11 Crew Airlifted from Sinking Ship off Hong Kong

first_imgEleven crew members have been evacuated from a sinking cargo ship, identified as Hong-Tai 176, while underway in the waters of Hong Kong as tropical cyclone Pakhar battered the area.The vessel sent a distress call while en route some 64 nautical miles east of Hong Kong on Sunday morning, August 27, with 11 crew members on board, Xinhua reports citing the Government Flying Service (GFS) of China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).Once informed of the incident, GFS sent a helicopter to the scene to rescue the distressed crew.When the aircraft arrived at the scene, the ship’s bow was reportedly already submerged into the water.As informed, 10 airlifted crew members were in stable condition, while one sailor sustained minor injuries. The rescue operation was hampered by strong wind, water swells, and poor visibility.The Chinese-flagged vessel sank shortly thereafter.Based on the latest update from the government, the cyclone Pakhar is moving away from Hong Kong.On August 27, the Hong Kong Pilots Association Limited said that the pilotage service will partially resume from 10 pm Sunday and will fully resume operations when weather conditions improve. The pilotage service was suspended as of August 26 due to the tropical cyclone. The Tuen Mun Ferry Terminal in Tuen Mun, the China Ferry Terminal in Tsim Sha Tsui and the Hong Kong-Macau Ferry Terminal in Sheung Wan have been reopened as well.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Arnold J. Bischoff- Milan

first_imgArnold J. Bischoff, of Milan, was born on October 16, 1943 in Batesville, the son of Irwin and Rita Bedel Bischoff.  He graduated from Sunman High School and later Purdue University with a degree in agriculture.  Arnold served his country in the United States Army where he was part of the rifle team.  He was a life-long farmer, former manager of Sunman CO-OP and retired from Schwan’s.  Arnold was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, the Sunman American Legion Kenneth Diver Post #337, the Sunman Fish and Game Club, the Indiana Archery Association, and the National Muzzle loading Rifle Association.  He was also a life member of the NRA.  Arnold was an avid outdoorsman and loved to hunt and fish.  He is fondly remember by his family as someone with a green thumb who “could grow anything!”  He also enjoyed cutting wood and riding his 4 wheeler.  On Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at the age of 74, he passed away at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be directed to St. Nicholas School or to Dearborn County hospice.  To sign the online guestbook or leave personal condolences please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Arnold Bischoff. Those surviving who will cherish Arnold’s memory include two sisters, Rosalyn (Eugene) Walke of Batesville, and Elaine (Jim) Cornett of Columbus; 5 brothers including his twin, Arthur (Mary Lou) Bischoff of Powell, OH, Eugene (Shirley) Bischoff of Marion, Irvin Bischoff of Cedar Grove, Daniel (Teena) Bischoff of Milan, and Victor (Diane) Bischoff of Aurora; numerous nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Ruthie Bischoff.center_img Friends may visit with the family on Sunday, March 4, 2018 from 3 until 7 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 107 Vine Street, Sunman.  Rosary will be recited at 2:30 p.m.  A Mass of Christian burial, celebrated by Father Shaun Whittington and Father Frank Eckstein, will be held on Monday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Nicholas Catholic Church.  Burial will immediately follow in the church cemetery with military honors.last_img read more

Leeds record first Premier League win in seven-goal thriller

first_imgLeeds were involved in another seven-goal thriller as they held on to beat Fulham 4-3 when Premier League football returned to Elland Road.Marcelo Bielsa’s side, who lost their first top-flight game in 16 years 4-3 at champions Liverpool last week, appeared to be cruising when Helder Costa put them 4-1 up, but Fulham hit back to ensure a rip-roaring finale. Costa’s early opener for Leeds was cancelled out by Aleksandar Mitrovic’s penalty before Mateusz Klich’s spot-kick restored Leeds’ advantage at the end of the first half.Patrick Bamford and Costa struck further goals for Leeds early in the second period, but Fulham substitute Bobby Decordova-Reid fired the visitors back into it and Mitrovic’s header five minutes later left Bielsa’s side hanging on.Joe Bryan’s early free-kick, reminiscent of his effort in last month’s play-off final against Brentford, almost caught Leeds cold before Costa’s blistering finish gave Leeds a dream start.The Portuguese gathered Kalvin Phillips’ corner at the back post in the fifth minute and unleashed an unstoppable shot from a tight angle into the roof of the net.Fulham defender Michael Hector and Leeds’ summer recruit Robin Koch both went close with headers, the latter’s forcing an excellent save from Fulham goalkeeper Alphonse Areola. It was a keenly fought contest and Fulham equalised through Mitrovic’s 34th-minute penalty.Bryan went down on the left edge of the area under Koch’s sliding challenge and after referee Anthony Taylor had checked with the video assistant referee, Mitrovic converted into Illan Meslier’s bottom right-hand corner.But the Londoners were not level for long. Bryan was adjudged to have shoved Bamford in a race to reach Jack Harrison’s raking cross into the box and Klich coolly restored Leeds’ advantage.Rodrigo, who had played the full 90 minutes on his debut in the Carabao Cup defeat to Hull on Wednesday night, was replaced by Tyler Roberts during the interval.Leeds quickly readjusted and struck their third goal in the 51st minute, with Bamford clinically dispatching a right-footed shot after Klich’s brilliant pass had carved Fulham’s defence wide open. Leeds struck again to make it 4-1 in the 57th minute with a superb second goal for Costa, who slammed home first time following Bamford’s run and cross.But Fulham refused to surrender. Substitute Decordova-Reid drilled home his side’s second soon after replacing Josh Onomah in the 62nd minute and five minutes later Mitrovic’s towering header from Kenny Tete’s cross made it 4-3.The home side rode the storm and went close to scoring the game’s eighth goal when Alioski’s shot and Roberts’ follow-up were both saved by Areola.Mitrovic then forced Meslier into a diving save and while Leeds looked the more likely to score in the closing stages, the home bench held their breath when Denis Odoi’s last-gasp drive flew over the crossbar.RelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Tags: FulhamLeeds UnitedLiverpoolMarcelo Bielsalast_img read more

Ozil: We will win trophies

first_img Ozil made his mind up to leave after being told he no longer figured in the first-team plans of Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti following the world-record signing of Gareth Bale from Tottenham. The German is now determined to make a major impact with the Gunners alongside the likes of Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla as the team look to deliver some silverware to finally follow the 2005 FA Cup into the Emirates Stadium trophy cabinet. “I want to improve myself further and I am looking forward to the style of play. Arsenal are well known for the strength of their technical game and their desire to play attacking football. I think I will fit perfectly into that. That is why I chose to sign for the club,” Ozil said in an interview with Arsenal Player. “In the last few years, Arsenal haven’t been so successful, but we want to become more successful. “We want to win trophies. I think the fans are looking forward to that too. “We have a very strong and a very young team that can improve a lot under the manager. I think we will win trophies because we have the potential [to do so].” The influence of Wenger cannot be underestimated in securing a deal which was brokered over the weekend, when Arsenal beat arch-rivals Tottenham in the north London derby. The French coach – who has come in for severe criticism over recent seasons, but still continued to deliver Champions League qualification – spoke personally to Ozil, a player he had tracked since emerging at Werder Bremen, which helped fend off late interest from both Paris St Germain and Manchester United. Midfielder Mesut Ozil is confident he can fit right into the heartbeat of the Arsenal side and help end their quest for a first trophy in almost a decade. Ozil believes his style of play will help him settle quickly into a new environment, with his first outing likely to be at Sunderland on September 14. “I am the sort of player that likes to create goals. I think a lot of my team-mates know me as a player who is not selfish,” he said. “It makes me very happy when I create goals or score goals myself, but the most important thing is that the team reaches its goal and plays positive football.” Ozil was part of the Germany Under-21 side which beat England 4-0 in the final of the 2009 European Championships. He added: “I am happy to be playing in the Premier League because everyone knows it is the strongest league in the world. There are simply a lot of top teams. “I want to prove myself there. It is a new challenge for me, a new task. “I am looking forward to that. I want to improve further under the boss and in the team. I am really excited about it. “I am so happy to be playing at Arsenal. I am honoured by it. I hope we can have a successful season.” Like many of his new team-mates, Ozil will be busy on international duty in the World Cup qualifiers, with Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker also in the German squad for the Group C games against Austria and Faroe Islands. Forward Lukas Podolski will have to wait a while before he can link-up with Ozil back at Arsenal, as he recovers from a hamstring tear. However, Podolski is in no doubt of the impact Ozil can have. Speaking to the Bild newspaper, he said: ‘Mesut will help us in any situation. Our system and game at Arsenal will fit very well to him. “Definitely Mesut and I will rock Arsenal. It is our great goal to have success in London. We already play awesome football. The only think that has been missing was the last punch, that surprise moment. That’s exactly what Mesut can give us, with a super pass or a solo move.” After moving to strengthen his squad with new arrivals, Wenger is now likely to look to tie up the future of Bacary Sagna, with the France international in talks to extend his contract which expires at the end of the season. The 24-year-old Germany international completed a club-record transfer from Real Madrid late on deadline day for a fee believed to be £43million as Gunners boss Arsene Wenger finally delivered a marquee signing. The departure of the third-generation Turkish-German play-maker was greeted with shock by some of his former team-mates, so highly is he rated among his peers. Press Associationlast_img read more

Bowen unfazed by Pellegrini jibe

first_img City boss Manuel Pellegrini was dismissive of Chelsea’s tactics at Etihad Stadium, branding the table-toppers a “small team” and likening their methods to those employed by the Potters in their surprise 1-0 win in August. It would be easy for Stoke to be unhappy about being used as the Chilean’s benchmark for negativity, but Bowen insisted Hughes was happy to be compared to a side who are three points clear at the Barclays Premier League summit. Press Association Bowen said: “We have watched Sunderland a couple of times. They have had a similar start to us with a slow start at home but you only have to look at the players they have available to know it will be a tough game.” The Potters are likely to make several changes for the match, with Jack Butland and Thomas Sorensen vying for Asmir Begovic’s spot in goal and the likes of Robert Huth, Marc Muniesa, Oussama Assaidi and Stephen Ireland all looking for game time. “We have a number of players eager to get a game and force their way into the team,” said Bowen. “Mark took it as a compliment. If Jose Mourinho went with the same tactics as us, we can’t be doing a lot wrong,” said Bowen. “I don’t think it was meant as a degrading comment to Stoke City. “Pellegrini was maybe just protecting himself because it’s been a while since they have won at home. “At least he still remembers Stoke City – and I hope he remembers us the next time we play them as well. “If he used the word ‘team’ it’s nice to be called small because Stoke have been called a giant team in the past.” The shock success in Manchester was Stoke’s last win, having lost at home to Leicester and drawn 2-2 with QPR at the weekend. They have the chance to get back on track in the Capital One Cup third round on Tuesday night, where they face last season’s beaten finalists Sunderland. The Black Cats have yet to win in the league this term, but saw off Birmingham City 3-0 in the previous round of the cup. Stoke boss Mark Hughes was unperturbed about his side being drawn into the verbal battle between Chelsea and Manchester City, according to his assistant Mark Bowen.last_img read more

Mario Balotelli Locked out of Brescia Training Ground

first_imgA video posted on social media shows Balotelli approaching the gates, before security personnel informed him he would not be allowed in.As reported by Gazzetta dello Sport, Balotelli had previously sent a medical certificate to Brescia informing them he was unable to train, which is due to expire today.He had been suffering from a bout of gastroenteritus, but had recovered prior to Tuesday’s training session.However by the time he had informed the club he would be attending the session, there was nobody in the office to deal with the necessary administration enabling him to take part.If Balotelli was to join in with training and fall unwell or suffer injury, Brescia would not be covered by insurance.He was seen making a call on his mobile before jumping back into his car and leaving the facility.It is the latest incident involving Balotelli at the club, who have already decided to cut their losses with the former Inter Milan and Manchester City striker.Brescia only re-signed Balotelli back in August on a three-year deal, though the contract contains a break clause after a season if the club are relegated.They are currently rooted to the foot of the table and unlikely to beat the drop, leading Cellino to make the decision to call time on the relationship early.The former Leeds chief has been particularly irked by Balotelli’s behaviour, after he was absent from a number of training sessions earlier in the year, before missing another last week.Brescia’s lawyers are now in contact with Balotelli’s legal team over terminating the contract, leaving him as a free agent.Cellino told the BBC’s World Footballprogramme : “I think we both made a mistake.“I thought that coming to Brescia, which is his town, would commit him very much.“At the same time, I think he was handled the wrong way by my previous coach (Eugenio Corini).“He doesn’t show up to training, he doesn’t look very committed let’s say, for the future of the club. That’s the problem.“Balotelli’s got a contract in Serie A, but he doesn’t have a contract in Serie B. So if we’re relegated, Balotelli won’t have a contract any more.“Balotelli apparently doesn’t like to stay in Italy anymore because he’s not acting that way.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Mario Balotelli saga at Brescia took an embarrassing twist after the striker was refused entry to the club’s training ground on Tuesday.Balotelli’s deal at Brescia is due to be terminated after he missed several training sessions, frustrating club owner Massimo Cellino.While the termination is yet to be finalised, Balotelli has still made attempts to attend training, but was turned away at the gates. Soccer Football – Serie A – Juventus v Brescia – Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy – February 16, 2020 Brescia’s Mario Balotelli during the warm up before the match REUTERS/Massimo Pincalast_img read more

Valai’s anger strengthens UW attack

first_imgLUKAS KEAPPROTH/Herald photoBLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Jay Valai came into the game angry. He took it out on Hoosier quarterback Ben Chappell.Chappell ran down the middle of the Badger defense for an 11-yard again with UW leading 21-20, but a big hit from Valai jarred the ball loose at the 4-yard line, where it was picked up by linebacker DeAndre Levy. The turnover proved to be a turning point in the game.“We’re 4-5,” Valai said. “Just got to use that aggression on the football field somehow.”Valai’s hit on Chappell after a David Gilreath fumble put the Badgers in a position to extend their lead at the break instead of going into halftime trailing the Hoosiers.“I was just angry,” Valai said, “I saw the quarterback running … and I tried to hit him as hard as I could.”“I just saw him drop and I saw the lineman not drop back for pass coverage really, so I just said ‘Hey, he’s gonna run.’”The hit was enough to knock Chappell out of the game.Wisconsin returner Gilreath had let a punt go threw his hands, which gave Indiana good field position.“They saved my life out there,” Gilreath said. “I made a big mistake there and it could have cost us big.”“It was real big. It sparked us as a defense,” Levy said. “One thing we’re good at is being physical. If we’re not physical, we’re not good.”Levy returned the ball 45 yards to the Wisconsin 49-yard line.The play carried over into the second half as well.“Jay Valai sparked us big with a big hit, and we carried that energy and momentum over to the second half,” Levy said.It was part of a big game for Valai, who finished with a team-high 10 tackles.“Just want to play physical and aggressive … come with it every time, make them respect you somehow.”Badgers suffer two injuriesOn Wisconsin’s second play from scrimmage, right tackle Eric Vanden Huevel went down with a lower right leg injury and did not return to the game.“He didn’t feel or hear a pop,” Bielema said. “The initial X-rays were negative, but he wasn’t going to be able to return. The initial report was negative fracture-wise.”The senior was replaced by freshman Josh Oglesby, who has come in for several injured Badgers this season.“It’s a lot easier,” Oglesby said of having experience. “When I first came out, I was concerned about [Vanden Huevel], but then it was ‘I’ve been here before, no need to be nervous.’”With Oglesby playing in place of the starter, the offense still managed to rush for 441 yards.“[Vanden Huevel] is a big part of our line,” center John Moffitt said, “but Josh did a great job stepping in.”Middle linebacker Jaevery McFadden left the game with just over four minutes remaining in the half with a head injury and did not return. Culmer St. Jean took his place on defense for the Badgers.“Jaevery was concussed,” Bielema said. “I thought there was going to be a chance he would come back, but midway through the third quarter the trainers came up to me and said he was done for the day.”last_img read more

Keck Medicine officer to leave senior position

first_imgFolt said Hanners and Jackiewicz will work together over the course of the next month to facilitate the transition.  Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Keck Medicine Thomas Jackiewicz is leaving USC May 31 to assume the role of president of the University of Chicago Medical Center and Chief Operating Officer of the UChicago Medicine health system, President Carol Folt announced in an email to faculty and staff Thursday.   Folt applauded Hanners’ involvement in helping Keck earn a Magnet designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, winning a Lantern Award from the Emergency Nurses Association for USC Verdugo Hills Hospital and creating a medical partnership between Keck Medicine and the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings team.  “Rod has earned the respect and admiration of his colleagues and under his leadership, Keck Medicine will continue to thrive and grow,” the email read. “Our community and our patients depend on the professionalism and excellence that our medical enterprise has come to embody. This incredible team will continue to meet and exceed the challenges ahead.” Jackiewicz had served in his position at Keck since 2012, during which Keck tripled its revenue to more than $2 billion. Jackiewicz and Keck integrated the USC Verdugo Hills Hospital into the school’s network and also set up more than 60 clinics across Southern California and Nevada.  “Tom is always quick to credit his team — pointing out that the key to our success lies in the strength of our doctors, nurses and staff,” the email read. “We will all miss him and are grateful that his leadership will live on in the amazing group of medical professionals he brought to our ranks.”center_img “Tom is widely recognized for building strong and collaborative partnerships with the Keck School of Medicine, and for overseeing a clinical operation that has proven to be skilled, caring and agile, as well as for effectively creating a team culture across our campuses,” the email read. Folt also praised Jackiewicz and Keck for the school’s efforts during the coronavirus pandemic, commending Keck’s front-line workers for assisting in the school’s recovery efforts. She highlighted Keck Hospital and USC Norris Cancer Hospital’s standing on the US News and World Report’s Honor Roll, where the former ranked No. 16 nationally. Rodney Hanners, COO of Keck Medicine and CEO of Keck Medical Center, will serve as interim CEO of Keck Medicine following Jackiewicz’s departure. Hanners has been with the University since 2015.  Thomas Jackiewicz, Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Keck Medicine, will leave the university effective May 31. Rodney Hanners, current COO of Keck Medicine and CEO of Keck Medical Center, will serve as interim CEO. (Daily Trojan file photo) last_img read more

USC returns home hoping to end streak

first_imgMaybe some home cooking will do the Women of Troy good.After games on the road up north at California and Stanford and a trip to Westwood against their crosstown rival, the Women of Troy return home to the Galen Center for two games.Tough stretch · Sophomore guard Briana Gilbreath was below her season average 13.4 points per game during the four-game losing streak. – Tim Tran | Daily TrojanWating for the Women of Troy at home are two visiting squads which could afford USC a chance to get back to its winning ways.“It’ll be good to get our feet back under us,” said sophomore guard Ashley Corral. “Washington State and Washington are two very beatable teams, so we’re just going to have to come out and play hard.”Next on tap for the Women of Troy (13-10, 7-5) are the Washington State Cougars (6-18, 1-12), who occupy last place in the Pac-10 conference.Despite the Cougars’ record, the Women of Troy know they cannot overlook any opponent with their recent stretch of play.“All the things that we haven’t been doing in the past have finally caught up to us,” Corral said. “Those are all things we can change and fix, but we just need to go out and do it.”One specific thing the Women of Troy can fix is their effort on the defensive glass. They rank last in the Pac-10 in rebound margin, allowing their opponents to outrebound them by six boards per game.“Rebounding has been our Achilles’ heel all season,” USC coach Michael Cooper said.  “Rebounding is just heart and desire and who wants it more, and other teams seem to want it more than us, but we got to find some people who want to do it.”In the first meeting between the USC and Washington State, the Women of Troy managed to pull out a come-from-behind victory with a strong second half.Playing hard, however, from the opening tip-off is one thing the coaching staff has continually been stressing to the team.“[Coach Cooper] always stresses to play hard. We always have a tendency not to come out strong in the first half, but I think we need to come out strong at home and play hard the whole game to put [the Cougars] away early,” Corral said.One player who can give the Women of Troy a boost is redshirt junior guard Jacki Gemelos, who was heralded as the top recruit in the nation upon entering USC.After suffering numerous knee injuries the past three years, Gemelos has provided the Women of Troy with solid play off the bench in their three games. She will be making her season debut at the Galen Center against the Cougars.“I’ve been waiting to play here so it’ll be nice to finally play in front of the USC crowd,” Gemelos said.  “It’s going to be exciting.”With the Women of Troy returning home and Gemelos finally healthy, the team hopes to get back on the winning track.“I think we’re all mad and we’re ready to take it out on our next opponent, and I think we’ll respond in a very positive way,” Gemelos said.Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.last_img read more

Nenagh and Cashel encounter tough afternoons

first_imgMunster have the chance to go second in the  Pro 12 table this evening. Nenaghs Donnacha Ryan, Keith Earls,  and Conor Murray are all in Anthony Foley’s side for their trip to Edinburgh at 5.15. The Northern team led 18 to 3 at half time and after a tough encounter were defeated in the end on a 47 points to 10 scorelineCashel were up against Queens at Spafield. Cashel led by 13 points to 7 at half time but Queens have responded and got a try at the death to run out 26 to 23 winners.last_img read more