Cuba disputes Mexican airline finding on deadly May crash

first_imgBusinessLifestyleNewsRegionalTravel Cuba disputes Mexican airline finding on deadly May crash by: – July 18, 2018 Share Share In this May 18, 2018 file photo, Cuba’s President Miguel Diaz-Canel, third from left, walks away from the site where a Boeing 737 plummeted into a yuca field just after takeoff with more than 100 passengers on board, in Havana, Cuba. Cuba’s government dismissed on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 accusations from Global Air that human error is to blame for the accident, saying it is too early in the investigation. (Photo: AP)HAVANA, Cuba (AP) — A finding by a Mexican airline that pilot error was to blame for a deadly passenger jet crash in May was dismissed as premature Tuesday by the Cuban authorities charged with determining the cause of the accident.An investigative commission said in a statement read on state TV that it has not completed its analysis of “many factors” that could have contributed to the May 18 crash. “For that reason, any assertion about the possible causes that caused the fatal accident is premature.”Mexican airline Global Air said in a statement Monday that the pilots of the Boeing 737 took off at too steep of an angle before the aircraft crashed near the runway of the international airport in Havana.The May 18 accident killed 112 people and was one of the worst aviation disasters in Cuban history.Global Air, which also operates under the name Damojh Airlines, said that it recreated the flight using the black boxes and a simulator as it seeks to restore its operating license in Mexico.Mexico’s civil aviation authority said it is still conducting its own analysis and has not issued a finding. Tweetcenter_img Share 187 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Leicester City ask PSG to pay €55m for Super Eagles midfielder

first_img Loading… English side, Leicester City, have demanded €55m from French team, Paris Saint-Germain to secure the services of Nigeria’s midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi. The Nigeria international has caught the eye of PSG chief Leonardo, who raided Everton last summer for Idrissa Gueye. Now he wants Ndidi as he seeks to further overhaul PSG’s midfield.Advertisement And ESPN says the Foxes aren’t shutting the door on a sale – so long as PSG are willing to meet their €55m assessment. read also:Leicester boss: Ndidi, Iheanacho, others deserve Champions League chance For his part, Ndidi stated just this week he wished to stay with Leicester: “I am learning and trying to improve myself every day and I am doing OK here, so no need to go anywhere.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowThe Absolute 10 Greatest Shows In HBO History9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do20 Photos Of Kendall Jenner That Force You Love Her Even MoreA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your PhoneMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Waylast_img read more

Unruh event focuses on tuition hikes

first_imgThe Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics hosted its first “Students Talk Back: A Weekly Politics and Public Policy Forum” discussion of the semester Wednesday in partnership with the USC College Democrats, USC College Republicans and the Daily Trojan. This week’s topic was “Making College Affordable,” a bipartisan discussion on how to pay for college.The talk was moderated by Dan Schnur, director of the Unruh Institute, and Yasmeen Serhan,  managing editor of the Daily Trojan.The panel included Larry Gordon, education writer at the Los Angeles Times; Sarah Dhanaphatana, secretary of the College Republicans and deputy features editor; and Audrey Dow, vice president of external affairs for the Campaign for College Opportunity.The discussion began by noting the $2,000 increase in USC tuition this year and how tuition hikes affected not just USC students, but all students throughout the state. Dhanaphatana attributed these increases in tuition to institutional spending, asserting that the greater spending there is on things such as new facilities and administrators, the greater the need for an increase in tuition costs.According to Dow, whose work focuses on improving access to higher education, California needs to do more to meet the increasing demand for an educated work force. Dow said that because of the changing economy, more workers will be required in the next five years and that, by 2020, 60 percent of those workers will be required to have a post-secondary education.“In California, we’re 1 million baccalaureate degrees short of what our economy needs to sustain itself,” Dow said. “We are not producing the number of graduates that we need to sustain the quality of life that you and I enjoy.”Serhan then asked the panelists what universities could do to ensure that they are meeting the demands of the growing population and economy. Dow said California needs to rethink financial aid packages because they don’t do a good job of reflecting the real costs of college, given that they only estimate the costs outside of tuition, such as living expenses, books and supplies.“Millions of students in California are working adults that have family and obligations, and financial aid has not caught up with that,” Dow said.Dhanaphatana added that financial aid packages should be more transparent. Many students that actually qualify for financial aid and federal grants don’t take advantage of them because, at 18 years old, they do not fully understand all the costs and forms involved in the application.  Additionally, she argued that private universities need to rethink their spending, given that they are allocating millions of dollars to revamping campus facilities in order to make their institutions more attractive for high school seniors while also driving tuition costs up for their existing students.“It’s taking away the actual focus of what is important for an undergraduate and higher education,” Dhanaphatana said. “There needs to be a shift in focus on what the universities are spending their time and money on.”When discussing student loans and how they affect college graduates, Gordon added that a lot of people are changing their career plans to better fit their need to pay off student loans. However, he believes that newspapers are also guilty of hyping up the most extreme cases of what is happening. Gordon said that in comparison to other states, Californians are lucky that their debt is fairly manageable.Katrina Shebanow, a senior majoring in international relations, said she witnessed the rise in USC’s tuition. Her brother graduated from USC two years before her, and she noticed that her parents were paying much more for her schooling than for her brother’s. Concerned about the rising costs, she asked Gordon what private institutions had to say in their defense. Gordon answered that the majority of the students don’t pay the sticker price for college and that it was more useful to analyze the average cost students are paying, not the total listed price.Amira Perryman, a senior majoring in international relations, said the event opened her mind about the issue of rising tuition.“I came into [the event] with a narrow perspective because I am a college student and affected by the issue of tuition,” she said. “It was really interesting to learn about how the issue of tuition affects others and the community.”After the panel, Jong Su Kim, a freshman majoring in international relations, said that he enjoyed the event and wished it had been longer.“I wish there were more advertisements for this,” he said. “I have a lot of friends that might be interested in this type of stuff, but they never know about it.”last_img read more

IndyCar at Toronto: TV schedule, start time, channel, live steam for 2019 race

first_imgThe 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season continues Sunday, July 14 with Honda Indy Toronto, the 11th race of the IndyCar season, set to take place on the iconic 11-turn, 1.786-mile Exhibition Place street circuit in downtown Toronto. NBCSC returns as the TV channel that will broadcast this weekend’s IndyCar race. The start time for Sunday’s race in Toronto is 3 p.m. ET, with a green flag time scheduled for 3:40 p.m. ET.Sunday’s IndyCar race in Toronto arrives after the series’ three-week break following the June 23 race at Road America. The 3 p.m. ET start time is the fourth such start time of the season. Honda Indy Toronto is a racing festival that will also host USF2000, Indy Pro 2000, Porsche GT3 Cup and Indy Lights races this weekend in addition to Sunday’s IndyCar race. Throughout the season, INDYCAR Pass will provide live streams of all IndyCar practice and qualifying sessions. The service also will provide same-day replays of IndyCar races, live streams of Indy Lights races and more.In Canada, the race can be livestreamed on Sportsnet NOW starting Sunday at 3 p.m. ETHonda Indy Toronto 2019 track scheduleFriday, July 12TimeSeriesEvent8 a.m. ETUSF2000Practice 18:45 a.m. ETIndy Pro 2000Practice 19:25 a.m. ETPorsche GT3 CupPractice 110:10 a.m. ETIndy LightsPractice 111:05 a.m. ETNTT IndyCar SeriesPractice 112:05 p.m. ETNASCAR Pinty’s SeriesPractice 11:20 p.m. ETStadium Super TrucksPractice/Qualifying 12:05 p.m. ETIndy Pro 2000Qualifying 12:40 p.m. ETUSF2000Qualifying 13:15 p.m. ETNTT IndyCar SeriesPractice 24:15 p.m. ETPorsche GT3 CupPractice 25:15 p.m. ETNASCAR Pinty’s SeriesQualifying6:30 p.m. ETIndy Pro 2000Qualifying 2Saturday, July 13TimeSeriesEvent8:05 a.m. ETUSF2000Qualifying 28:40 a.m. ETIndy LightsQualifying 19:25 a.m. ETIndy Pro 2000Race 110:20 a.m. ETNTT IndyCar SeriesPractice 311:20 a.m. ETUSF2000Race 112:15 p.m. ETPorsche GT3 CupQualifying12:45 p.m. ETIndy LightsRace 12 p.m. ETNTT IndyCar SeriesQualifying3:30 p.m. ETStadium Super TrucksRace 14:15 p.m. ETPorsche GT3 CupRace 15:15 p.m. ETNASCAR Pinty’s SeriesRaceSunday, July 14TimeSeriesEvent8:15 a.m. ETIndy LightsQualifying 29 a.m. ETUSF2000Race 29:55 a.m. ETIndy Pro 2000Race 211 a.m. ETIndy LightsRace 212:15 p.m. ETNTT IndyCar SeriesWarm-up1 p.m. ETPorsche GT3 CupRace 22 p.m. ETStadium Super TrucksRace 23:40 p.m. ETNTT IndyCar SeriesRace MORE: Watch the IndyCar race in Toronto live with fuboTV (7-day trial)Scott Dixon, who currently sits fourth in IndyCar points standings, won this race last season and is a three-time Toronto winner. (He won both races in 2013, when this event was a doubleheader.) Points leader Josef Newgarden is a two-time Honda Indy Toronto winner, having won in 2015 and ’17.Below is all the info you need regarding how to watch Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto.When is the IndyCar race in Toronto in 2019?Date: Sunday, July 14Time: 3 p.m. ETTV channel: NBCSN (U.S.), Sportsnet ONE (Canada)Live stream: fuboTV (7-day free trial) | INDYCAR Pass | Sportsnet NOW (Canada)IndyCar Toronto TV scheduleSunday’s Honda Indy Toronto will be broadcast live on NBCSN, marking a return to the network after IndyCar’s detour to the flagship NBC for the race at Road America three weeks ago. It’s part of NBC’s TV contract, which splits the IndyCar season coverage between two networks, NBC and NBCSN.Of the 17 IndyCar races on the schedule for 2019, eight were scheduled to be broadcast on NBC, and nine, including Sunday’s Honda Indy Toronto, were scheduled to air on NBCSN. NBC is offering additional coverage of IndyCar practices and qualifying sessions on its NBC Sports Gold app all season.Below is the full NBC broadcast schedule for all IndyCar events this weekend at Road America.Day, timeEventHow to watchFri., 11:05 a.m. ETPractice 1NBC Sports GoldFri., 3:15 p.m. ETPractice 2NBC Sports GoldSat., 10:20 a.m. ETPractice 3NBC Sports GoldSat., 2 p.m. ETQualifyingNBCSN/fuboTVSun., 3 p.m. ETRaceNBCSN/fuboTV (U.S.)SN1/SN NOW (Canada)In Canada, Sportsnet ONE and Sportsnet World will show the race live starting Sunday at 3 p.m. ET.IndyCar Toronto live streamHonda Indy Toronto practice sessions on Friday and Saturday, plus Sunday’s warm-up session (12:15 p.m. ET) before the race, can be streamed via INDYCAR Pass on NBC Sports Gold. As for the race itself Sunday and a live presentation of qualifying Saturday, a live-stream presentation can be found on and the NBC Sports app.Honda Indy Toronto also can be streamed live via fuboTV. New fuboTV users can sign up with a seven-day free trial.last_img read more

Another defeat of FK ” Željezničar” and another victory for NK ”Čelik”

first_imgB&H Premier League teams, FK ”Željezničar” and NK ” Čelik” played friendly matches with teams ”Žalgiris” and ”Hit Gorica”. The current champion of our country and the champion of the Cup, FK ” Željezničar” was defeated in the match against ”Žalgiris” with the result of 3:2.NK ”Čelik” from Zenica won against ”Hit Gorica” with the result of 2:1. The football players of NK ”Čelik” celebrated their victory thanks to two goals scored by Duško Stajić.last_img read more