24 injured after Delta plane skids off runway in NY

first_img Share 162 Views   no discussions InternationalLifestylePrintTravel 24 injured after Delta plane skids off runway in NY by: Associated Free Press – March 5, 2015 Share Sharing is caring!center_img Heavy snow was falling as Delta flight 1086 from Atlanta slid off the runway, up an embankment and into a fenceNEW YORK, United States(AFP) —An airliner skidded off a runway at New York’s La Guardia airport Thursday as a major winter storm battered the United States from Texas to the US east coast.Heavy snow was falling as Delta flight 1086 from Atlanta slid off the runway, up an embankment and into a fence after landing at around 11:00 am.A spokesman for New York Fire Department reported some minor injuries. Video of the scene showed passengers climbing out of the plane through an exit over a wing and trudging through thick snow.It was the most dramatic incident on a day in which a huge winter storm forced thousands of flight cancellations, and disrupted life across a broad swath of the United States.In Washington DC, government workers were ordered to stay home, schools were closed, and museums shuttered for the day as icy rain turned to heavy snow.Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York were expected to get as much as eight inches of snow, with wind chill temperatures dipping well below average in much of the region.Forecasters had warned of low visibility in New York, and some 40 percent of flights had been canceled at La Guardia before the accident there, according to flightaware.com.“We just crash landed at LGA. I’m terrified. Please,” passenger Jaime Primak tweeted from @jaimeprimak.“We have all been evacuated. Everyone is safe. Thank you for your prayers. God is good.”Delta said the 125 passengers and six crew members aboard the plane had disembarked via aircraft slides and were moved to the terminal on buses. Share Tweetlast_img read more

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho not content with just finishing above Arsenal

first_imgLONDON: Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho stated he isn’t content with just finishing over Arsenal in the Premier League table and reiterated his desire to help the club secure a place in next season’s Europa League. Spurs got the better of Arsenal in the London Derby 2-1 on Sunday and courtesy of that win, they now have two points more than Mikel Arteta’s troops and are placed at eighth spot compared to Gunners’ ninth. Mourinho said that finishing above Arsenal will hand bragging rights only to the fans. Historically, Arsenal have finished above Spurs more times in the league but in the last three years, the latter have turned out be the London club who have been on top at the end of the season. “That is a fan’s view. I have to be more ambitious than that,” Mourinho said during a news conference as per Goal.com. “I know I could look at in a selfish point of view and say since I arrived, if the championship started in that moment, even with all the problems we had I think we would now be fourth or fifth in the table. “I don’t want to be selfish, I don’t want to look at it just as a fan that is happy to finish above Arsenal,” he added. Mourinho also urged his players to continue the form and secure a place in next year’s Europa League. The last time Mourinho was part of a team in the Europa League, he took Manchester United to the title and thus helped them gain a position in the Champions League. “I would love to play Europa League. It is not a competition I am in love with, it is not a competition I would like very much to play, but when you cannot play Champions League you play Europa League,” Mourinho said. IANS Also Watch: High Court Rejects BPF Plea Against Governor’s Ruled In BTADlast_img read more

Maras Group get German gong

first_imgSouth Australian property company, the Maras Group have picked up yet another international award – this time at a gala ceremony in Germany. Last week they were presented in Berlin with the 2014 Diamond Eye Award for Quality Commitment and Excellence by the Paris-based OtherWays Management Association Club.This award recognises companies from around the world who demonstrate a high level commitment to quality and excellence. Maras Group was also presented with TQM (Total Quality Management) Accreditation.The awards ceremony, held at the Intercontinental Hotel in the German capital, was a spectacular event with representatives from more than 40 countries attending, along with diplomats representing the winning nations. Maras Group CEO Steve Maras told Neos Kosmos: “We are thrilled to bits to have been again recognised internationally for our work, and our commitment to quality and excellence. It’s something we work hard at each day to ensure we get the best out of each other and to drive our company forward with greater confidence.” Mr Maras added that his company’s presence in Berlin was “a great opportunity to promote, and educate global delegates and world leaders, about South Australia, to plug our great state and continue to put us on the map”.“We are out there whenever and wherever we can, selling our most precious brand, Brand SA, that is,” said Mr Maras.Later this month Maras Group’s globe-trotting chief executive will fly to Kuala Lumpur to attend the 2014 Global Leadership Awards where he will receive a ‘Global Visionary CEO of the Year’ award. Maras Group was founded in 2006 by Steve’s father – Adelaide property developer Theo Maras, whose grandfather emigrated from Ikaria in the 1920s. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more