Illinois man injured in roll-over accident

first_imgFRANKLIN COUNTY, Ind. — An Illinois man was airlifted from the scene of an accident in Franklin County on Monday after police say his semi overturned.According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, Jason P Huddleston, 39, of Gilman, Ill, was traveling westbound on US 52 and went off the roadway on a curve near Cummins Road.Huddleston was unable to regain control of the vehicle which rolled onto its side.He was airlifted to the University of Cincinnati Hospital for the treatment of his injuries.last_img read more

A tribute to a storied journalist

first_imgThis article has nothing to do with USC sports. For my last column of the year, I will be going on a completely personal tangent. But if you enjoyed any of the other articles I’ve written in my Daily Trojan career, then bear with me for just a bit.When I look back on my journalism career thus far, there is one question I still struggle to answer: why did my friends and I care so much about our high school newspaper?I didn’t get paid $15 every time I signed up for an article like I do now. I knew early on in my junior year that I had no intention of ever being the editor in chief of the paper. The one journalism convention we really cared about was always in November, leaving the rest of the year without anything vaguely competitive for seniors to care about.Yet from my first week on staff as a sophomore until the day I graduated, I devoted myself to the Harvard–Westlake Chronicle.There’s only one person who really knows why. It’s not God, but she almost is one in the high school journalism world.I remember being vaguely intimidated by Mrs. Neumeyer before I even met her. The adviser to our middle school magazine warned that she was pretty intense, and older students said if I wanted to be on the Chronicle staff, I would have to sell my soul to her.  But I wasn’t deterred; I knew I wanted to be on staff before I even got to the school.Sure enough, she rejected the first article I ever submitted to her — a news brief that should have been a feature.The Harvard–Westlake Chronicle was no joke. We published a 36-page issue every month — 12 pages devoted to the news, four pages of opinion, a 12-page features section and eight pages dedicated just to sports. We published the first issue of the year during the last week of summer and we published the last issue of the year Memorial Day weekend. We also ran a website, published the alumni magazine and put out a sports magazine.Putting out all that content took a lot of work. The Chronicle staff would meet together once a day during school like a normal class, then spend pretty much an entire weekend working on layout once a month. We would finish editing each issue on Monday nights and the paper would come out on Wednesdays. Those Monday night layout sessions would start right after school and usually last until 11 p.m., when the computer system at school automatically shut down. To this day, I still don’t know if that procedure was IT policy to save energy or was really just meant to prevent us from working on the paper until first period at 8 a.m. the next day. The alumni and sports magazine required additional after-school days to edit. The website required constant updating and even stayed current during summer break. If there was ever a performance, event or sports competition on campus, you could bet that a reporter was there to cover it with a camera.And we were good. The expectation every year was to win something from the National Scholastic Press Association, the California Newspaper Publishers Association of and the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. At the NSPA convention my senior year, the Chronicle was named the second best paper in show, the website was named best in show and the sports magazine was named fourth best specialty publication in show.I was very drawn to the sports section of the Chronicle. The dream job was always to be a sportscaster or sportswriter, almost as early as it was to be a professional athlete. I wanted to be on ESPN or write for Sports Illustrated one day, but I knew that just about every guy between 15 and 45 wanted to, too. If I were to ever legitimately get that chance, I would need some big breaks.The Chronicle sports section was my big break. It was my head start, my chance to prove that I really could be a good sports journalist if given the opportunity. Not only was the athletic program at our school that we covered one of the best in Southern California, but the resources we had to cover it were unheard of for a high school.We had $1,000 cameras at our disposal to take high-resolution photos and videos for our print and digital edition. We had eight whole pages in the paper devoted to sports, which I would guess is the size of most schools’ entire papers. We had our own student-run sports magazine, our own Sports Illustrated — something USC doesn’t even have.But most importantly, we had the best adviser in the country.Mrs. Neumeyer had quite the career in journalism before teaching it. She was grossly overqualified to be teaching high school journalism; my experience with the Chronicle has rivaled all that I have learned here at Annenberg.She was a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She covered the Manson murder trials for United Press International. She wrote gripping features on some of the first patients to ever be diagnosed with HIV. She had covered state politics in California since the first time Jerry Brown was governor in the 1975. She interviewed shop owners, church leaders and other common citizens who played big parts in the cleanup effort after the Rodney King riots.Yet in 1992, the same year as the Rodney King riots, Mrs. Neumeyer was hired by Harvard-Westlake to advise the school newspaper. Since then, she’s won more national distinctions than Michael Phelps has gold medals; she’s had several graduates enter the journalism profession, and she’s played a key role in the education experience of a hundreds of students who have ever been on her staff.Most staffers didn’t apply to journalism school like I did. But in the private prep-school, a top position on the school newspaper was a great resume addition. In fact, the experience for many juniors on staff could aptly be described as a rat race to see who becomes EIC, and there was always some tension at our end of the year staff party, just before Mrs. Neumeyer emailed out the upcoming year’s staff list.Yet senior year was when we cared the most about the publication, even without the major ulterior motive of resume padding.  Sure, there were a couple of people who mentally checked out to some degree after not getting the position they wanted, but by the first week of school no one cared about that drama anymore. There was a huge sense of pride in the paper and a huge sense of ownership by the senior class. We wrote almost as many stories as we delegated, we fretted over meticulous details that really nobody but us would have noticed and we stayed until 11 p.m. every Monday night layout session, often getting dinner together afterward at the nearby diner and getting home around 1 a.m.So why did we care so much? Why did we solemnly swear to publish four 32-page issues of the sports magazine, even if it meant coming in over spring break or giving up valuable second semester senior time?  Why did we redesign entire sections on Sunday nights because they just didn’t look good enough?I still don’t exactly know why, but Mrs. Neumeyer made us care. We all bought into the standard of excellence she set, and she stayed with us until we finished every issue. She drilled into us an amazing attention for detail — especially for Oxford commas, a cardinal sin in AP style — but she simultaneously didn’t micromanage. She let us make the decisions, and that’s what created that sense of ownership. Sure, there were plenty of mistakes, but she knew the whole point was for us to learn from them.Most importantly though, she made us care about each other. Some of my best friends were on that staff, and we knew our finished product represented all of us. I honestly don’t think I’d be at Annenberg, and maybe not even ’SC, if it wasn’t for her, but I’m most grateful for the relationships she helped foster in school.After 23 school years at H-W, Mrs. Neumeyer is retiring this June. On behalf of every other student that ever worked for you, wrote for you or took a picture for you, thank you.Luke Holthouse is a sophomore majoring in policy, planning and development, and broadcast and digital journalism. His column “Holthouse Party,” ran on Wednesdays.last_img read more

Ahli reconfirm Bayern friendly

first_imgAhli said they will face Bayern Munich in a friendly game in Qatar, a few weeks after announcing the cancellation of the Gulf tour.The African champions said in October they will play against Bundesliga giants Bayern and Qatar’s Al-Jaish, before declaring that the mid-season is called off for ‘financial reasons’.However, the Reds said on their website that they will be facing Bayern on January 6 in Doha and Al-Jaish two days later.An announcement has yet to be made by Bayern, who usually spend their mid-season break in the Gulf.Ahli have just clinched the CAF Champions League title after beating defending champions Esperance in the final.The Cairo giants will be taking part in the Club World Cup in Japan starting December 9 and ending a week later.last_img read more

Resurgent Man City resume title quest against in-form Wolves

first_imgMan city players in trainingManchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Pep Guardiola’s rejuvenated Manchester City face a potentially tricky challenge at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday as they continue their Premier League title defence.But the early days of 2019 suggest their uncharacteristic December collapse is firmly behind them.The final month of last year saw City lose successive league games, against relatively modest opposition in both Crystal Palace and Leicester City, following an end to their unbeaten domestic start to the campaign earlier at the beginning of December.But a victory over leaders Liverpool to kick off New Year completely rejuvenated the mood at the Etihad Stadium after City had been denied the services of injured playmaker Kevin De Bruyne for most of the first half of the campaign.And two stunning cup victories in the space of four days — albeit against lower league clubs Rotherham and Burton Albion — suggested the clinical, cutting edge that characterised City’s play during last season’s record-breaking title-winning campaign was back.Championship side Rotherham were swept aside 7-0 at the Etihad, with third division Burton suffering an even more painful fate in a lopsided first leg of League Cup semi-final, when City scored nine goals without reply.That latter victory not only all but assured City of a place in the final against Tottenham or Chelsea next month but also indicated the demanding Guardiola will not tolerate any let-up in his quest to add more silverware to the club’s trophy cabinet.– De Bruyne anger – It was a mood reflected by De Bruyne against Rotherham when he showed visible dissatisfaction at being brought off after an hour, even though City were already leading by five goals.Some reports even suggested De Bruyne refused to return to the bench to watch the remainder of the match, remaining, instead, in the City dressing room.“No, I didn’t speak with him,” said City manager Guardiola curtly, when asked if he had addressed De Bruyne’s reaction to being replaced.But given the Belgian has started just one league game so far this campaign, he is likely to be chomping at the bit to play from the kick-off against Wolves.Sergio Aguero, too, has returned after being absent since the Liverpool win due to illness and inspirational club captain and defender Vincent Kompany is another player winning his battle to be fit for Monday’s match.The general picture suggests that, having weathered a brief loss of form, City have not only returned to their clinical best but also have a number of key players hitting fitness at the right time, as Guardiola insists his squad can maintain their chase for honours on four fronts.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

Pallone Addresses High Cost of Prescription Drugs Through Proposed Legislation

first_img“Speaker (Nancy) Pelosi’s radical plan would end the current market-based system that has made the United States the global leader in developing innovative, lifesaving treatments and cures,” Stephen J. Ubl, president and CEO of The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, said in a statement. “It would fundamentally restructure how patients access medicines by giving the federal government unprecedented, sweeping authority to set medicine prices in public and private markets while importing price controls from other countries that restrict access to innovative medicines.” “We’ve known about this for years, but in the last few years, it’s just gotten even worse,” said Pallone, who was joined by three state lawmakers from Monmouth County and other supporters of his legislation. Pallone said he expected action beforethe end of 2019. “We believe that there is no issue of greater importance than that of lowering prescription drug costs for older Americans,” said Brendon Blake, interim associate state director for AARP, New Jersey. “So this is very difficult for them not to negotiate and bring these prices down to at least what’s being charged in other countries or a little more,” he said. “Because if not, then, essentially, they’re going to lose most of their profits. And that’s how we do it.” The bill, still needing a vote by the full House later this year, would allow the federal government to negotiate with drug companies on lower prices. In particular, each year the federal government would create a list of the 250 name brand drugs for which there is no generic competition and then negotiate a price reduction for 25 or more of them, Pallone said. Pallone, a former Long Branch councilman in the 1980s, was introduced by his brother John, the mayor of Long Branch, at the event publicizing the bill. AARP is also on board with the bill. “And in many cases, these countries’prices are four, five times less than whatwe pay here,” he said. “And that’s how weset a ceiling.” Pallone, the ranking Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce committee, comes from a state where pharmaceutical companies, like Merck and Johnson & Johnson, play a key role in New Jersey’s economy. As a member of Congress since 1989, he has taken in $1.4 million in campaign contributions from the pharmaceuticals and health products industry, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. “And when he actually saw this bill, heactually made a favorable comment aboutit,” Pallone said. “It may very well be thatthis is something that’s bipartisan, that wecan get passed in the Senate and that thepresident would sign.” Another feature of the Lower DrugCosts Now Act of 2019 would be to cap, at$2,000, out-of-pocket costs for prescriptiondrugs for people on Medicare. Drug companies that refuse to negotiate below that ceiling would face a penalty, starting at 65 percent of their annual gross sales, all the way up to 95 percent if they still refuse to negotiate, he said. “You know people talk about impeachment, they talk about foreign policy,” he said. “But more than any other issue, I hear about this when I go around, not just among seniors, but with the public at large.” By Philip Sean Currancenter_img Yet some of the foreign countries included in the international pricing index, like the United Kingdom, have socialized health care, where the government picks up the full tab. “There’s no arguing that prescription drug costs are an incredible weight on the shoulder of countless New Jersey residents,” he said. At a time when other issues are facing the country, including efforts by Democrats to impeach President Donald J. Trump, Pallone said he hears a lot about drug costs. “Thank you, mayor,” the elder Pallone said before delivering his remarks. But the measure has its critics. LONG BRANCH – Drug companies would have to negotiate with the federal government to lower prices for prescription medication or face steep financial penalties, under legislation Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-6) is proposing in Congress. U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-6), with Brendon Blake of AARP-New Jersey, and Assemblywoman JoannDowney (D-11), addressed seniors Oct. 7 at the Long Branch Senior Center about a prescription drug bill be is proposing in Congress.Photo by Philip Sean Curran Pallone, the leader of a House committee dealing with health care, touted the proposed bill before a group of senior citizens Oct. 7 at the Long Branch Senior Center. His measure will give the federal government, through the secretary of Health and Human Services, more of a say in the price of medication, which he said has “skyrocketed.” He cited a report by the AARP which found that the average annual cost of certain drugs went up almost 58 percent from 2012 to 2017. In terms of getting bipartisan support,Pallone noted that Trump has been criticalof drug companies and spoken of the needto bring prescription drug prices down. State Sen. Vin Gopal (D-11), standing atPallone’s side, said the bill “has the abilityto help a lot of people.” “I suspect within the next month or two, certainly by the end of the year, … the committees will vote to send an article of impeachment to the floor,” he said. “And we’ll have a vote. And I will vote to impeach the president.” He said the government would holdprices to no more than 1.2 percent ofthe average price in six countries thathave negotiated prescription drug prices,like France. Pallone, later taking questions from reporters at the Oct. 7 event, repeated his support for impeaching Trump. Democrats contend that the president sought help from the Ukrainian government to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, who is running for president, as part of a quid pro quo that involved withholding foreign aid to that Eastern European country. A series of committees in the House are probing the matter. last_img read more

Chelsea vs Bournemouth Match Summary

first_imgOn Saturday, Stamford Bridge hosted the match between Chelsea and Bournemouth in the English Premier League. The match ended in a surprise 1-0 win for Bournemouth, in what was a pretty dull affair.Team Selection and Form Frank Lampard made one change to the team that beat Lille in the Champions League on Tuesday. Mason Mount was reintroduced into the starting lineup for Mateo Kovačić. The Blues were in a mixed run of form in all competitions. They came into this game after a 2-1 win against Lille but were beaten in their last three of their four Premier League games.Bournemouth, on the other side, was without a host of important players for this game. Adam Smith, Charlie Daniels, David Brooks, Liam Kelly, Callum Wilson, Nathan Ake and Steve Cook were all out for this game, meaning the Cherries had to pick some players that haven’t yet featured this season. They have lost 5 straight games in the league and looked like they were set for a sixth defeat in the row.SummaryChelsea were looking for a win that would consolidate their place in the top four of the Premier League. The Blues started brightly and on the front foot. They had more possession and more shots in the first half but were unable to create any real chances. Mason Mount’s chance was the only chance that the home side managed to create in the first half. Frank Lampard would not be satisfied with how the first half went. Bournemouth proved to be dangerous on the counter-attack with the pace of Ryan Fraser and Joshua King.In the second half, Chelsea upped the tempo and tried to create opportunities for their first goal. Their efforts were not rewarded with many major chances. The biggest chance for the Blues fell to Emerson, who missed a header from point-blank. As the Blue pushed on and tried to get the winner, the guests posed a threat on the counter. The reward came for the in the 84th minute, when Ryan Gosling capitulated on a good counter-attack for the Cherries. The home side was stunned. They tried to push for an equalizer but managed to create no real opportunities. The most dangerous chance fell to Mateo Kovačić, whose shot from just outside the penalty box was saved comfortably by Ramsdale. This meant that a surprise victory headed to Bournemouth, rubbing salt into the wounds of Lampard’s team that were scarred by the defeat at the hands of West Ham. StatisticsShots: 18-11Possession: 68%-32%Corners: 9-4Fouls: 9-14For more betting tips, please visit ProTipster for football accumulator tips. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youThe Family Breeze18 Ways To Educate And Protect Your Kids From Internet DangerThe Family BreezeUndoHealth & Human Research10 Foods To Never Eat If You Have High Blood PressureHealth & Human ResearchUndoHearty Aging7 Tinnitus Symptoms You Are Probably IgnoringHearty AgingUndo100newspaper.xyzTop 10 Most Strange Looking Birds In The World100newspaper.xyzUndoVillas for Sale | Search AdsVillas for Sale in Goa Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkVillas for Sale | Search AdsUndoFlats for Sale | Search AdsApartments For Sale in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkFlats for Sale | Search AdsUndoWomanitely10 Wonderful Foods That Will Give You Great SkinWomanitelyUndoFood Prevent5 Foods to Lower Blood Pressure NaturallyFood PreventUndolast_img read more

South African chefs at large

first_imgSouth African chefs are coming into their own, dominating teams in international cook-offs, winning places in posh restaurants – and some of them starting their own restaurants.Local chefs are coming into their own. (Image: Brand South Africa)Brand South Africa reporterIt was not so long ago that all the top-level chefs in South Africa were imported from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and France. But local chefs are coming into their own now, dominating the teams in international cook-offs, winning places in posh restaurants – and some of them starting their own restaurants.There are a number of South African chefs who can boast a high profile among South Africans. Among them:In Cape Town: Garth Stroebel at the Mount Nelson; Barak Hirschowitz at Tides at The Bay Hotel; Garth Shnier at the Arabella Sheraton Group’s Western Cape Hotel and Spa at Kleinmond; Graeme Shapiro at The Restaurant; and Janet Telian at the Savoy Cabbage.In Johannesburg they include Bruce Burns at Lutyens; Stefano Strafella at the Saxon; Michael Broughton at Broughtons in Sandton; Steven Benson at the Sandton Hilton; and Gaetano Sgroi at the Park Hyatt.The team of Daniel and Karine Leusch at La Madeleine in Pretoria win awards year after year. Marc Guebert at the Ile de France in Johannesburg was one of the first celebrity chefs in the country. The executive chef at Linger Longer in Johannesburg, Walter Ulz, has just celebrated his 25th anniversary at this finest of restaurants.Master chef Lucas Ndlovu still draws the gourmets to the Coach House in Agatha in the Northern Province, 12 years on. Paula Nel is guest chef presenter on Top Billing, while Citrum Khumalo of the Compass group performs the same function on Radio Metro.The country’s best-known chef is Bill Gallagher, current chairman of the South African Chefs Association, past president and honorary life president of the World Association of Cooks Societies, and food and beverage director of the Southern Sun group.The Association puts together national teams which compete at international culinary competitions. The South African team has won medals in every international competition, both individual and team events, since its debut in 1980, when the team won five individual gold medals in the IKA Culinary Olympics.At the IKA Hoga Culinary Olympics in Frankfurt, the team walked away with 15 medals and in the Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg, golds in both the hot and cold competitions.A local chef, Eric van Dam, achieved second place in the Chaine des Rotisseurs Young Chef of the Year competition in 1987 in Spain, and a year later won second place in the Masterchef Junior World Challenge. For a full list of achievements by South African chefs, see below.The South African professional culinary scene goes beyond honours and celebrity. In keeping with the country’s history, and the remaining gap between rich and poor, it was Bill Gallagher, before his tenure as president of the World Association, who suggested a World Cooks Tour for Hunger – now a mainstay of World Association activities.The first tour, in August 1993, brought 118 chefs from five continents to Johannesburg at their own expense to train hotel and restaurant staff and to host fund-raising events, from demonstrations and competitions to street parties for underprivileged children. The chefs also cooked for shelters for street children. The tour and a special book commemorating it raised a good deal of money for South African non-governmental organisations Operation Hunger and the Valley Trust.The concept has continued, with subsequent tours elsewhere. In 1999, for example, the World Association staged its Tour for Hunger in Scotland to benefit Save the Children. The South African team was among international chefs who arrived to do their part.International competitionsSouth Africa has a much-decorated history of participation in international competitions, both at individual and team levels.TEAM EVENTS1980 (South Africa’s debut) – IKA Culinary Olympics – five individual gold medals and an overall fourth placing in the hot competition1983 – Torquay Gastronomic Festival – Won team trophy, two silver medals and two bronzes and were placed fourth out of eight teams1984 – Hotelympia – Two gold medals, a silver and a special merit award1984 – IKA Culinary Olympics in Frankfurt – 11 gold medals, three silvers, two bronzes and overall prize for best junior chef of the entire competition1987 – American Culinary Classic in Chicago – A silver medal behind Canada in the cold display and a gold in the hot event1988 – IKA Hoga – Three teams sent; the junior team won five bronzes, the city team won four golds and the national team won five golds and two bronzes1989 – Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg – Six gold medals in the hot kitchen and six silvers in the cold kitchen1990 – Gastroprag cooking competition in Czechoslovakia – Six silver medals and 14 gold medals1991 – American Culinary Classic – Silver medal in the hot kitchen and gold medal in the cold kitchen1992 – IKA Hoga Culinary Olympics in Frankfurt – 15 Olympic medals and world champions in the Hot Kitchen (alias Restaurant of Nations)1993 – International Culinary Competition: Taste of Canada – Bronze in the hot competition and three silvers and a bronze in the individual cold events1994 – Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg – Golds in the hot and cold competitions1995 – Malta Open Cookery Championships – Eight individual and two team events brought three golds, three silvers, a bronze and two trophies1997 – World Culinary Grand Prix (Scothot) in Glasgow – Three medals and a diploma1998 – Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg – Silver medals in the hot and cold competitionsINDIVIDUAL EVENTS1986 – Mary Taylor achieved fourth place in the Salon Culinaire in Germany1987 – Eric van Dam achieved second place in the Chaine des Rotisseurs Young Chef of the Year in San Sebastian in Spain, achieving second place, a single point behind Germany. This is the best result to date by any South African in this competition1988 – Masterchef Junior World Challenge, held in South Africa – Eric van Dam awarded second place, earning him a stint in Lyon working under Paul Bocuse1989 – Gordon Fraser placed fourth in the International Culinary Grand Prix Auguste Escoffier in Lisbon1989 – Heinz Brunner placed third, winning six trophies and a win for his dessert in the Concours Auguste Escoffier in Nice1990 – Bill Gallagher placed third in the Concours Auguste Escoffier in Nice1992 – Manfred Reinhard placed fourth in the Concours Auguste Escoffier in Nice1997 – World Junior Chef Challenge – Gregg Oosthuizen awarded second place1998 – Individual World Championship in Melbourne – won by Steven BensonBibliographyRainbow Cuisine by Lannice Snyman (S&S, 1998)Flavours of South Africa by Peter Veldsman (Tafelberg, 1998)Funa: Food from Africa by Renata Coetzee (Butterworth & Co, 1982)The South African Culinary Tradition by Renata Coetzee (Struik, 1977)Indian Delights edited by Zuleikha Mayat (Women’s Cultural Group, several editions between 1961 and 1996)Traditional Cookery of the Cape Malays by Hilda Gerber (AA Balkema, 1957)Cooking from Cape to Cairo: A Taste of Africa by Dorah Sithole (Tafelberg, 1999)Cass Abrahams Cooks Cape Malay (Metz Press, 1995)Treat the Troops (no editor credited, CUM books, Roodepoort, 1983)Simply South Africa by Elaine Hurford (Struik, 2000)Encyclopaedia of Southern Africa compiled by Eric Rosenthal (Frederick Warne & Co Ltd, London, 1970 – fifth edition)Originally published March 2002Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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Women an untapped resource to fill pilot and technician demand.

first_imgAccording to Boeing’s 2018 Pilot & Technician Outlook, the industry will need 790,000 new civil aviation pilots and 754,000 new maintenance technicians to fly and maintain the world fleet over the next 20 years. WOMEN remain a great untapped resource in the aviation industry as the sector enters an era of significant demand for pilots and technicians,  a senior executive with US aerospace giant Boeing believes.Increasing middle incomes in emerging economies and the rise of low-cost carriers is helping to drive an increasing global demand for pilots and aviation technical staff, opening up substantial opportunities for women and young people to join the industry.The US plane-maker predicts the world will need 617,000 new commercial airline pilots, 679,000 new maintenance technicians and 814,000 new cabin crew to fly and maintain the global fleet to 2035.“Fifty percent of demand is untapped in the female population,’’ Boeing Flight Services vice president Sherry Carbary said during a recent visit to a flight training facility in Brisbane, Australia. “I can only speak for the US, because that’s where the numbers are solid, but only 6 per cent of pilots are women and three per cent of the technicians are women.“And if you assume it’s about the same, if not even worse in the rest of the world, you’ve got a lot of opportunity for women to help fill the need.’’Carbary is something of a role model herself. She leads la global operation of more than 1200 employees and is responsible for pilot, technician and cabin safety training, and simulator services across 15 training campuses on six continents.  Other roles have included vice president of strategic management with Boeing Commercial Airplanes as well as the company’s business director and deputy vice president of international sales. She is optimistic that the increasing technological sophistication of aircraft and the complex software they employ is making aviation more attractive not just to women but young people in general. The industry lost some of its lustre for the younger generation with the tech boom and the emergence of companies such as Microsoft and Amazon.”Everyone was getting worried that all the kids were going to go in that direction,’’ she said. “A lot of them did but I think then you have the advent of the 787 and the A350 — these highly technologically-advanced airplanes — and the excitement around it and the growth of the market.  I mean, you’ve got a job for life. “So I think we’re pulling people back into it (aviation) and as long as that continues I’m not too worried.’’From the perspective of tapping into the potential of women, Carbary said there were already signs of an increasing number of women in classrooms.She said that historically aviation had been a male-dominated industry and “there was that macho thing to be a pilot”.“And that’s changing,’’ she said. “Like you said, it’s becoming much more software-oriented, the airlines have been much more accommodating to women to get them to join and I think we’ll see that continue.  It’s exciting.’’A regional breakdown of the Boeing forecast shows the Asia-Pacific will lead the industry with the need for 248,000 new pilots and 268,000 new technicians over the two decades.This will include 111,000 pilots and 119,000 technicians in China while Southeast Asia will require 62,000 pilots and 67,000 technicians.The forecast sees 13,000 pilots and 17,000 technicians needed in Oceania, 21,000 pilots and 26,000 technicians in Northeast Asia and 41,000 pilots and 39,000 technicians in South Asia.This compares with 112,000 pilots and 127,000 technicians in North America, 104,000 pilots and 118,000 technicians in Europe and 58,000 pilots and 66,000 technicians in the Middle East.Carbary said the pilot and technician outlooks were accurate over a 20 -year period but conceded it was harder to predict “the ins and outs of the cycles and retirements’’ in the shorter term.But she believes this a great time to look at becoming a pilot or a maintenance technician. “It’s a great career,’’ she said. “It’s a high-tech industry, you’re getting to travel the world and work on an amazing airplane. There should be all kinds of people excited about it, especially in these emerging economies that have never been exposed to this kind of technology and capability before. “Who wouldn’t want to be in aviation?”Steve Creedy travelled to Brisbane courtesy of Boeing.last_img read more

2011 Tasmania Club Championships and Junior State Cup

first_imgTouch Football Tasmania has introduced a new tournament to its state program in 2011, with the Club Championships to be held on Saturday, 19 November at Prospect Park, Launceston. The Club Championships is a new initiative designed to increase participation and create an opportunity for both a high standard of competition, as well as social participation. The event will see teams compete across three divisions – Men’s division one, Women’s Open and Men’s division two. Sunday will see the 2011 Junior State Cup take place again at Prospect Park, with six divisions competing in the event. Teams at the Junior State Cup will be eager to take to the fields on Sunday, following last year’s event being cancelled due to bad weather. The under 18’s Girls division has been added to the line-up and will join the 12’s Girls, 16’s Girls, 12’s Boys, 14’s Boys and 16’s Boys at the event. There will also be a focus on referee and coaching development across the tournament, with Touch Football Australia National Referee Panel member Ian Matthew in attendance at the event. To keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2011 Club Championships and Junior State Championships, please visit the following read more

Brad Mitchell

first_imgBrad has been president of the Hill Hornets Touch since 2010 where he has successfully grown the club’s participation from 7 teams to over 160 teams over 7 years. Brad began at the Hawkesbury Hawkes where he was president for 10 years before moving to the Hills Hornets region where he established one of the fastest growing touch football clubs in the country. He continues to be a positive example within the Touch Football community, by ensuring the club participates in events including Relay for Life and Clean Up Australia Day. Brad is a referee, coach, selector and elite level player who has received numerous awards over the years for his continued involvement and tremendous service to our sport.last_img read more