Update: El Faro Confirmed to Be Found

first_imgThe wreckage found at the bottom of the ocean on the 31st of October has been confirmed to be the ill-fated El Faro cargo ship, that sank on October 1st having succumbed to the strong winds of the Hurricane Joaquin, the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said in an update.​A search team on board the USNS Apache found the wreckage at a depth of about 15,000 feet in the vicinity of the ship’s last known position.Snar equipment towed from Apache first detected what were believed to be images of the vessel using Orion, a side-scanning sonar system, at about 1:36 pm ET on October 31 during the fifth of 13 planned search line surveys. To confirm the finding, specialists on Apache used CURV 21, a deep ocean remotely operated vehicle, to survey and confirm the identity of the wreckage.The target identified by Orion appears to be in an upright position and in one piece, based on the findings.The NTSB will now proceed with the documentation of the vessel and the debris field and attempt to locate and recover the voyage data recorder. Those operations are expected to take up to 15 days to complete in ideal conditions but could take longer depending on weather and conditions encountered during the documentation process.Survey of the area and vessel continues, NTSB said.The El Faro, a 735-foot ro-ro cargo ship owned by TOTE Maritime, carrying 33 crew members onboard was en route to San Juan, Puerto Rico, from Jacksonville, Florida when it went missing.The crew consisted of 28 U.S. citizens and five Polish nationals.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Thieves Smash Car Window & Take £100 Roller Skates

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInPolice Scotland officers in Dumfries are investigating a theft from a red coloured Ford Ka car which was parked on Syme Road in Dumfries.Sometime between 1230 hours and 2015 hours on Saturday 25 November 2017 a window was smashed in the car and a bag containing roller skating equipment was stolen. The bag was found nearby the following day (Sunday) however a set of black roller skates with white toes were missing. The skates are valued at around £100.Constable Chris Kemp at Dumfries said “We want to hear from anyone who was in the Syme Road area on Saturday to give us a call at Dumfries on 101 if they saw anything suspicious.” Image Courtesy of  Doonhame Derby Dollslast_img read more

High school football: Bossier, Parkway win in Lions Club Jamboree; Airline, Benton tie

first_imgAs is usually the case, the annual Bossier City Lions Club Jamboree was a mixed bag for the six high school football teams competing.Each team saw some positive results in the 24-minute “games” played at M.D. Ray Field at Airline Stadium. The most positive thing is that it appeared there were no serious injuries.But as the coaches pointed out, the performances showed there are still some things that need to be ironed out with season openers looming this week.In the first “game,” the Airline Vikings and Benton Tigers played to a scoreless tie. The Bossier Bearkats downed the Plain Dealing Lions 14-6 in the second, and the Parkway Panthers defeated the Haughton Bucs 28-14 in the nightcap.The Airline-Benton contest, played during the hottest part of the evening, was a mostly a defensive struggle.Benton came the closest to scoring. Junior quarterback Ken Gay drove the Tigers from their 37 to the Airline 3. But the Vikings blocked a 21-yard field-goal attempt. Stumbling, the speedy Brandon Marshall picked up the ball and headed for the end zone. Benton kicker Legend Denler made what could’ve been a touchdown-saving tackle.“We felt like coming into it that both defenses were a little bit ahead of the offenses,” Benton coach Reynolds Moore said. “Kind of trying to get things to jel on that side of the ball. I think they were a little bit, too. I know we were.”Moore definitely saw improvement from the Tigers’ performance in last week’s scrimmage against North Webster.“I liked what I saw from our guys up front on both sides of the ball,” he said. “Offensive line answered the challenge. Played a lot better than we did last week. I was kind of impressed we moved the football as well as we did. I wasn’t expecting that.”Keldric Moody, who rushed for more than 500 yards last season, had some nice runs. Moore also liked what he saw from Gay.Keldric Moody ran the ball hard,” he said. “We knew he could do that. Ken’s got a ways to go to get a little more crisp, but you know it was his first big-time action against a good football team so we wanted to make sure he continues to progress right there. But overall kind of pleased. Nobody’s hurt. Big, big deal there.”Airline had chances to make some big plays in the passing game but couldn’t quite make the connections.“Benton is a well-coached football team that plays hard and that’s what we expected,” coach Bo Meeks said. “They did that tonight. We had some opportunities, shot ourselves in the foot, didn’t take advantage, and when you don’t do that against good football teams that’s what happens. A lot of things to get better on. So we’re going to go back to work and get ‘em fixed and get ready to roll next week when we go to Union Parish.”As has been the case since spring practice, Meeks alternated seniors Brad Fream and Jordan Gladney at quarterback. He didn’t want to say too much about either’s performance until after watching the video.“We’ve got to make more plays in that position no matter who’s the quarterback so we’ve got to do a better job there,” he said. “We’ve got to do a better job overall.”Meeks did like the way his defense played.“We came up with some big, big stops,” he said. “The score was even but I thought we had a lot of positives tonight to build on. Again, let’s carry that into next week.”Like Moore, Bossier coach Michael Concilio also saw his team improve from last week’s scrimmage. The Bearkats didn’t score against Red River, but they found the end zone twice against Plain Dealing.A fumble recovery at the Lions 30 by Otis Smith set up the first TD, a 15-yard run by sophomore Sentavion Burns. New quarterback Deondre Summage capped a 38-yard drive in the second half with a 14-yard run.Except for some minor early penalties, Bossier coach Michael Concilion thought things went well with his team making fewer mistakes than he expected in a jamboree.“The first drive we had to settle in,” he said. “I expect that in the first drive. The second drive we moved the football, hurt ourselves a little bit. They drove the ball down on one drive. We made some corrections, changed our fronts. We were able to do some good things in the second half.”Six Bearkats carried the ball. Burns, Rico St. Fluer and Roderick Francis combined for 80 yards.TJ McCauley scored Plain Dealing’s TD on a 46-yard run, getting some good blocks before breaking free past the line of scrimmage.Like the rest of the teams, the Lions have a few things to work on this week.“I think we have a lot of young kids running the ball in skill positions,” coach James Thurman said. “We’ve got new guys. Hopefully the mistakes they made tonight, that’s their chance tonight to get them out of the way.“We had some big penalties in key spots. We had a first-down run on a drive trying to go down and at least tie it up. Those kind of things hurt. You get a first down called back because of a holding penalty.”With just 20 players on the roster, Plain Dealing has several players who rarely come off the field.“Defense got gassed a little bit,” he said. “We’ve just got a few big boys going both ways so we’ve got to get in better shape. Hopefully we made all the mistakes this week and next week it will be ironed out and we can move forward. Proud of some things, but there are some things we can work on. We’ve got to grow up in a hurry.”Parkway rallied from a 14-7 deficit in the second 12-minute half. The Panthers took advantage of two turnovers deep in Haughton territory, including one on a botched punt snap, to pull away.Sophomore running back Jamall Asberry had a big night, scoring on runs of 1, 5 and 12 yards. The Panthers’ experienced offensive line opened some big holes for him.“I like our team,” Parkway coach Neil May said. “I like our senior class. We’ve got 30 of ‘em. They’re hungry. They’re led by a few warriors, including Amani Larry, our quarterback. We feel like we can run the ball. We feel like we can throw it. So right now we’re excited about the possibilities.”Larry tossed a touchdown pass to Chase Turner to give the Panthers the lead.May was also generally pleased with his defense.“Our defense is playing better,” he said. “They’re getting better and better every week. We did make a couple of mental mistakes tonight as a team as a whole that I feel like we can fix and continue to get better. But I’m proud of our guys right now.”Besides some misadventures in the kicking game, Haughton looked solid most of the contest.Junior Keyshawn Davis ripped off a 74-yard touchdown run on the Bucs’ first possession.“That was good to see that he can make that play and go the distance,” Haughton coach Jason Brotherton said.Sophomore quarterback Peyton Stovall did a good job of running the offense and scored on an 8-yard run in the second half.But Brotherton saw a lot of room for improvement.“We’ve got so much to work on,” he said. “They beat us up front on both sides of the ball. We never stopped them. They beat us in the kicking game so it’s unlimited what we can work on.”Season openers Thursday Tensas at Plain Dealing Friday Airline at Union ParishBTW at ParkwayHaughton at MindenBTW at ParkwayBenton at WossmanMadison at Bossier— Russell Hedges, [email protected] You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|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

LSJ Gridiron Picks Week 3: We disagree a lot about a lot of great Friday night matchups

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Only Dave Hart and I went out on a limb for that one, and we were right!Since Reeths-Puffer played such a big role in determining the winner in both of the first two weeks, I am recognizing a pattern. So I am going to defy all seven of my opponents and pick the upstart Rockets to stun Mona Shores on the Sailors’ home field this week.I think I picked the Rockets last year, too, and I was wrong, but it was a good game!As long as I’m going against the grain, I figure I might as well pick Whitehall to upset Oakridge in a key West Michigan Conference matchup. I’ve had a feeling about the Vikings since the preseason, and I’m not going to be thrown off by their narrow loss in Week 1.If you look up and down the LSJ picks grid below, you will see more disagreement than ever before among the writers. There are only five games that all of us agree on. In the past we all agreed all too often, because there were basically two groups of high school football teams in these parts – really good ones and pretty bad ones, with few in between.But now we’re starting to see some programs that struggled for a while start to win some games, including Orchard View, Ludington and Hart. We are still a long way from having anything resembling parity in high school football around here, but it’s nice to see some teams improving, and more matchups becoming more interesting.Just look at this week’s picks. There is disagreement among us about who will win the annual Holton-Hesperia neighborhood showdown. There is disagreement over Orchard View-Muskegon Catholic, Ludington-Manistee, Hart-Mason County Central and Fruitport-Jenison.That must mean it’s going to be a great week of high school football! 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