P&O Ferries presents record-breaking cheque to RNLI

first_imgP&O Ferries has presented volunteers and officials from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) with a cheque for £14,018.54 at its Dover HQ, beating its previous year’s donation by £495.95. The amount raised by the ferry operator’s employees and customers represents its largest ever donation to the charity. P&O Ferries has a long-standing association with the RNLI, which is one of its two official charities. Raised through collection boxes placed on all six of its ships serving the English Channel throughout 2019, allowing donations of any currency, P&O Ferries’ own crew and shore staff also added to the total through various fundraising activities. The latest contribution puts the total amount raised for the RNLI’s Dover branch by P&O Ferries since 2010 at over £111,000. In attendance at the presentation and the lunch that followed was a range of figures from the RLNI’s Dover branch along with representatives from P&O Ferries. The donation will go towards the vital, first-class training of RNLI’s crew members – which has an annual cost of £1,600 per individual – who work tirelessly to save lives at sea. Joe Ciantar, Head of Security, Gaming and Financial Services at P&O Ferries, said, “It’s a great pleasure to present the RNLI with a cheque for over £14,000. Given its strong seafaring tradition, P&O Ferries has supported the fantastic work of the RNLI for many years, and it’s thanks to the generosity of our passengers and employees that we have had yet another record-breaking year of fundraising.” James Clapham, Coxswain at RNLI’s Dover branch, said, “We are enormously grateful to P&O Ferries for their continued support and latest contribution. Its valuable donations go a long way in ensuring our crew have everything they need to continue their life-saving work.” Sea News, March 13 Author: Baibhav Mishralast_img read more

Aurora Greenmen Move On In Playoffs; Top Barberton 40-13

first_img Danny Simpson Danny Simpson is a 4 year graduate from John Carroll University in Cleveland with a BA in Communications and Theatre Arts where he specialized in broadcast and theatre production. Graduated from Aurora High School, Danny has lived in North East Ohio all his life and love Cleveland Sports. Currently enrolled at The Ohio Center for Broadcasting in the Sports emphasis program, Danny hopes to make a name for himself somewhere for some professional or collegiate sports organization. AURORA, OHIO – Game 1 of the Ohio High School Football Division II playoffs started Friday with the Aurora Greenmen hosting conference rival Barberton Magic’s.The last time these two teams faced each other was on the 23rd of September when Aurora beat Barberton 49-28. That game was also played in Veteran’s Stadium – on Aurora turf.The first quarter of action would finish with no score. Both defenses looked stout and stall worth. It was only a matter of time before one of them cracked.Aurora would not get on the board until the 2nd quarter thanks to a 42-yard pass play from Greenmen quarter back Mac Austin to Gavin Blunt.The PAT from Robby Albrecht would be good. Aurora would strike again in the same quarter with a 32 and 22-yard field goals from Albrecht to put the Greenmen up 13 – 0 at the half.Aurora would then open the floodgates in the 3rd quarter. Barberton would turn the ball over in their one third due t a high snap during a routine punt which would lead to a 2-yard TD run from Chris Vanzo.However, Barberton would finally answer back on a 20-yard TD pass from Barberton quarterback Zane Ries to Garrett Turnbaugh to bring the score to 20 – 7 Greenmen.As for those floodgates; the very next play, Blunt would score again for Aurora on a kick off return for nearly 95 yards. Aurora would score again on a 12-yard run from Vanzo to bring the score at the end of the 3rd 33 – 7 Greenmen.In the 4th, Aurora’s Bubba Arslanian would add onto the lead with a hard 33-yard rush for a TD, and bring Aurora’s lead to 33. And last but not least, Barberton would get in one more good lick with a 36-yard TD pass from Ries to Kobie Booker.The two-point conversion attempt would be no good and all for not bringing the final score to 40 – 13 Aurora over Barberton.Aurora will now face the winner of Game 2 (Copley vs. Hudson) in the second round in a location that is still to be determined. Aurora beat conference rival Copley 42-28 on October 14 during the regular season Aurora has not played Hudson this season.And finally, congrats to the Magic’s on a great season.center_img Related TopicsAurora GreenmenBarberton MagicGavin Bluntlast_img read more

Writer’s Block: Come on in, the water’s fine!

first_img Share By DINA ARÉVALOPort Isabel-South Padre Presseditor@portisabelsouthpadre.comIt’s the height of summer and crowds are flocking to our beaches every day. The unusually wet winter and spring we had have given way to sultry summer days full of bright sunshine and scorching temperatures.That hot weather and clear skies mean plenty of people are looking for ways to cool down, and while the rainy days are no longer clouding our skies, their memory has left a lasting worry in some people’s minds.What am I referring to? Well, the Rio Grande Valley wasn’t the only spot in Texas that received record-breaking deluges in May. North of us, places like Houston, Galveston and the Hill Country received enough rain to cover the entire Lone Star State in 10 feet of water. All that liquid busted a years-long drought that had been crippling our farmers and municipalities.But sometimes there can be too much of a good thing. So much water fell so fast and in such a short period of time that waterways and drainage systems couldn’t keep up. Eventually, untreated water flowed into the Gulf. And soon after that, bacteria levels in coastal waters began to spike, creating a hazard that could cause illnesses in beachgoers.People have begun to worry that the waters off South Padre Island are unsafe. On social media, questions are posted on public message boards, “How’s the water on the Island?” everyone wants to know.The water is fine. Our waters are tested at over two dozen locations across the Island and Boca Chica Beach every week. So far, all the results have been coming back green, which means the water is ok. Not only that, but the current in our corner of the Gulf flows from south to north, meaning we’re not getting any trickle down from the bacteria-positive water to our north. On the contrary, eventually, the water that flows past South Padre Island will make its way to Corpus Christi, Galveston and beyond.So fear not! Our water is clean, our beaches are beautiful and the weather is perfect. Feel free to enjoy a swim. And of course, don’t forget to enjoy your Island time as safely as possible. Always let someone know where you’re going. Don’t swim alone. Stay hydrated and use plenty of sunscreen.One last thing, be sure to make use of the numerous trash and recycling bins that have been placed by the City and the County all along the shore. It takes the efforts of all of us combined to keep our beaches the best ones in the state. Have fun out there, and when you come back in from the water, be sure to visit us online at www.portisabelsouthpadre.com.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. RelatedWriter’s Block: Chance of ShowersBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com A small rumble of thunder sounded overhead Tuesday evening. So gentle was the sound that at first I couldn’t tell if I’d heard thunder or my neighbor moving something next door. I turned on the light outside and cracked open my front door…July 14, 2017In “Editor’s Column”Writer’s Block: So Long, Farewell!By DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Though the beats are still bumping at the beach and bayside parties, Spring Break 2017 is quickly winding down, it seems. Once again, the seasons are changing — Monday ushered in the first official day of spring with sunny skies and a warm…March 24, 2017In “Editor’s Column”Writer’s Block: Sunset MeetingsBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press editor@portisabelsouthpadre.com Earlier this week I had a late afternoon meeting on South Padre Island. As the meeting began to draw to a close, I couldn’t help but notice the increasingly golden tones of sunlight that pierced through the cracks in the blinds at the…October 21, 2016In “Editor’s Column”last_img read more

Pasca Insiden Boeing 737 MAX 8, Akankah Pilot ‘Kembali’ Menyandarkan Kepercayaan Pada Pesawat Tersebut?

first_imgBoeing 737 Max 8 (Lion Air group) Buntut dari dua kecelakaan Boeing 737 MAX 8 yang menewaskan keseluruhan penumpang dari maskapai Ethiopian Airlines dan Lion Air semakin memanjang. Setelah pada kesempatan terakhir Boeing melalui CEO Dennis Muilenburg mengakui secara langsung adanya kesalahan pada sistem pengoperasian pesawat, kini Boeing harus kembali mendengar kabar buruk dari para pilot yang menerbangkan armada mereka.Baca Juga: Akhirnya! Boeing Akui Adanya Kesalahan Sistem pada Boeing 737 MAX 8Kendati pihak Boeing sebelumnya telah meng-upgrade sistem Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) yang disinyalir sebagai biang kerok dari kecelakaan yang terjadi dalam rentang waktu lima bulan ini, namun itu tidak dapat dijadikan patokan bahwa para maskapai akan kembali menerbangkan keluarga 737. Ya, nama keluarga Boeing 737 sudah tercoreng oleh sejarah pekat yang melekat. Sebagaimana yang dikutip KabarPenumpang.com dari laman cnn.com (26/3/2019), kecelakaan maut tersebut juga telah mengikis kepercayaan dari para pilot untuk kembali menunggangi 737 MAX. Akankah para pilot mempercayai bahwa Boeing telah melakukan perbaikan terhadap sistem MCAS? Nampaknya tidak semudah itu untuk kembali menaruh kepercayaan penuh terhadap sesuatu yang sebelumnya telah terbukti mematikan.Jika Anda merupakan seorang pilot yang safety-oriented, tentu Anda akan memerlukan sejumlah bukti otentik yang menyatakan bahwa pihak Boeing telah berhasil mereparasi poin kesalahannya. Adapun salah satu bentuk yang dapat disuguhkan pihak Boeing kepada para pilot terkait reparasi sistem ini adalah dokumentasi sahih melalui uji penerbangan atau simulator yang dilengkapi dengan daftar periksa yang jelas dan rinci. Kelengkapan ini dimaksudkan agar pilot dapat mengaplikasikannya ketika keadaan darurat.Selain itu, pertanyaan lain yang diperkirakan akan muncul adalah, “Apalagi yang tidak diungkapkan Boeing terhadap para pilot?”Baca Juga: Grounded Boeing 737 MAX 8 Ikut Hantam Bisnis Agen Perjalanan IniSudut pandang seorang pilot seperti ini yang juga harus dijadikan fokus oleh Boeing, karena para pilotlah yang secara langsung merasakan kurang dan lebihnya fitur yang disediakan oleh Boeing pada setiap armada rakitannya. Dan jika Boeing menemukan kesalahan lain – entah berhubungan atau tidak dengan MCAS, mereka juga harus dengan tepat memperbaikinya.Jadi, jika Anda seorang pilot, apakah Anda akan kembali menerbangkan keluarga dari Boeing 737 MAX? Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedSertifikasi Tak Kunjung Keluar, Boeing Akan Hentikan Jalur Produksi 737 MAX26/07/2019In “Featured”Tak Terpengaruh Krisis MAX 8, Boeing Luncurkan 737 MAX 10 di Hadapan Ribuan Karyawan25/11/2019In “Featured”Babak Baru Kecelakaan Boeing 737 MAX: Insinyur Senior Tak Tahu Desain Akhir yang Digunakan16/09/2020In “Analisa Angkutan”last_img read more

LeBron’s Return To Cleveland Was Exactly Three Years Ago Today; What Were You Doing When the King Announced His Plans To Come Home?

first_img Eli Mooneyham Elijah Mooneyham has been a dedicated sports fan his whole life. Born and raised in Cleveland, he has his best days when his hometown teams are winning. Elijah is currently on-air talent/producer on two shows, The Main Event and The Moon Hour, where you can find on AllSportsCleveland.com. He also has an insane passion for professional wrestling, so catch his opinions on the world of professional wrestling. On July 11, 2014, Cleveland, Ohio was overwhelmed with one of the greatest moments in the city’s sports history. In news that came out of nowhere, LeBron James announced his free agency plans to rejoin the Cleveland Cavaliers.The news was announced through Sports Illustrated’s Lee Jenkins and swept through every sports media outlet, including Cleveland. It was something that was murmured for his Miami tenure, but never really thought of as a real possibility by most. For years, Clevelanders were holding out hope for his return.Check out this video of ESPN 850’s reaction three years ago for a flashback to that warm summer day, as they were reacting just like most of us.When he came back, James promised to bring the city a championship. And amidst all of the crazy trade rumors, coaching changes, freak injuries and even a 3-1 Finals deficit, the King delivered.A lot of people are concerned about the Cavaliers’ future as of late, but think about the territory we have embarked with LeBron in his second tenure. The team is looking to make their fourth straight NBA Finals, something that has never happened in Cavaliers’ history and rarely happens in NBA history. Also, the amount of publicity and draw the city of Cleveland has received is tremendous. Things could be completely different if Number 23 never came home.Where were you when LeBron James came home to Cleveland, Ohio?center_img Related TopicsCleveland CavaliersLebron Jameslast_img read more

Avalanche Danger Remains VERY HIGH In Turnagain Pass Area

first_imgThe aftermath of a widespread natural avalanche cycle was seen today after several feet of snow and wind hammered the mountains over the past three days. Many of the crowns appear to be slightly covered up, but still very noticeable.Large crown seen on the backside of Seattle Ridge. This photo is looking from the Tesoro in Girdwood at the lower portion of 1st Bowl (Main Bowl).The Chugach Avalanche Information Center also took the opportunity to remind residents of the dangers of roof avalanches. New snow/rain loading with warming temperatures could cause roofs to continue to shed their snow. Pay special attention to children, pets and where you park your car. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The avalanche danger remains high due to another day of heavy snowfall and strong winds in the mountains surrounding Turnagain Pass, Girdwood Valley, Portage Valley, and areas on the Kenai including Summit Lake and the Seward/Lost Lake zone, according to the Chugach Avalanche Information Center. Dangerous avalanche conditions are expected on all slopes 30 degrees and steeper – including runout zones. Natural avalanches are likely and human triggered avalanches are very likely.  Travel in avalanche terrain is NOT recommended. Areas with steep slopes above should be avoided, such as the Byron Glacier Trail and the Seattle Ridge uptrack. Even small terrain features could act as deadly traps.Main Kern avalanche path. The crown of this avalanche was estimated as 6-10′ deep. 2.19.20. Photo courtesy of Alaska Railroad.REGION-WIDE: Dangerous avalanche conditions extend north from our forecast area including Chugach State Park to Hatcher Pass.  Extra caution is advised. Many avalanche crowns were seen in the Turnagain Pass area today when skies cleared Thursday afternoon. These are from the natural avalanche cycle that occurred between Feb 18-20. We hope the skies are clear enough to gather more photos during the next couple days.last_img read more

Patrick Miller signs as UDFA with San Francisco 49ers

first_imgAUBURN — Patrick Miller went undrafted this weekend but signed with the San Francisco 49ers, according to a source.The former Auburn right tackle was advised not to leave early and enter the NFL Draft, but his heart was not in staying in college.“I was a little taken back but that’s part of the business,” Auburn offensive line coach J.B. Grimes said. “Guy that feels like he’s ready and he makes that decision that I’m going to support.”Miller did not receive an invite to the NFL Combine but took part in Auburn’s Pro Day, posting a 106-inch broad jump, 27.5-inch vertical and 16 bench reps, very low for an offensive lineman, though the 6-foot-6 Miller has very long arms.Miller started 20 games over three seasons, including six last year. He missed time in 2013 due to a failed drug test the summer before the season and an ankle injury last year cost him time.“The question I have, and there’s no question in my ind this time next year if Pat had stayed that I would be touting him as a guy, but I’m not sure thay’ve have enough information on Pat,” Grimes said. “That would be my biggest question. I am not an NFL guy but do they have enough information on him to give him money to play football?”Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUND Session ID: 2020-09-19:a908588032e55ae2fbb14d2a Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-888605-4094115085001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.last_img read more

Photo gallery: Parkway vs. Byrd

first_imgImages from Parkway’s 40-16 victory over Byrd Thursday night at Lee Hedges Stadium 1 of 83 Top Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Smith hits back after Bruce calls for FA to punish Maupay

first_imgAston Villa boss Steve Bruce expects the Football Association to discipline Brentford goalscorer Neal Maupay after he avoided a red card to almost secure a famous win for the Bees – but Dean Smith insists Mile Jedinak also deserved to be punished.Jonathan Kodjia’s injury-time header rescued a deserved 2-2 draw for the hosts after Maupay’s brace looked like giving the Bees their first-ever victory at Villa.It was Kodjia’s second of the game but Bruce was angry Maupay was on the pitch to grab his second after an apparent first-half stamp on John McGinn went unpunished by referee Jon Moss.AdChoices广告Bruce said: “It (losing) would have been unjust. The disappointing thing for me was the boy stamped on John and he scored two. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook [/media-credit] Jonathan Kodjia rescued Villa at the death [/media-credit] Dean Smith’s side have started the season well Smith added: “I would have taken a point at half-time, we weren’t very good in the first half but we looked the more likely as the game went on. We missed big chances at 2-1 to put the game to bed.“The start has been very good, it could have been excellent.”center_img [/media-credit] The Bees battled hard and were so close to winning “It’s disappointing when he scored twice but I am sure they (the FA) will look at it.“The last thing I want to see is red cards but what you don’t want to see is the boy stamping on anyone.”But Brentford boss Smith felt Jedinak also had a lucky escape.Smith said: “If you remember the incident, Mile Jedniak fell over, got up and then smashed Neal in the back of the head so if they are looking at retrospective for Neal then we’ll do so for Jedinak.” See also:Last-gasp goal denies Brentford victory at Villa Parklast_img read more

Hubchev revealed quite unpleasant news about Levski – BG Football –…

first_imgLevski’s coach Petar Hubchev gave a special interview in front of the club television of the “blues” on the eve of the big clash with Ludogorets. The experienced specialist expressed his joy that the club has managed to keep all the players during the turbulent last months. However, he announced that many of the players are thinking about their future and what they will do in 2-3 weeks.Hubchev also admitted that the main idea of ​​the sports and technical management, as well as the players at the moment, is to clarify the whole situation around the ownership and financing of Levski.“The boys took Vitosha seriously but it seems that the game practice is missing. I think all teams will enter the championship unprepared. We will emphasize tactical exercises for the match with Ludogorets “, the specialist started.“The period for Levski turned out to be twice as difficult. We had to take all this into account. Players were given certain running programs to perform during isolation. In general, however, the thoughts were occupied entirely by the events taking place around the club. This is the main topic at the moment. However, I think we have overcome the difficulties. ”“It was not such a difficult period for me. These two months passed quickly for people who love a quiet lifestyle. Personally, I did not feel any burden from what happened.“For us coaches it is a huge success that we managed to keep all the players here. There’s nothing wrong with that, these guys are seriously thinking about their future, that’s normal. I don’t think their heads are in place. They think what they will do in 2-3 weeks “, the mentor concluded.last_img read more