Small plane crashes in Long Island, all passengers survive

first_imgABC News(VALLEY STREAM, N.Y.) — A plane carrying three people, a pilot and two tourists from Korea, crashed into the front lawn of a home on Long Island, N.Y.The small, single-engine Cessna plane crashed into power lines around 10 p.m. Sunday. The wires suspended the aircraft about a foot from the ground, preventing it from actually striking the lawn or damaging any homes in the Valley Stream residential area.Authorities found the three survivors sitting on the curb across the street from where the plane had crashed. The pilot , Dongl Kim, 27, and passengers Hong Joo-Na, 29, and Jung Woo, 26, rented the plane at Republic Airport in Farmingdale, N.Y., in association with a local flight school, officials said.The three were on their way back from a trip to Niagara Falls and encountered dense fog. The National Weather Service had issued an advisory before the crash. The fog made Kim miss the runway a total of six times after he attempted to land at both Republic Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, according to Nassau Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder.The plane eventually ran out of fuel and clipped a local church before nosediving into the lawn of a single-family home. Nassau Police confirmed Hong was the only passenger injured and left the scene with a sprained finger.Valley Stream resident Lucila Hernandez, 20, said the crash knocked out the power in her home as well as her neighbors’. Everyone gathered at the scene to inspect the damage, she said.“It was panic,” Hernandez told ABC News. “It was the last thing I expected to see when I turned the corner. I thought people had gotten hurt or died.”Ryder denied any possibility of substance abuse issues related to the crash.“They all appear to be fine at this time,” he said.The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed to ABC News it is investigating the incident.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Basal roughness of the Institute and Möller Ice Streams, West Antarctica: Process determination and landscape interpretation

first_imgWe present a detailed analysis of bed roughness beneath Institute and Möller Ice Streams, west Antarctica, using radio-echo sounding data (RES) acquired in the austral summer of 2010/11. We assess roughness using a two-parameter approach and also assess the directionality of roughness relative to present-day ice flow. Our work highlights the wealth of additional information that resides in analyses of bed roughness. Employing these multiple approaches we show that spatially variable roughness patterns are partly a consequence of the ability of flowing ice not only to smooth the bed but also to redistribute and remove sediments, and to do this along-flow. Accordingly, we identify some fast-flow tributaries underlain by topography that has been streamlined and other tributaries that are underlain by sediments. We also identify locations that are currently protected from erosion, but where more ancient erosion may once have occurred. We conclude that detailed roughness analysis is a useful tool for landscape interpretation; and we suggest that the roughness of an ice-sheet’s bed should be viewed as the consequence not only of ancient marine sedimentation, but also as a product of more contemporary erosion and redistribution of sediments, as well as bedrock-smoothing that is ongoing because of continuing dynamic activity. In this way, basal roughness has the potential to evolve continually with ice sheet form and flow, and should not be viewed simply as a snapshot of either present-day or palaeo-basal conditions.last_img read more

Healthy Housing

first_imgA team of University of Georgia family and consumer sciences experts has earned a national award for their efforts to create healthier and safer environments for children, both at home and in daycare settings. UGA Family and Consumer Sciences Extension agents Keishon Thomas and Mitzi Parker and Extension Housing Specialist Pamela Turner were honored at the 2017 National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS) annual session in Omaha, Nebraska, on Oct. 19. They received the National and Southern Region Environmental Education Award for their work with the Rural Georgia Healthy Housing Advisory Board. The award recognizes NEAFCS members for outstanding educational programs conducted for families and/or communities on various environmental issues concerning water quality, air quality, recycling and natural resource conservation.“Rural Georgia Healthy Housing Advisory Board members focus on improving knowledge about how to make changes to the indoor environment that improve health,” said Turner, who is also an associate professor in the Department of Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics in the UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences. “Extension agents provide programs for childcare providers and parents on reducing asthma triggers and poisoning hazards. This has led to action steps that result in healthier and safer environments for children.”According to the National Human Activity Pattern Survey, Americans spend about 90 percent of their time indoors, and almost 70 percent of their time in a home. However, substandard living conditions and small nuances in the cleanliness of homes can result in respiratory illness, reproductive issues, neurological disorders and accidental injuries.The Rural Georgia Healthy Housing Advisory Board works to increase awareness of the dangers lurking in Georgia homes. Since 2013, the board has promoted healthier and safer housing conditions in Georgia, particularly for low-income, children, elderly, minorities and other vulnerable populations living in rural communities. The board prioritizes educating parents and childcare providers about reducing exposure to environmental contaminants and hazards in childcare centers.Board members include representatives from the Georgia Department of Public Health, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Houston County Habitat for Humanity, SupAid Community Resources and AT&T Pioneers. For the past two years, the board has partnered with the Georgia Healthy Housing Coalition to provide a healthy homes booth at the Georgia National Fair in Perry.“Each year, thousands of people are reached with a message about how they can make their home a safer and healthier place for themselves and their families, Turner said. “A healthy home is one that provides a safe, sufficient and sanitary living space in order to prevent disease and injury.” To make your home healthier, follow these tips from UGA Extension: Keep your home dry. Moisture creates mold and moist conditions create a welcoming environment for pests. Mold and pests can cause respiratory problems for humans and structural damage to homes.Keep your home clean. This means less clutter and more clean surfaces for you and your family. Reduce the amount of dirt inside. Dirt tracked inside from outdoors can contain lead dust, pollen, pesticides, insect fragments, and other irritating and dangerous contaminants.Keep your home ventilated. A well-ventilated home means better air quality, which means reduced exposure to mold, carbon monoxide, allergens and other contaminants.Keep your home safe. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are the leading cause of unintentional death in homes, followed by poisoning, choking, drowning and fire. Most falls can be prevented by reducing clutter and tripping hazards, and taking steps to childproof and pet-proof your home.Keep your home free of contaminants. Some common dangerous contaminants that may be found indoors are radon, lead and carbon monoxide (CO). The effects of exposure can be life-altering or even fatal. The only sure way to keep your family safe from these contaminants is to get your home tested or, for CO, install an alarm.More information and tips can be found at read more

As King of the Ring tournament makes its comeback, here are the five instances where it took the superstars to greatness

first_img First Published: 15th August, 2019 20:28 IST Just like the other top superstars, King of the Ring tournament also helped in molding HHH’s career as well. This was one of his many triumphant moments. The Game defeated Mankind for the throne and that marked the beginning of what went on to establish ‘The Hunter’ as the ‘King of Kings’. He would not only be one of the top superstars of the Attitude Era but would also become arguably the best heel of that time.1. When Booker T became the ‘King of the World’ (2006): SUBSCRIBE TO US Written By This win was indeed a turning point in Austin’s career. He defeated Jake Roberts in a high-octane match-up. The timing was right for the ‘Texas Rattlesnake’ when he had won this tournament as the top guns including the likes of Shawn Michaels, The Undertaker, Bret Hart, etc. were on top of their game. After this win, Steve never looked back as he became the top star of the Attitude Era.2. When Triple H became the ‘King of Kings’ (King of the Ring 1997): Booker T has been in the industry for three decades. Prior to his career in WWF/E, he was a five-time WCW Champion where he overcame the likes of Goldberg and Sting. However, he got two opportunities for the World Heavyweight Championship but was unsuccessful. He also got a WWE Championship title shot but could not find success there as well. But, he had managed to win the World Tag Team Championship along with Rob Van Dam and also enjoyed a good run as the United States Champion. Nonetheless, a man of his caliber deserved much more than this and his patience was rewarded in 2006 when he beat the hard-hitting Bobby Lashley in the final at Judgement Day. Booker added yet another feather in his cap when he defeated Rey Mysterio a couple of months later at the Great American Bash for the World Heavyweight Championship as he came to be known as the ‘King of the World’.READ: Summerslam 2019: Goldberg’s One-sided Contest Leaves Jack Swagger Furious, Twitter Brawl Ensues Karthik Nair WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 15th August, 2019 21:34 IST As King Of The Ring Tournament Makes Its Comeback, Here Are The Five Instances Where It Took The Superstars To Greatness The night after Summerslam 2019, commentator Micheal Cole had made an announcement this past Monday night on Raw, that the WWE’s once prestigious ‘King of the Ring’ tournament will be making a comeback It was indeed a dream year for Brock Lesnar. He started creating havoc ever since his debut after Wrestlemania XVIII. He decimated Rob Van Dam in the final to become that year’s tournament winner. This was just the beginning as the ‘Next Big Thing’ became the youngest WWE Champion in a couple of month’s time at Summerslam and then, he would also go on to emerge victorious at the Royal Rumble and Wrestlemania XIX in the following year.4. Bret Hart’s crowning moment of glory (King of the Ring 1993): Bret Hart is one of the legendary as well as the most respected superstars of professional wrestling. This was one of the best matches of the Hitman’s career as well as he fought against a strong Bam Bam Bigelow for the crown. Nonetheless, the Hall of Famer overcame this challenge and grabbed the throne. However, the interesting thing was that Hart’s crowning moment of glory came after fighting three tough superstars in a single night. Prior to his final match against  Bam Bam Bigelow, Bret Hart had overcome Razor Ramon in the quarterfinal and Mr. Perfect in the semi-final.READ: Independence Day Wishes Come In For India From The WWE; John Cena, Roman Reigns & Seth Rollins join In3. Stone Cold Steve Austin becomes a megastar (King of the Ring 1996): There is a reason why King of the Ring is WWE’s one of most premier tournaments. It has provided a big breakthrough for many superstars who have gone on to have successful careers. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at five of the pathbreaking moments.5. Brock Lesnar gets off to a dream start (King of the Ring 2002): COMMENT The night after Summerslam 2019, commentator Micheal Cole had made an announcement this past Monday night on Raw, that the WWE’s once prestigious ‘King of the Ring’ tournament will be making a comeback from next week onwards. The King of the Ring was one of the most sought after pay-per-views in the ’90s and 2000s and in fact, there used to be a special pay-per-view of its name till 2002.  FOLLOW US LIVE TV This year’s King of the Ring participants include 16 superstars i.e. eight from Raw and eight from SmackDown Live. The likes of The Miz, Ricochet, Cedric Alexander, Drew McIntyre, Cesaro, Baron Corbin, Sami Zayn, Samoa Joe (Raw) and Elias, Kevin Owens, Chad Gable, Andrade, Shelton Benjamin, Buddy Murphy, Ali and Apollo Crews (Smackdown Live) will be competing for the throne. As per reports, the final will be held at the next pay-per-view  Clash of Champions on September 15. last_img read more