German Navy Sea Lynx makes emergency landing in Kiel

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today German Navy Sea Lynx makes emergency landing in Kiel View post tag: German Navy Share this article View post tag: Sea Lynx A German Navy Sea Lynx helicopter was forced to make a “safety landing” at the Kiel airport on January 16, the navy has informed.The helicopter was conducting training with tender FGS Werra in the Kiel Bight when the crew noticed a warning light in the cockpit. The crew then proceeded to land at the nearest airport, according to procedure.The warning light indicated to an overheating of the engine and Kiel firefighters were alarmed. The firefighters and helicopter crew inspected both engines of the helicopter and found no damages. None of the four crew of the helicopter were injured, the navy said.The navy noted that the Marinefliegergeschwader 5 (navy aircraft squadron) would inspect the aircraft to determine the cause of the alarm.The German Navy operates 22 Sea Lynx helicopters which are due to retire in 2025. The country is currently in the process of releasing a request for proposals for their replacement which is expected to be released early 2019. German Navy Sea Lynx makes emergency landing in Kiel Authorities navaltoday January 18, 2019, bylast_img read more

Cornell ranks NY counties on vulnerability to coronavirus, why health officials aren’t worried

first_imgNear the top of the list were Delaware County at number six and Broome County at number seven. “That is a pretty significant portion of our population that is over 80,” said Holochak. “So, we do know they are more at risk. They are part of the population we are putting most of our efforts in.” Following shortly down the lines of 62 counties, Chenango came in at 13 and Tioga at 30. (WBNG) — After Cornell University released a study of the most vulnerable counties in New York, 12 News caught up with local health officials on why some Southern Tier areas ranked so high. Meanwhile, Broome County Public Health Director, Rebecca Kaufman, says the county’s ranking is also due to the older population as well as people grouped in larger facilities such as nursing homes. She says in response to this and other data they are looking at, they have specifically been working with the county to assist the elderly population. “A lot of the group living facilities or senior living facilities will work with the emergency operations center in both planning and procurement of PPE,” said Kaufman.center_img More information on this study can be found on Cornell University’s website. Neighboring counties ranked lower on the list, such as Tompkins County at 52. Kylie Holochak from the Tioga County Health Department says she’s not alarmed by the ranking, adding that more than five percent of the county’s population is people over 80 years old. Holochak says in Tioga County, officials have seen an increase in family households, especially ones with three generations in one home. She advises anyone who tests positive and lives at home to isolate in a part of the home and dedicate a bathroom solely to the individual who is sick.last_img read more

Kim Jong-un rumored to be in ‘vegetative state’: Reports

first_imgDespite the speculations, North Korea has kept mum on Kim’s health or his whereabouts. The only mention was that he expressed thanks to workers building facilities in Samjiyon, situated near Paektusan, according to the Korea Central News Agency. The rumors on Kim’s health arose when he skipped an annual event at the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun on April 15 to commemorate the birthday of his late grandfather, national founder Kim Il-sung. Kim Jong-un was last seen April 11, when he presided over a politburo meeting of the ruling Workers’ Party. Multiple reports followed, including that Kim is in “grave danger,” after undergoing surgery. The South Korean government has downplayed the reports, saying “no unusual developments have been detected.” Topics : Speculations mounted Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is dead, amid conflicting accounts about his health were reported since he disappeared from public view two weeks ago. But the exact situation remains unclear with unconfirmed claims.A vice director of Hong Kong Satellite Television Shijian Xingzou claimed that Kim has already died, citing a “very solid source,” according to media reports. Separately, Japanese magazine Shukan Gendai reported he was in a “vegetative state,” after he underwent a heart surgery earlier this month, and cannot recuperate. South Korean media outlet Monthly Chosun also reported the leader was in coma. None of these claims have been confirmed as of now.  This article appeared on The Korea Herald newspaper website, which is a member of Asia News Network and a media partner of The Jakarta Postlast_img read more

Jokowi donates cattle to regional administrations for Idul Adha

first_img“The [meat] will then be distributed to the locals,” Sutarmidji said on Tuesday, as quoted by kompas.com.In addition to Jokowi’s cow, the provincial administration is also due to distribute 35 cows to 14 regencies and cities in the region. Sutarmidji said he would personally donate three additional cows.He advised against gathering to watch the annual qurban (animal sacrifice) ritual to minimize the risk of COVID-19 contagion.“The [qurban] committee will carry out the sacrifice and deliver [the meat] to directly to people’s homes,” he said. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has donated cattle to several regional administrations ahead of Idul Adha (Day of Sacrifice), which is expected to fall on Friday.West Kalimantan Governor Sutarmidji said on Tuesday that the administration had received a 1.2 ton cow that was purchased by the President from a local farmer in Rasau Jaya district, Kubu Raya regency.He said the cow was to be donated directly to Nuril Jannah Mosque in Peniti Dalam village, Segedong district, Mempawah regency. The Papua provincial administration also acquired a cow weighing between 800 kilograms and 1 ton courtesy of Jokowi on Tuesday.Papua Food and Agriculture Agency head Semuel Siriwa said the cow, purchased from a local farm in Keerom regency, was to be donated to Al-Fatah Abepantai Mosque in the provincial capital of Jayapura.“The cow has fulfilled all the qurban requirements as stipulated in Agriculture Ministerial Regulation No. 114/2014,” Siriwa said, adding that the animal had been declared free of contagious diseases.A cow donated by Jokowi to the West Sulawesi administration reportedly thrashed around for hours in Polewali Mandar regency.Nicknamed “Puang Tedong”, the 1.2-ton cattle jerked around violently while it was being brought to a slaughterhouse in Pasangkayu regency on Monday.The Religious Affairs Ministry has banned mass celebrations of Idul Adha in areas considered at high risk of COVID-19 contagion by their respective regional administrations. (rfa)Topics :last_img read more

Clayton Kershaw on track for return to LA Dodgers rotation

first_imgThe Dodgers will send Bud Norris, Brandon McCarthy and Kenta Maeda to the mound in Arizona this weekend. After an off day Monday, left-handers Scott Kazmir and Hyun-Jin Ryu are scheduled to start the first two games in Washington against the Nationals.Kershaw certainly appears on track to rejoin the rotation next Friday when the Dodgers open a series in St. Louis.“I think we all knew that Clayton was going to push the envelope,” Roberts said. “I don’t think we’ve figured out when that (first start) will be. … We’re just really encouraged right now with the direction it’s going ”Kershaw made his last start before going on the DL on June 26 in Pittsburgh and received an epidural injection in his back three days later.Rehab time Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error LOS ANGELES >> The Dodgers might have to go just one more time through their starting rotation before getting their ace back.Clayton Kershaw threw a bullpen session Wednesday, his second since going on the DL with a mild herniation of a disc in his lower back. That session lasted “upwards around 60 pitches,” according to Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, and Kershaw will follow it up by throwing to hitters in a simulated-game setting on Saturday in Los Angeles.Roberts reiterated that it’s “unlikely” Kershaw will need to go on a minor-league injury-rehabilitation assignment before coming off the DL — leaving few boxes still to check off before his return to the Dodgers’ rotation.“We’ve got to get together and figure out what makes sense for us,” Roberts said. “I know the rotation the first time through is set. After that, then we have to assess where we go from there.”center_img Roberts said outfielder Joc Pederson will begin a minor-league injury-rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Oklahoma City this weekend.Pederson has been out with a bruised AC joint in his right shoulder since running into the outfield wall at Miller Park while making a catch on June 28.The plan is for Pederson to join the Dodgers and be activated for the series in Washington beginning Tuesday, Roberts said.More updatesRoberts was excited by what he saw during a 60-pitch bullpen session thrown by left-hander Brett Anderson at Dodger Stadium.“Electric might be a word,” Roberts said. “The velocity, the crispness of all his pitches, the depth of his sinker, the arm speed and mechanics.”Roberts said Anderson (returning from back surgery this spring) could start throwing to hitters “shortly” with a rehab assignment to follow.Left-hander Alex Wood (triceps) has already begun throwing to hitters in Arizona and could start a rehab assignment “sooner rather than later,” Roberts said. Right-hander Yimi Garcia (biceps) has finally begun throwing to hitters in Arizona as well, Roberts said, showing velocity at 93 mph on his fastball.Meanwhile, outfielder Andre Ethier was scheduled to have a bone scan on his right leg Thursday to gauge the healing in the fractured tibia that has sidelined him all season. If that scan shows sufficient healing, Roberts said, “then we can be a lot more active and aggressive” about his rehab activities. Ethier has begun taking batting practice but his running has been limited until the fractured leg is re-examined. last_img read more