also to compete with its rivals Emirates and Etihad.Aviation consultancy CAPA India has estimated IndiGo to become country’s most profitable carrier, by posting a net profit in the range of $150- $175 million (₹1,111.6 crore) for the fiscal year ending March 2015.last_img read more