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According to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the Air India Express flight landed on Runway 10 amid visibility of 2,000 metres in heavy rain, but continued running till the end of runway, fell down the valley and broke into two pieces.According to flight-tracking website FlightRadar24, the aircraft circled the airport several times and made two attempts to land.Meanwhile, the DGCA has ordered a detailed inquiry into the incident.The aviation regular, in a latest update, told news agency ANI that the aircraft was at full speed while landing at the Karipur Airport and overshot the runway.Meanwhile, an urgent meeting called by the Civil Aviation Ministry is underway at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan. DGCA Director-General, officials of the ministry, Airport Authority of India and Air India Express are reportedly present at the meeting.Following the tragedy, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan informed that he has directed all the concerned officials to make necessary arrangements for rescue and medical supportVijayan has also directed Local Self Government Minister AC Moideen to rush to the accident site.The Kerala CMO, meanwhile, informed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to CM Pinarayi Vijayan over phone about the plane crash. The CM informed the PM that a team of officials including Kozhikode and Malappuram District Collectors have arrived at the airport and are participating in the rescue operation.PM Modi, in a tweet, also expressed his grief over the loss of lives in the incident and prayed for the recovery of those injured.Pained by the plane accident in Kozhikode. My thoughts are with those who lost their loved ones. May the injured recover at the earliest. Spoke to Kerala CM @vijayanpinarayi Ji regarding the situation. Authorities are at the spot, providing all assistance to the affected.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 7, 2020President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted that he was “deeply distressed to hear about tragic plane crash of Air India Express flight at Kozhikode”. The President added that he spoke with Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan and inquired about the situation.Union Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted: “Distressed to learn about the tragic accident of Air India Express aircraft in Kozhikode, Kerala.” He added that he has instructed the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to reach the accident site at the earliest and assist with the rescue operations.The Air India Express in a statement said, “We regret that there has been an incident regarding our aircraft VT GHK, operating IX 1344 DXB CCJ. Due to crash landing of the flight, it may affect the network but Vande Bharat Mission continues”.The national carrier also informed that help centers are being set up at Sharjah and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.The Consulate General of India, Dubai released the following helpline numbers – 056 546 3903, 0543090572, 0543090572, 0543090575.Kozhikode Collector also shared the Helpline Number 0495 – 2376901 for the relatives of passengers onboard the flight.The chief minister’s office also shared some helpline numbers.Topics : At least 16 people including two pilots have reportedly died after an Air India Express flight from Dubai skidded off the runway and broke in two while landing at Karipur International Airport in Kerala’s Kozhikode district.Dubai-Kozhikode Air India flight (IX-1344), which was part of the Vande Bharat mission that has been bringing back Indians from abroad amid the Coronavirus pandemic, skidded off the runway and plunged deep down 35 ft. into the valley below while landing at the ‘table-top’ airport.The incident occurred at 7:41 p.m. on Friday. Over 100 people are learnt to be injured while at least 15 are critically injured and have been rushed to Kozhikode Medical College and other nearby hospitals.The aircraft with 190 persons onboard battled heavy rains while landing. Although the aircraft broke in two, it, fortunately did not catch fire at the time of landing, thus averting a major disaster.Prayers for the departed souls of Kerala #planecrash #airindia. May God give strength to their families. pic.twitter.com/BUo8lSycso— J.LAWRENCE (@LawrenceLawru) August 7, 2020Police and fire force personnel were immediately pressed into action to carry out rescue operations. An NDRF team has also been rushed to the spot to join the search and rescue mission.As per the Civil Aviation Ministry, there were 174 passengers, 10 infants, 2 pilots and 4 cabin crew onboard the aircraft.
Metro Sport ReporterFriday 1 Nov 2019 2:34 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link156Shares Gabriel Martinelli has made a sensational start to his Arsenal career (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has confirmed both Mesut Ozil and Gabriel Martinelli are in line to feature against Wolves on Saturday.Ozil made an eye-catching return to action during the epic midweek defeat against Liverpool in the Carabao Cup, while Martinelli enhanced his burgeoning reputation with two more goals to take his tally to seven in all competitions this season.‘It is very important to use lots of players because we are playing lots of matches, and it’s a challenge for them to show how they can help us,’ said Emery.‘The performance was positive at Liverpool and I am thinking how they can help us tomorrow.’AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTArsenal are already four points adrift in the race for a top four place and Emery acknowledges Wolves, who took five points of the Gunners last season, represent formidable opposition.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘They won at Man City’s stadium and it is an amazing result, it is very difficult to win there,’ said Emery.‘They lost to Everton and drew in the last minute against Crystal Palace. It depends on each match. Who would have thought they would win at Manchester City? Normally they won’t. We have to respect that result at Man City, how they played at Palace and also how they played at Newcastle. Comment Advertisement Wolves hammered Arsenal 3-1 at Molineux last season (Picture: Getty)‘Now we want to play and prepare our match with respect for them in 50 per cent and imposing our idea in 70 per cent.‘This is my idea in each match and tomorrow is the same. We are thinking and respecting them but above all we need to create our strongest way with the ball, with possession, with our game plan and we defensively we know we need to stop them.’Will Mesut Ozil start against Wolves?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Granit Xhaka was frustrated with Unai Emery over how long he took to award Arsenal captaincyMORE: Jurgen Klopp hails Arsenal youngster Gabriel Martinelli as a ‘talent of the century’ Unai Emery confirms Mesut Ozil and Gabriel Martinelli set to feature against Wolves Advertisement
Hon Health Minister Recognises Local Lab Techs in Observance of Medical Laboratory Professionals Week
Sharing is caring! Tweet 162 Views no discussions Share Share The following is a statement by the Hon Minister for Health, Wellness and New Health Investment, Dr Irving McIntyre on Medical Laboratory Professionals Week:Medical Laboratory Professionals Week is being observed this year in Dominica from April 19-25th, under the theme “Laboratory Professionals Get Results”.Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (MLPW) provides the profession with a unique opportunity to increase public understanding of, and appreciation for, clinical laboratory professionals.It is a special time of year when laboratory professionals reflect on the vital role that they play to ensure that patients receive the right tests, the right diagnosis and the right treatment.This year laboratory professionals in the Ministry of Health, Wellness and New Health Investment have had very little time to plan lab week activities, as a result of the significant role that they are playing in the forefront of the fight against the novel corona virus, COVID-19.This is an unprecedented time in the history of not only our nation but of the entire world, as we respond and attempt to mitigate and control the spread of this COVID-19 pandemic.Laboratory professionals are on the front lines 24/7, ensuring that all of the laboratory services continue, machines are functional, resources required are available, tests are conducted maintaining prescribed quality standards, and most importantly, that patients are receiving the appropriate diagnosis and treatment in an efficient manner.Never before has there been greater public focus on this profession since laboratory professionals often work behind the scenes. Few are aware of the critical testing that laboratory professionals perform every day to save lives, reduce morbidity and help control the cost of care.The emergence of new and complex diseases demands that laboratory professionals remain current in their field of work to help determine and diagnose these diseases. This, in tandem with advances in analytical science and automation, makes the work of the laboratory professionals more important now than ever.This global COVID-19 pandemic crisis has brought to the fore the need for well-equipped laboratories with highly trained staff and an unrelenting focus on quality.The ability to turn around quality results in quick time is the key to providing information for rapid and efficient patient management. Without this precise and valuable information, medicine would simply become guesswork.The Ministry of Health, Wellness and New Health Investment, and by extension the Government of Dominica, has recognized the importance of having a suitable and well equipped laboratory facility and has therefore invested in infrastructure and equipment, an example being the PCR machine that the Ministry has had since 2018. The new laboratory facilities at the Dominica China Friendship, added to the dedicated staff at the Medical Laboratory, has proven to be very beneficial to the country in the fight against COVID-19.I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the laboratory professionals in Dominica, both in public and private settings, for the critical work that they do in the interest of patient care and public health. Beyond meeting the public need, the celebration of Medical Laboratory Professionals Week will help increase recognition for the profession as it improves the individual’s sense of self-worth.Further, as the various professional groups within laboratory practice work together, the sense of unity and purpose necessary to further the goals of all laboratory professionals is reinforced.Whatever the setting — behind the scenes or out in our communities — laboratory professionals are by our side, working as key members of the health care team.From April 19-25, please join the Ministry of Health and our laboratory professionals in celebrating Medical Laboratory Professionals Week and let us recognize their vital role in promoting and protecting our health.Hon Health Minister, Dr Irving McIntyre Share LifestyleLocalNews Hon Health Minister Recognises Local Lab Techs in Observance of Medical Laboratory Professionals Week by: – April 22, 2020
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Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers Vince Williams (98), T.J. Watt (90) and the defense tackle Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt (27) for a safety in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have been here before. Often in fact.A jarring early-season misstep filled with mental breakdowns and missed opportunity is kind of their thing.So too, it seems, is finding new ways to explain the erratic behavior of All-Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown.Even a day removed from a 42-37 home loss to Kansas City that dropped the two-time defending AFC North champions to 0-1-1, the talk didn’t center on a defense that gave up a franchise-record tying six touchdown passes , but on the latest outburst by the talented if mercurial Brown.The four-time All-Pro — who caught nine passes for 67 yards against the Chiefs — responded to a tweet by a former team employee who suggested Brown wouldn’t put up his eye-popping numbers without quarterback Ben Roethlisberger by suggesting “trade me let’s find out.”The post caused an immediate stir on social media but not in the Pittsburgh locker room, even after cameras caught Brown venting on the sideline in the second half and slowly trudging off the field even as his teammates celebrated Roethlisberger’s diving 3-yard touchdown run with 1:59 to go that pulled the Steelers within five.Brown did not make himself available to media afterward and was nowhere to be found Monday, leaving his teammates to try and explain away his behavior. Again.“I’m not worried about his frame of mind,” veteran wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey said. “I know football is No. 1 to him. He works his butt off to be the great player that he is. As long as he brings that same energy in practice and brings that same energy to the game, I don’t have any problem with him, because I’ve seen guys who don’t care in this league and they don’t last long.”The issue with Brown has never been work ethic. The former sixth-round pick is the only player in NFL history to post five consecutive seasons with at least 100 receptions. Yet the 30-year-old has become increasingly volatile. During minicamp he complained about having the spotlight on him , then arrived at training camp in a helicopter . He called a reporter who noticed him limping off the field during workouts at Saint Vincent College — in full view of fans — a clown. Last Friday he issued a bizarre soliloquy about his status, calling himself “an exceptionalism” before adding he’s “not an ordinary guy.”Of that there is no doubt. And his teammates stress there is no issue with everything that comes with having Brown in the fold.“AB is a hell of a player and I’m glad he plays for our team,” defensive end Cam Heyward said. “It’s as simple as that. I wouldn’t trade him for anybody in the world.”At the same time, Heyward made it a point to steer the topic away from Brown, who had nothing to do with Pittsburgh’s defensive issues against the Chiefs.“If we ain’t talking about football, we’re talking the wrong thing,” Heyward said. “All this other stuff is beside the point.”The point being the Steelers find themselves preparing for a Monday night trip to surprising Tampa Bay (2-0) at crossroads, familiar territory during their run to four straight playoff berths.Last fall, it was the national anthem debacle that preceded an overtime loss to Chicago. Two years ago they started 2-0 only to get drilled on the road in Philadelphia by a rookie quarterback named Carson Wentz. In 2015 they celebrated the first day of October by blowing a fourth-quarter lead at home to Baltimore. Back in 2014 they allowed Tampa Bay’s Mike Glennon to spark a late rally at Heinz Field, one of two games the Buccaneers would win all season.Each time, the Steelers chose patience over panic. Each time, they recovered to reach the postseason.“I think you panic when you know you’ve lost control,” Heyward Bey said. “We haven’t lost control.”Maybe, but it looked like that way at times against Kansas City. The secondary, playing without injured veteran cornerback Joe Haden, looked flat-footed at times and lost at others. There was no pass rush to speak of — the only sack came when Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes crashed into nose tackle Daniel McCullers. After spending camp talking about improved communication, the Steelers spent plenty of time looking at each other before Mahomes snapped the ball, as if trying to figure out where they were supposed to go.“We’ve got to make sure we’re on top of each other,” cornerback Mike Hilton said. “We’ve got to make sure we know what we’re doing so explosive plays like we gave up yesterday don’t happen all the time. It’s a copycat league, so some team might be doing the same thing Kansas City did.”A team like, say, the Buccaneers. Tampa Bay is unbeaten thanks in large part to 35-year-old quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who has gone over 400 yards in each of Tampa Bay’s first two games. What looked like a mismatch two weeks ago looks far different now.“It’s a big week,” Heyward-Bey said. “It’s a Monday night game. It’s prime time against a team that’s thrown for a lot of yards and scored a lot of touchdowns and are confident. We’ve got to find a way to light our fire and put theirs out.”___More AP NFL coverage: https://apnews.com/tag/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL
Facebook103Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Experience Olympia & BeyondThe Thurston County Tourism Awards recognize people who have gone above and beyond to help bring tourism to Thurston County. Experience Olympia & Beyond, the region’s Visitor & Convention Bureau, will announce the winners at the Annual State of Tourism Meeting on May 2 at Stampfer Retreat Center. The awards are presented by Port of Olympia.Thurston County Tourism Awards:Community Unity AwardFor those who live out their belief in collaboration and regionalism, working to bring the communities of Thurston County together in the name of tourism.Nominees:Blaine Land, Lacey South Sound ChamberGeorge Sharp, Thurston Economic Development CouncilSouth Puget Sound Community College Brewing & Distilling ProgramTourism Visionary AwardThis award honors an individual whose continuous commitment and trail-blazing accomplishments have set the stage for regional tourism.Mayor Alan Carr, Mayor of BucodaTodd Cutts, Olympia Downtown AllianceKaufman Construction and City of Tumwater, Deschutes Landing at the Warehouse DistrictDave Nickerson, Tumwater Valley Golf ClubExcellence in Hospitality AwardAll who work in the hospitality business provide an invaluable service to the well-being of our economy. This award honors a hospitality professional who consistently goes out of their way to make visitors feel special.Brandon Andres, Fairfield Inn & SuitesLucy Graves, Stottle WinerySandra Hall, Dillinger’s Cocktails & KitchenMallery McDonald, Ramada by Wyndham OlympiaJeff Olive, Airport Golf & Batting CenterNominees are recognized at the meeting and winners are awarded plaques made with historic Legion Way Oak trees cut in the shape of Thurston County. The oak trees were planted in 1928 as a living memorial to honor local veterans.