Baby born aboard plane awarded free flights for life

first_imgA baby born aboard a Jet Airways plane travelling from Saudi Arabia to India has been offered free flights for life.Jose Cicymol was 30 weeks pregnant when she went into labour on the Boeing 737 from Dammam to Kochi.The plane’s crew declared a medical emergency five hours into the journey, and the baby was born 45 minutes later with the help of a nurse who was among the 162 passengers.The jet, Flight 9W 569, had to be diverted to Mumbai to enable the mother and her newborn receive medical attention.Now, the baby might just be the luckiest person in the world at the moment, after Jet Airways management awarded it free flight for life.The incident marked the first time Jet Airways had a mid-flight birth.More than five infants were born on commercial flights in the last year, but they don’t all come away with a golden ticket for free travel for the rest of their lives.The last airline to award unconditional, complimentary flights for life to a baby born on their plane was AirAsia, when, in 2009, a passenger gave birth while on a two-hour flight from Penang to Kuching.last_img read more

Rwanda boosts Ebola prevention efforts

first_imgEbola: Sierra Leone Boosts Number of Safe Burials [MSF Images]Rwandan health authorities have beefed up awareness campaigns and community engagement initiatives as part of efforts to reduce the risk of spread of Ebola into its borders.The Ebola outbreak has been reported in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, and the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that there is a possibility it could spread over tens of kilometres.WHO has urged DR Congo’s neighbours to urgently strengthen their surveillance and alert systems for early detection of potential cases, and overall preparedness for timely and effective response.As part of Rwanda’s prevention plan, health authorities are using different communication channels like television, radio, billboards and newspaper publications.The authorities have also rolled out trainings to boost capacity to be able to tackle the disease.Also, the government has installed screening points at all border entry points.The DR Congo’s current Ebola outbreak is the country’s 10th in 40 years, and was officially declared on August 1.As of October 15, the agency had recorded 181 confirmed cases of Ebola, with another 33 suspected cases.Related Ebola: Efforts to Contain the Virus Intensified center_img Ebola: Efforts to Contain Outbreak Intensifiedlast_img read more

New Parabolic and Sector Antennas from 2.3 to 6.4 GHz Applications

first_imgKP Performance Antennas has introduced its new ProLine antennas, a series of high-performance parabolic and sector antennas that are perfectly suited for high-density, point-to-point, point-to-multipoint and backhaul applications.KP’s new ProLine parabolic antennas are engineered to deliver high, stable gain over wide bandwidths with side-lobe and back-lobe suppression for mitigating inter-sector interference. These 5 GHz antennas are available in 1-foot and 2-foot diameters with gain performance of 24 dBi and 29 dBi respectively. Single-band and dual-band options are available in 2.3 – 2.7 GHz, 3.5 – 4.2 GHz and 4.9 – 6.4 GHz for 2×2, 4×4 and 8×8 MIMO.The ProLine sector antennas are specially designed to deliver high, stable gain over wide bandwidths and suppress side-lobes and back-lobes for mitigating inter-sector interference. Single-band and dual-band options are available in 2.3 – 2.7 GHz, 3.5 – 4.2 GHz, and 4.9 – 6.4 GHz for 2×2, 4×4, and 8×8 MIMO. Multiple ports and frequencies in a single radome allow you to integrate multiple radio platforms with a single antenna mounting point, reducing wind load and tower rental costs.KP’s new ProLine parabolic and sector antennas are in-stock. To know more, click here.last_img read more

Malaysian Supermoto Championship: Gabit dominates Round Two

first_img232Mohammad Khairi bin Zakaria1911:22.4222011:45.72240 57Pedro Wuner1811:41.5181812:10.11634 11Muhd  Habibullah bin Mohd Saleh1911:22.0252011:43.02550 Ahmad Daniel Haiqal (#99)Another young rider making quite a name for himself was Ahmad Daniel Haiqal (#99) who was declared the winner of the SM Novice class. The 18-year-old rider also emerged as the second runner-up and fourth place for the SM CKD and SM Open class respectively.The 2017 MSMC series consists of five classes – SM Open, SM Novice, SM CKD Open, SM CKD and SM Veteran. Participants are required to obtain an official license by AAM to compete in any of the categories.For more information, visit MSMC’s Facebook page at Malaysian SuperMoto Championship or Instagram.MSMC Round 2 Gallery 347Mohamad Khuzaini bin Mahmood1811:23.8201912:10.11838 –Ads– 499Ahmad Daniel Haiqal1611:24.5161912:03.72036 It was a hot and humid day for the second round of the 2017 Malaysian Supermoto Championship (MSMC) which was held last weekend at the Taman Tasik Permaisuri, Cheras.Gabit leading with Khairy tailing close behind (Image credit: MSMC)The weather however did not stop the supermoto riders from going full gas especially for one Muhamad Habibullah bin Mohd Saleh aka “Gabit” who once again took the spot in the SM Open category with his KTM.Left: Mohamad Khuzaini bin Mahmood (#47)It was an amazing race between Gabit and the other two podium finishers yesterday, Mohamad Khairi Zakaria aka “Hairy” (#32) and Mohamad Khuzaini bin Mahmood (#47) as all three of them filled the podiums for both races in the SM Open category. It was a close competition between the top two riders as Hairy crossed the line behind Gabit just 0.403 seconds in Race 1 and 2.738 seconds in Race 2.Mohamad Khairi Zakaria aka “Hairy” (#32)“Moto 1 was difficult with an injured wrist, but the focus was on the title. The track can be considered as an easy track, but the pain took a toll on me. However, the crowd’s cheer gave me confidence to win the championship title. Hairy was a strong contender on track with a chance to win the race. I believe that both of us have learnt a lot today that can be used in the regional championship.” said Gabit.With Gabit emerging as the clear winner of Round 2, he is also given an automatic entry into one of the upcoming regional races in the 2017 FIM Asia Supermoto Championship. Below are yesterday’s top five finishers of the SM Open class for both Race 1 and Race 2. Gabit waving the Malaysian flag after winning the race (Image credit: MSMC) Round 2 of the 2017 Malaysian Supermoto Championship (MSMC) was dominated by Muhamad Habibullah bin Mohd Saleh aka “Gabit” who took the spot in the SM Open category with his KTM.Mohamad Khairi Zakaria aka “Hairy” (#32) and Mohamad Khuzaini bin Mahmood (#47) completed the podium spots for both races in the SM Open category.With Gabit emerging as the clear winner of Round 2, he is also given an automatic entry into one of the upcoming regional races in the 2017 FIM Asia Supermoto Championship.Left to right: Satheswaran Mayachandran, CEO of Asia Supersports Group; Tuan Haji Anuar bin Mhd Juri, General Manager of KL Tourism Bureau; Ahmad Daniel Haiqal; Khairy Zakaria; Muhamad Habibullah Mohd Saleh; Muhamad Khuzaini Mahmood; Pedro Wuner; Datuk Rizalman bin Dato’ Mokhtar, City Advisory Board Member of Kuala Lumpur; and Andrew Ching, CEO of E-Plus Global Sdn Bhd. (Image credit: MSMC) PosBike No.NameMoto 1 TotalMoto 1 Total TimeMoto 1 Total PointsMoto 2 Total LapsMoto 2 Total TimeMoto 2 Total ScoreRound 2 Total Points Lapslast_img read more

No. 7 UWF Men’s Tennis Edges No. 21 Drury 7-2

first_img PENSACOLA, Fla. – The No. 7 West Florida men’s tennis team (6-6, 3-1 GSC) defeated No. 21 Drury (4-4) at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex this Friday morning with a 7-2 score to pick up their second consecutive win, the sixth victory of the season. The Argonauts were able to capture all three doubles matches and four out of six singles against the Panthers. In doubles West Florida was too strong for Drury, defeating the panthers with an 8-5 score in all three doubles spot. The No. 3 ranked pair formed by sophomore Kevin Ducros (Aix-en-Provence, France) and freshman Leandro Ferreira (Sao Paulo, Brazil/Colegio Antonio Afonso) defeated Roman Gonda and Ivan Marevic in the top doubles match while sophomores Andrey Pozhidaev (Sochi, Russia) and Mike Lue (Richmond Hill, Ontario/St. Augustine Catholic HS) extended their winning streak to five matches as they beat Antonio Garcia Santos and Jesus Garcia in the second doubles spot. Sean Gunnels (Mobile, Ala./Murphy HS) teamed with Patrick Bateman (Apopka, Fla./Seminole CC) to defeat Alex Kacamakis and Lukas Zielen in the third spot, giving the Argos the 3-0 lead entering the singles action. With the 3-0 lead the Argonauts just needed two wins in singles action to secure the team win. However, the Argonauts came out with four victories out of six possible wins. At No. 1 singles No. 12 Ducros defeated Roman Gonda 6-1, 6-2, while Ferreira retired from his match due to an injury when he was down a set and leading the second, 3-6, 5-2 in the No. 2 singles, giving the Panthers their first point. No. 43 Pozhidaev also did not finish his match as No. 23 Antonio Garcia Santos retired from the match when the Argonaut player was leading 6-1, 4-1 in the third singles while No. 46 Alex Kacamakis from Drury defeated Bateman 6-2, 6-0. Gunnels defeated Ivan Marevic also with a 6-2, 6-0 score at No. 5 singles. Lue defeated Lukas Zielen from Drury 6-2, 7-6 in the No. 6 singles to give the Argonauts the 7-2 win over the Panthers.With the win the West Florida men’s tennis improved to a 6-6 overall record, while Drury dropped to a 4-4 mark. The No. 7 Argonauts also faced Gulf South Conference rival No. 3 Valdosta State (10-1) Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. following the end of the Drury match, but due to nightfall the contest was suspended and will resume at the Ralph “Skeeter” Carson Tennis Complex Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. #ARGOS#Singles #1 No. 12 Kevin Ducros (UWF) def. Roman Gonda (DU) 6-1, 6-2#2 Jesus Garcia (DU) def. Leandro Ferreira (UWF) 6-3, 2-5 ret.#3 No. 43 Andrey Pozhidaev (UWF) def. No. 23 Antonio Garcia Santos (DU) 6-1, 4-1 ret.#4 No. 46 Alex Kacamakis (DU) def. Patrick Bateman (UWF) 6-2, 6-0#5 Sean Gunnels (UWF) def. Ivan Marevic (DU) 6-2, 6-0#6 Mike Lue (UWF) def. Lukas Zielen (DU) 6-2, 7-6Doubles #1 No. 3 Ducros/Ferreira (UWF) def. Gonda/Marevic (DU) 8-5#2 Pozhidaev/Mike Lue (UWF) def. Garcia Santos/Garcia (DU) 8-5#3 Gunnels/Bateman (UWF) def. Kacamakis/Zielen (DU) 8-5Print Friendly Version Mike Lue (Photo by Ron Besser) No. 7 UWF Men’s Tennis Edges No. 21 Drury 7-2center_img Sharelast_img read more

Suthida Tidjai – Mantan Pramugari Thai Airways yang Kini Jadi Ratu Thailand

first_imgBahkan dirinya pun kerap kali ikut muncul bersama Raja di acara-acara publik sebagai pendamping dan bagian dari elemen keamanan tersebut. Lahir 40 tahun silam, yakni pada 3 Juni 1987, Suthida dikabarkan bertemu dengan putra mahkota Thailand tersebut dalam sebuah penerbangan.KabarPenumpang.com melansir dari laman channelnewsasia.com (2/5/2019), Suthida memiliki gelar sarjana di bidang komunikasi pada tahun 2000 dan dirinya dianugerahi penghargaan dalam 20 dekrit kerajaan. Pertama kali Suthida mendapatkannya pada 2012 ketika Raja Bhumibol Adulyadej menganugerahinya Ordo Gajah Putih untuk kejujuran, kesetiaan, tanggung jawab, dedikasi dan pengorbanan dalam pelayanan kepada Pangeran Vajiralongkorn.Dekrit tersebut diterimanya saat ia berpangkat Letnan Kolonel Suthilda Vajiralongkorn. Kemudian tahun 2013, mantan pramugari ini menjadi petugas khusus resimen pengawal putra mahkota hingga diangkat sebagai komandan tahun 2014 kemarin. Saat melepas pekerjaan pramugarinya, Suthida dan raja juga terlihat romantis tetapi pihak istana tidak mengakui hubungan itu.Hingga tahun 2016, Suthida diangkat sebagai jenderal penuh di Royal Thai Army dan tahun 2017 diangkat menjadi pengawal pribadi raja dengan gelar kerajaan Thanpuying yang berarti Nyonya. Pernikahan mantan pramugari Thai Airways dengan Raja Maha Vajiralongkorn ternyata mengejutkan banyak pihak.Sebab pernikahan itu terjadi tiga hari sebelum raja secara resmi dimahkotai dalam upacara Buddha dan Brahma pada Sabtu (4/5/2019) mendatang. Pernikahan itu diumumkan dalam Royal Gazette.“Karena itu, dia memberikan (gelar) pada Jenderal Suthida Vajiralongkorn na Ayudhya dari Permaisuri ke Ratu Suthida seperti yang sekarang,” kata pengumuman itu.Pendaftaran pernikahan kerajaan berlangsung di Ampornsathan Throne Hall di Istana Dusit pada jam 04.32 sore waktu setempat. Setelah pengumuman kerajaan dibacakan, Ratu Suthida bersujud dan memberikan bunga kepada raja, yang pada gilirannya menganugerahkan air kerajaannya, daun keberuntungan ditempatkan di atas telinganya dan dekorasi lainnya yang berhubungan dengan kekuatan kerajaan.Selain keduanya yang menandatangani buku akta nikah, yang juga ditandatangani oleh saudara perempuan raja, Putri Sirindhorn, dan ketua Dewan Penasihat Prem Tinsulanonda sebagai saksi. Associated Press melaporkan, diantara orang-orang terkemuka di pernikahan itu adalah Perdana Menteri Thailand Prayut Chan-ocha, pemimpin pemerintah militer yang telah memerintah Thailand sejak kudeta militer 2014, serta anggota keluarga kerajaan dan penasihat istana lainnya.Baca juga: Ellen Church, Pramugari Pertama di Dunia yang Juga Punya Lisensi PilotPernikahan itu adalah yang keempat bagi raja, yang memiliki tujuh anak dari hukum lese-majeste Thailand yang melindungi raja, yang telah menghabiskan sebagian besar waktunya di Jerman, dari pengawasan publik atas kehidupan pribadinya. Raja berusia 66 tahun, yang juga dikenal dengan sebutan Raja Rama X, menjadi raja konstitusional setelah kematian ayahnya, Raja Bhumibol, pada Oktober 2016.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… Related10 Seragam Pramugari Paling Ikonik di Dunia12/04/2017In “Domestik”Tak Suka Disebut Pramugari, Awak Kabin Tingkatkan Kinerja20/06/2017In “Domestik”Ratu Elizabeth II Pilih Makanan Seharga Rp43.500 untuk Disantap dalam Penerbangan Jarak Jauh03/10/2019In “Featured” Suthida Tidjai (The Telegraph) Terbersit dalam benak, apakah mungkin seorang pramugari menjadi ratu kerajaan? Ini sebenarnya bukan hanya mimpi semata para wanita yang menginginkan menjadi ratu, namun kenyataannya didapatkan oleh seorang mantan pramugari Thai Airways.Baca juga: Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir – Mantan Pramugari yang Sukses Menjadi Perdana Menteri IslandiaYa, Suthida Tidjai seorang mantan pramugari yang juga pernah mendapatkan pangkat tinggi di militer, kini menjadi Ratu Thailand. Sebelum menikah pada 1 Mei 2019 kemarin dengan Raja Maha Vajiralongkorn, Suthida sendiri telah lama menjadi pendamping dan bagian dari keamanan kerajaan.(CNA)last_img read more

Japan’s Hasegawa retains WBC title with TKO win

first_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 In a rematch of last April’s bout, in which Hasegawa took the title away from Veeraphol in a unanimous decision, the Japanese champion troubled his opponent with his pace throughout the match and clinched victory in the ninth round at Kobe World Hall.Hasegawa put the 37-year-old Thai boxer on the canvas with a devastating right hook, prompting Mexican referee Guadalupe Garcia to call an end to fight 19 seconds into the round.“I got a great punch in there and I was just praying he wouldn’t recover and get up from that one,” Hasegawa said of his decisive right.Hasegawa improved to 20-2, including seven knockouts, while Veeraphol dropped to 52-3 (20 KOs) with two draws. KOBE – Japan’s Hozumi Hasegawa successfully defended his WBC bantamweight title for the second time with a technical knockout win over Thai challenger Veeraphol Nakhonluang-Promotion on Saturday.Japan’s Hozumi Hasegawa lands a punch on Thai challenger Veeraphol Nakhonluang-Promotion during a WBC bantamweight title bout at Kobe World Hall.center_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img read more

Jonathan Wallace throws first pass in nearly a year on trick play

first_imgPlay 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: 2020-09-18:c7359eea245edadcaf8a6748 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-500449-3859381295001 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.Auburn quarterback Jonathan Wallace threw his first pass in nearly a year in Saturday’s game with South Carolina.last_img read more

Cricket News Pakistan Head Coach Misbah-ul-Haq Calls For Uniform Policy In Dealing With Corrupt Cricketers

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Karachi: Pakistan head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq on Tuesday demanded a clear policy for players who are found guilty of corruption at any level. However, the former Test captain also didn’t agree with the public comments made by Muhammad Hafeez, who feels tainted players should not be allowed back into the national team. “It is my personal opinion that if you are playing as a player you shouldn’t be giving such opinion as the ICC and PCB are the authority on these matters and they take decisions as per existing law,” he said in a video interaction with the print media.He advised Hafeez to avoid making comments because as a player one has to share the dressing room. “It is good that the PCB CEO Wasim Khan has had a long talk with Hafeez on this issue and Hafeez has shared his ideas as well. I think he will now understand that it is totally up to organisation to take a decision on these issues.”Asked about Hafeez’s suggestion that a clause should be put into the players contracts on the issue of what should happen if a player is found guilty of corruption, Misbah said that there should be a unanimous law for all players.”But we have to take into count many things like a player’s education and his understanding of his position and situation and his decision making ability. In most cases we have seen it has been about players failing to report any approaches to them.” Misbah players like in the recent Umar Akmal case tended to take things lightly and landed into trouble.”My personal view is that if you want to put such a clause for players, it should be unanimous and should be decided once for all.” Misbah also indicated that Hafeez might not be in the team management’s future plans in the ODI format.”When we sit down to talk about ODI cricket we will have to see whether Hafeez would be playing in the 2023 World Cup because you have to start planning about a World Cup well in time. last_img read more

Sir Viv Richards bestowed with life-long gov’t benefits

first_imgSIR Vivian Richards, one of the greatest batsmen ever, is to be honoured with tax exemptions, a monthly pension and other benefits by the government of Antigua and Barbuda.Richards, who will turn 66 on March 7, played 121 Tests for the West Indies between November 1974 and August 1991 and scored 8 540 runs at an average of 50.23. He scored 24 centuries and 45 half-centuries in his brilliant Test career.He was knighted on February 28, 2014, and now the grateful government is planning to do more.“The promise to treat living National Heroes with a high degree of respect is fulfilled. Sir Vivian Richards will also remain an Ambassador for Antigua and Barbuda,” Chief of Staff Lionel Max Hurst was quoted as saying.According to antiguanewsroom.com, Sir Vivian will now be paid a monthly pension that’s equal to the amount now paid to Ministers of State within the Antigua and Barbuda Government.He will also be exempt from duties and other charges on the importation of personal items.The Master Blaster will also not be required to pay property taxes on the house he owns and will be allowed a duty-free car every seven years.If needed, he will be provided a driver and a home helper to be paid by the Treasury. (Sportsmax)last_img read more