Hungover airline worker accidentally falls asleep in flight’s cargo hold: Police

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — American Airlines flight 363 was only supposed to have 86 people on board — its 87th was hungover and asleep in the cargo hold.A hungover employee for regional carrier Piedmont Airlines fell asleep in the cargo hold of an American Airlines flight from Kansas City last week and took the one-hour ride to Chicago, Sgt. Rocco Alioto, a spokesman for the Chicago Police Department, told ABC News.Because the area of the hold was pressurized and heated, he survived and was discovered by ground employees upon landing at O’Hare International Airport, according to American Airlines.The employee was interviewed by the Chicago Police Department and told authorities that he had been drinking the night before and fell asleep in the cargo hold after arriving at work, according to a police spokesman.He has been suspended from work pending the investigation, American Airlines said.A source briefed on the incident told ABC News that he wasn’t discovered before departure likely because there was no luggage loaded in the forward hold for the flight.The FBI worked the case alongside the Chicago Police Department; all declined to press charges.“A Piedmont Airlines employee, who was working an American Airlines flight on the morning of Oct. 27 at Kansas City International Airport (MCI), inadvertently fell asleep in the forward cargo hold of a Boeing 737-800 aircraft,” American Airlines said in a statement. “The flight subsequently took off with the team member in the cargo hold, which was heated and pressurized.”“Our top priority is ensuring the well-being of the Piedmont employee,” the statement continued. “He did not request any medical attention upon arrival in Chicago, and we are grateful that he did not sustain any injuries. The American team is very concerned about this serious situation, and we are reviewing what transpired with our Piedmont and Kansas City colleagues.” Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

KCCA FC ready for tough Morocco challenge

first_imgThe KCCA team that flew to RabatSaturdayFUS Rabat vs KCCAKampala, Uganda| KCCAFC MEDIA|  Suspended from Kampala Capital City Authority Football Club’s opening game of the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup Group Stages tie against FUS Rabat, skipper Dennis Okot has a message for his teammates.Okot wants to see KCCA FC players play their hearts out for the fans and the country at large, having faced a number of challenges before they qualified for this stage.“Not so many people thought we would go out there and do it, get this far, and that kept on driving us to give our best,” Okot told as the team left on Wednesday afternoon.Confederation Cup group fixtures :Matchday 1 (May 12-14)Gp A: FUS Rabat (MAR) v KCCA (UGA), Club Africain (TUN) v Rivers Utd (NGR)Gp B: CS Sfaxien (TUN) v Mbabane Swallows (SWZ), Platinum Stars (RSA) v Mouloudia Alger (ALG)Gp C: Zesco Utd (ZAM) v Smouha (EGY), Recreativo Libolo (ANG) v Al Hilal Obeid (SUD)Gp D: TP Mazembe (COD, holders) v CF Mounana (GAB), SuperSport Utd (RSA) v Horoya (GUI)Matchday 2 (May 23-24)Gp A: Rivers v FUS, KCCA v AfricainGp B: Mouloudia v Sfaxien, Swallows v PlatinumGp C: Hilal v Zesco, Smouha v LiboloGp D: Horoya v Mazembe, Mounana v SuperSportMatchday 3 (June 2-4)Gp A: KCCA v Rivers, FUS v AfricainGp B: Swallows v Mouloudia, Sfaxien v PlatinumGp C: Smouha v Hilal, Zesco v LiboloGp D: Mounana v Horoya, Mazembe v SuperSportMatchday 4 (June 20-21)Gp A: Rivers v KCCA, Africain v FUSGp B: Mouloudia v Swallows, Platinum v SfaxienGp C: Hilal v Smouha, Libolo v ZescoGp D: Horoya v Mounana, SuperSport v MazembeMatchday 5 (June 30-July 2)Gp A: KCCA v FUS, Rivers v AfricainGp B: Swallows v Sfaxien, Mouloudia v PlatinumGp C: Smouha v Zesco, Hilal v LiboloGp D: Mounana v Mazembe, Horoya v SuperSportMatchday 6 (July 7-9) Gp A: FUS v Rivers, Africain v KCCAGp B: Sfaxien v Mouloudia, Platinum v SwallowsGp C: Zesco v Hilal, Libolo v SmouhaGp D: Mazembe v Horoya, SuperSport v MounanaNote: group winners and runners-up qualify for quarter-finals ***Zesco can win CAF Cup, says star Ching’anduZesco United emerged as an African club force last season and believe they can become the first Zambian winners of the CAF Confederation Cup this year.“If we believe in each other we can lift the trophy,” said John Ching’andu ahead of their opening Group C game at home to Smouha of Egypt Saturday.The 23-year-old goal poacher bagged a brace as Zesco reached the mini-league phase by outplaying Enugu Rangers of Nigeria 3-0 at home.United had demonstrated an encouraging never-say-die spirit in the first leg, recovering from two goals behind to force a 2-2 draw.The convincing overall triumph against Enugu came after Ndola-based Zesco stunned Africa last year by reaching the CAF Champions League semi-finals.Serb coach Zlatko Krmpotic shares the optimism of Ching’andu while believing Smouha will pose a greater threat than Recreativo Libolo of Angola or Al Hilal Obeid of Sudan.“Smouha are a good team who I know from my days as assistant coach of TP Mazembe in the Democratic Republic of Congo.“We beat them 2-0 away and 1-0 at home in the CAF Champions League, but they were no pushovers and deserve respect.”While Zesco were eliminating Enugu with greater ease than anticipated, Smouha edged South African Premiership leaders Wits in a one-goal tie settled by a penalty.Zesco are among four seeded clubs with title-holders Mazembe and former Confederation Cup winners FUS Rabat of Morocco and CS Sfaxien of Tunisia.All launch their six-matchday group campaigns with home fixtures and should make winning starts in pursuit of top-two finishes and quarter-finals places.FUS host Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), the first Ugandan club to qualify for the group stage of a CAF competition.KCCA came close to shocking title-holders Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa in the Champions League before being demoted to the Confederation Cup.Mazembe, the second most successful club in CAF competitions with 10 titles, tackle CF Mounana of Gabon in a clash between two other Champions League drop-outs.Mbabane Swallows, the first Swaziland club to make a CAF group stage, have a challenging start away to record three-time Confederation Cup winners Sfaxien.The Tunisians scored seven unanswered goals in two previous home victories and Karim Aouadhi and Senegalese Mohamed Ndoye score consistently.Like the CAF Champions League, the Confederation Cup group phase has been expanded this year for eight clubs to 16 and the prize money increased.***Additional reporting by AFPShare on: WhatsAppcenter_img READ FULL STORY HERE (click)last_img read more

The Wigan v QPR quiz

first_imgTest your knowledge by seeing how many of these five questions you can answer correctly.[wp-simple-survey-94]YTo4OntzOjk6IndpZGdldF9pZCI7czoyMDoid3lzaWphLW5sLTEzNTI0NjE4NjkiO3M6NToibGlzdHMiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MToiMyI7fXM6MTA6Imxpc3RzX25hbWUiO2E6MTp7aTozO3M6MjI6Ildlc3QgTG9uZG9uIFNwb3J0IGxpc3QiO31zOjEyOiJhdXRvcmVnaXN0ZXIiO3M6MTc6Im5vdF9hdXRvX3JlZ2lzdGVyIjtzOjEyOiJsYWJlbHN3aXRoaW4iO3M6MTM6ImxhYmVsc193aXRoaW4iO3M6Njoic3VibWl0IjtzOjMzOiJTdWJzY3JpYmUgdG8gb3VyIGRhaWx5IG5ld3NsZXR0ZXIiO3M6Nzoic3VjY2VzcyI7czoyODM6IlRoYW5rIHlvdSEgUGxlYXNlIGNoZWNrIHlvdXIgaW5ib3ggaW4gb3JkZXIgdG8gY29uZmlybSB5b3VyIHN1YnNjcmlwdGlvbi4gSWYgeW91IGRvbid0IHNlZSBhbiBlLW1haWwgZnJvbSB1cywgY2hlY2sgeW91ciBzcGFtIGZvbGRlci4gSWYgeW91IHN0aWxsIGhhdmVuJ3QgcmVjZWl2ZWQgYSBjb25maXJtYXRpb24gbWVzc2FnZSwgcGxlYXNlIGUtbWFpbCBmZWVkYmFja0B3ZXN0bG9uZG9uc3BvcnQuY29tIGFuZCB0ZWxsIHVzIHlvdSB3aXNoIHRvIHN1YnNjcmliZSB0byBvdXIgbmV3c2xldHRlci4iO3M6MTI6ImN1c3RvbWZpZWxkcyI7YToxOntzOjU6ImVtYWlsIjthOjE6e3M6NToibGFiZWwiO3M6NToiRW1haWwiO319fQ== Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Mourinho not thinking about possible emergency loan after Courtois injury

first_imgJose Mourinho has refused to be drawn on whether Chelsea would look to sign a goalkeeper on an emergency loan if the untested Jamal Blackman becomes the only fit number one.A “long-term” knee injury to first choice Thibaut Courtois means Asmir Begovic will get an extended run in the side, with 21-year old Blackman on the bench.Academy product Blackman has yet to play for the Blues, with his only first-team appearance coming for Middlesbrough against Liverpool in the League Cup during a loan spell last season.When asked if he would sign a new keeper should Begovic get injured, Mourinho said: “I would prefer not to think about that.“Our decision was the third choice would be a young English goalkeeper and we think it is a normal decision and a good decision.“Now Jamal becomes the second. He didn’t play one match in the Premier League or in the Championship but he has good potential.”Mourinho added: “The third goalkeeper is always a complicated situation.“You can be third and not sit on bench all season but you can play a big game. In my first spell Hilario played against Barcelona in the Champions League and he was the third goalkeeper.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Game 4 takeaways: Erik Karlsson’s health among a few concerns

first_imgSAN JOSE — Perhaps there was only one sight uglier than the Sharks’ start to Game 4 of the Western Conference Final against the St. Louis Blues on Friday.It was the one of defenseman Erik Karlsson on the Sharks’ bench late in the third period, lurched over in obvious discomfort.Karlsson returned late the third after the Sharks had pulled Martin Jones, attempting to tie the game with the extra attacker on the ice. But the Sharks couldn’t beat Blues goalie Jordan Binnington a second time and …last_img

500 days to 2010

first_imgSupporters of the national football teamwearing their customary headgear madefrom plastic hardhats at a match betweenBafana Bafana and Equatorial Guinea in2008.(Image: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouth Africa. For more free photos, visitthe image library.)Janine ErasmusThe Fifa World Cup is fast approaching, and 26 January 2009 marks the milestone of just 500 days until the greatest sporting spectacle in the world unfolds for the first time on African soil between 11 June and 11 July 2010.Since the announcement in 2004 by Fifa president Sepp Blatter that the World Cup would finally come to Africa, the country has been in a frenzy of planning, building, renovating, constructing and training.All sectors of industry and society are doing their bit to ensure that next year’s football world cup will be an event talked about for years to come by the estimated 26-billion cumulative global audience. An estimated three-billion viewers will watch the opening game alone.However, among citizens the day has passed quietly and uneventfully. Even Zakumi, the green-haired leopard and official mascot of the World Cup, has kept a low profile. According to the Local Organising Committee (LOC), the upcoming Confederations Cup is the most immediate priority.LOC spokesperson Richard Mkhondo said, “We would begin earnestly to actually promote the World Cup when the Confederations Cup is finished.”The most significant event of the day is expected to be the unveiling in Bloemfontein of the nine official 2010 Fifa host city posters. The launch will signal a more aggressive public marketing approach for the long-anticipated event.Growing excitementNot long ago the pessimists doubted the country’s ability to successfully host such a huge global sporting event, but recently a slowly growing confidence and excitement is becoming more evident. And of course, Fifa has backed South Africa from the outset, and continues to do so.“Africa has given the world of football so many, many talented and outstanding players, coaches, clubs and national teams,” commented Blatter, “and therefore it was justice that one day that they would host the World Cup in Africa. Now it is Africa’s time. I am very happy that in 500 days the World Cup will kick-off in South Africa. It will be a historic moment.”Construction of stadiums continues at a satisfactory pace, says the LOC. The 2009 Confederations Cup, regarded as a dress rehearsal for the big event, takes place in June 2009 and work on the four venues in the host cities of Johannesburg, Pretoria, Rustenburg and Bloemfontein is drawing steadily closer to completion.The four stadiums will be ready for the Confederations Cup, says the LOC, and construction on the remaining six venues for the World Cup is due for completion at the end of 2009. Most are around 60% to 70% complete, so the halfway mark has long been passed.The South African government had made billions available for infrastructure upgrade. R136-billion alone has been set aside for improvements to electricity networks in the nine host cities, while another R31-billion rand has been allocated for other preparations.A surge in tourist numbersSouth Africa is expecting tourist numbers to surge and according to Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism Marthinus van Schalkwyk, speaking at the launch of National Tourism Month in September 2008, the goal of having 10-million international visitors visiting the country by 2010 is well within reach. In fact, he added, it may even happen in 2009.The global financial crunch is not expected to have any negative impact on tourist numbers, as South Africa remains an affordable destination in any currency.The sentiment was echoed by Blatter, who commented, “Naturally, we might not have the same return of investment as we had at the last World Cup in 2006, but the world was a different place then. For Fifa, it’s not important to get money out of Africa, but it’s important to us that the Africans enjoy organising their own World Cup – and they will do.”Service industries in the country, such as transport, hospitality, catering and tourism, are expected to reap massive benefits, as are the many entrepreneurs who have seized the chance to become a part of the action.A number of host cities, including Johannesburg and Cape Town, are upgrading their public transport facilities and will boast state of the art bus and train rapid transport systems by the time 2010 rolls around. Major airports around the country are undergoing extensive upgrades and the new King Shaka international airport at la Mercy, north of Durban, will open in time to welcome visitors to the province.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Janine Erasmus on [email protected] articles:Colourful vuvuzelas – from kelpConfed Cup matches finalised Cape Town’s new bus system Useful links:FifaSouth African Football Association South Africa 2010 Confederations Cuplast_img read more

Mafikizolo to fly the South African flag in Davos

first_imgDavos, Saturday 23 January 2016 – South Africa’s Mafikizolo will tonight fly the South African flag high in the snow covered town of Davos, Switzerland as the 2016 World Economic Forum comes to an end.Mafikizolo’s appearance in Davos follows their outstanding performance at the World Economic Forum’s Africa meeting in Cape Town in June 2015. After their impressive artistic offering the group was invited by Prof Klaus Schwab to travel to Davos to entertain guests at the soiree to mark the end of the 2016 Forum.South African arts and culture is a critical vehicle through which the spirit of our national brand is conveyed within the country and beyond our borders. As such the role of arts and culture in building national cohesion and the economy is recognised in the National Development Plan. In 2011, South Africa’s music industry was worth R2.2 billion in sales.Follow Mafikizolo’s travels on @MafikizoloSA #SAinDavos.last_img read more

Nimsoft Provides Visibility into the Cloud

first_imgNimsoft is launching a benchmarking service today for enterprise customers that will help them define and measure the actual costs of cloud computing and monitor the performance of IT infrastructure.The benchmarking service monitors the multiple systems of an enterprise and pulls them into a unified view. These include internal systems, managed service providers, and cloud-based and Software-as-a-Service investments.The service offers visibility on where to distribute workloads, identifies problems in the infrastructure and looks at performance metrics.Cloud computing is getting so much hype these days that chief executive officers are starting to ask a lot of questions. They want to know about using Google for email and other enterprise functions. The CIO does not always have an answer. That creates a shift in the relationship, forcing some answers about budgets and an examination of the actual costs of cloud-based services to internal systems.Nimsoft is offering benchmarking services for visibility into: Google Apps for Business, Rackspace Cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and EC2,, and other services.Nimsoft also provides similar services for visibility into virtualization environments.The service is offered in two packages. Customers can purchase a software package that is installed behind the corporate firewall. Alternatively, customers can work with one of Nimsoft’s partners that work on a SaaS model.Nimsoft does the benchmarks by running direct tests, such as sending batches of email to measure how long it takes the email to get to its destination. What the benchmark does is help define the service equation. The costs are pretty clear to understand, but the value of the service is another matter. If there are three outages in the span of the month, then the email system may not be worth the drop in cost.That’s some good information to have when making a decision about a SaaS provider. Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Tags:#enterprise#Products#saas center_img alex williams 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts last_img read more

Miele’s clever oven shows how sensor tech will heat the food of the future

first_imgCate Lawrence Related Posts Anyone above a certain age will remember when household microwaves first came out. Cooking would often involve burn-inducing steaming or painting whole chickens with brown liquid so it would resemble a roasted version of itself at the dinner table. Rest assured, those days are long behind us, thanks to a “revolutionary” new cooking appliance, the Dialog oven by German company Miele.See also: What renters who want a smart home should considerLaunched at IFA 2017 this week, it’s the product of 6 years of research, including research into industrial and medical heating and cooling. Its precision cooking ability means that it can cook fish embedded in the center of a block of ice – without the ice melting. Or a tray of disparate ingredients for an entire meal, such as a leg of lamb, green asparagus, and potato wedges can enter the oven and finish cooking, done to perfection, at precisely the same time.The Dialog oven features a modular unit which generates electromagnetic waves in a specific frequency range and distributes these in the oven via two high-performance sensors.Better tasting food?As the molecules in food are arranged in different ways and even rearrange during the course of cooking, continuous adjustment of the frequency supports the cooking process. The result is better tasting food that cooks faster. The same sensors also provide the Dialog oven with feedback on the amount of energy which has been absorbed by food.The company believes that the new cooking functionalities may require some training for home cooks. Predictably, the oven comes with an accompanying app that includes food preparation videos and shopping lists and the transference of recipe times from the app to the oven. Yet it’s a notable departure from most smart kitchen tech of late that aims to make devices connected rather than improve their actual cooking ability.Let’s face it, we’ve seen some ridiculous creations over the last year including tortilla makers, juicers and stovetop. Maybe now we can get back to the science of cooking? The market launch of the Dialog oven is planned for April 2018 in Germany and Austria. It retails for about $9,500. Sure it’s a price point beyond the vast majority, but if it the technology is good, we can expect a gradual trickle down effect. Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Follow the Puckcenter_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#connected home#cooking#IFA 2017#Miele#sensor tech#smart appliances#smart kitchen#smart oven Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to…last_img read more


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