3 killed, 179 wounded as plane skids off runway in Istanbul

first_imgThe three had died in hospital, with179 of the 183 aboard wounded, Koca added. The wounded were being treated at 18nearby hospitals, Ali Yerlikaya, the governor of Istanbul, said earlier, addingthe plane was carrying 177 passengers and six crew from the province of Izmir.(Reuters) ISTANBUL – A Pegasus Airlines planeflying into Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen airport skidded off the end of a wetrunway and broke into three pieces after landing on Wednesday, killing threepeople and injuring 179, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.    center_img An injured person is carried away from Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-86J plane, after it overran the runway during landing and crashed, at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen airport, Turkey on Feb. 5. REUTERS/ KEMAL ASLANlast_img read more

Jamaica Tourist Board Thanks Diaspora for its Support in Marketing Jamaica

first_imgPhilip Rose, JTB’s Regional Director, Northeast USA (right) and Marcia Sinclair, JTB’s District Sales Manager, Northeast USA (2nd right) pose with Jamaica Travel Specialist Kim Morrison, Unique Weddings & Tours and Movia Howell, Busines Development Manager. KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) recently hosted a luncheon for key members of the Diaspora, thanking them for their role as ambassadors in promoting the destination.JTB’s Regional Director for the Northeast USA, Philip Rose and District Sales Manager Marcia Sinclair, met with the representatives as part of an overall effort towards strengthening and deepening its relationship with the Diaspora, which has been key to the JTB’s marketing and promotional efforts.TB’s Philip Rose, Regional Director, Northeast USA (fifth right) and Marcia Sinclair, District Sales Manager, Northeast USA (fifth left) pose with members of the Diaspora following a luncheon at the Consulate General of Jamaica.Mr. Rose expressed his gratitude to the Diaspora for their role in helping to make the Northeast the top market for Jamaica’s stopover arrivals for the first half of 2019. He urged for greater collaboration especially in the sharing of resources, while reiterating the JTB’s commitment to the Diaspora and their role in the success of the destination.Representatives from the Campari Group, owners of J. Wray & Nephew Ltd outlined a number of initiatives currently in the pipeline which will target second and third-generation millennials from the Diaspora. One such effort is through the Wray & Nephew Foundation which provides scholarships and mentorships for talented young mixologists.last_img read more

Judge in Sterling case says trust documents appear to favor Shelly

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Predicting a short trial, the judge overseeing the looming court battle between Donald and Shelly Sterling said Monday that the provisions of the Sterling family trust appear to favor Shelly’s effort to assert control over the Los Angeles Clippers. The pretrial hearing set the stage for the July 7 trial in Los Angeles Superior Court that will determine whether Shelly can take control of the family trust that owns the team because, as she alleges, Donald Sterling is mentally incapacitated.Shelly Sterling’s attorneys argued that the case boils down to the provisions of the Sterling Family Trust — and whether or not they grant her permission to sell the franchise. But Donald Sterling’s lawyers asked for a delay in the trial and laid out their case for bringing in their own medical experts.Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas frequently questioned why something so seemingly unambiguous required court intervention in the first place. He spent most of Monday afternoon’s hearing stressing that — although the Sterlings’ trust agreement was very broadly written — he felt it was clear in setting the parameters for determining mental incapacity and the ensuing ousting of a trustee.However, Donald Sterling’s attorney Bobby Samini said he has “serious issues” with the trust document and the examinations of his client.Court documents filed by Donald Sterling’s attorneys argue that Shelly Sterling “fabricated and implemented this disingenuous basis to override” his objections to the sale. The document also states that Donald Sterling was “induced to submit to medical examination under false pretenses,” and argue that a key provision of the trust was “inadvertently omitted” when it was revised last December.That provision would have allowed an ousted trustee to gain reinstatement by producing contrary evidence.Outside the courthouse, Samini denied that he and fellow Sterling attorney Maxwell Blecher were in the next room as Sterling was being examined — something Shelly Sterling’s attorneys claimed.Both parties also filed witness lists for next month’s trial. Shelly Sterling’s list included Meril Platzer and James Spar, the doctors who ruled her husband mentally incapacitated last month.Key on Donald Sterling’s witness list was Dr. Jeffrey Cummings of the Cleveland Clinic, who Samini said has performed a preliminary examination on the 80-year-old real estate mogul. Monday’s court filings included a declaration from Cummings stated that he will be traveling from July 4 to July 20 for a medical conference — leaving him unable to testify at next month’s trial.Donald Sterling’s attorneys cited that when asking Levanas to postpone the trial by a month, arguing that there was no evidence a delay would hurt the value of the team.“I’m going to need a very detailed declaration of why it is someone needs to be gone for two weeks to speak at a conference,” Levanas said.Streisand suggested that absent experts could also testify by deposition.center_img “It’s not going to be a long trial,” Levanas said Monday, before setting another hearing on June 30.Weeks after her husband was banned from the NBA for life for racist comments, Shelly Sterling declared herself sole trustee last month — paving the way for a record $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. When her husband vowed to fight the sale, she asked a court to confirm her control of the team.“(The judge) is convinced there is no ambiguity in the trust,” Adam Streisand, Ballmer’s attorney, said outside the courthouse. “He clearly provides that if this procedure is followed, getting two doctors to say he lacks capacity, we’re done. The other side is attempting to bring in a lot of noise, and try to rewrite the trust to say something it doesn’t say.”Donald Sterling’s attorney, Bobby Samini, disagreed: “I think the court was very clear it has not made a determination on this issue … We’ve got to provide our evidence, show the judge that there are some ambiguities and there are some other issues that are important for the court to consider.”Levanas gave deadlines for both parties to file any more papers, oppositions or replies to oppositions by the morning of June 30.last_img read more

Argonia-Attica defeats Southern Coffey, advances to second round

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Argonia-Attica Titans are the last team standing in Sumner County after a tremendous 84-40 first-round playoff victory over Southern Coffey Tuesday evening in Attica.The Titans have advanced to the Class 1A Div. II second round where they will travel to Scandia-Pike Valley on Saturday to play at 2 p.m. Pike Valley is 5-5 having beat Chase 58-34 on Tuesday.The Titans were sensational Tuesday in their first playoff game as a merged team, leading from start to finish.Alec McDaniel scored five touchdowns passing and four touchdowns rushing for game. In total, A&A scored 11 touchdowns in the game. The Titans opened a 32-6 first quarter lead and was in front 38-12 at the half. A&A would outscore Southern Coffey 26-22 in the third and 20-6 in the fourth for the 84-40 win.A&A ran 57 plays to SC’s 52 and had 20 first downs to SC’s 10.For the game, McDaniel was 10 of 14 for 178 yards passing.He rushed for 124 yards on 17 carries. Doss Grigsby had 11 carries for 100 yards.In total, Argonia rushed for 327 yards on 43 carries for a 7.6 average.Full A&A stats can be found here. http://www.maxpreps.com/games/football-fall-14/argonia-attica-vs-southern-coffey-county/11-4-2014-sx0ZggoJFkSE6HIXuCYvpg.htma title=”Sumner Newscow twitter account” href=”https://twitter.com/Cueballnewscow” target=”_blank”>Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Washington Post Buys Major Stake In Celtic Healthcare Inc Tenet Plans Buybacks

first_img This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription. News outlets report on these health business developments.The Wall Street Journal: Washington Post Branches Into Health CarePost Co. said Monday it would buy a majority stake in Celtic Healthcare Inc., a closely held provider of hospice and home health care in Pennsylvania and Maryland. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, although one analyst, Sheryl Skolnick of CRT Capital Group, said average valuations suggests the deal could have been worth at least $50 million. That is a drop in the bucket for Post Co., which has a market capitalization of $2.7 billion (Hagey, 10/1).The Wall Street Journal: Hospital Operator Tenet Plans BuybacksThe Dallas-based company plans to offer $800 million in new debt to fund deals and repay other borrowings. Tenet—which aims to add acute-care hospitals, outpatient facilities and business-process services—said its near-term acquisitions are expected to total about $400 million (Kamp, 10/1). Washington Post Buys Major Stake In Celtic Healthcare Inc.; Tenet Plans Buybackslast_img read more

VE Wins 288M Against State in Houston Toll Road Development Dispute

first_img Remember me Lost your password? Username Passwordcenter_img © 2018 The Texas Lawbook.By Natalie Posgate(Feb. 7) – Don Griffin, Jr. and Billy Coe Dyer have secured what is believed to be the largest jury verdict for a property owner in a land condemnation case against the State of Texas. A Harris County . . .You must be a subscriber to The Texas Lawbook to access this content. Not a subscriber? Sign up for The Texas Lawbook.last_img