Ohio State sophomore forward Dakota Joshua surveys the defense against Wilfrid-Laurier in an exhibition at the Schottenstein Center on Oct. 2, 2016. Credit: Ric Kruszynski | Ohio State AthleticsOhio State men’s hockey coach Steve Rohlik’s message to his team in the offseason was clear: A fast start to the season will be a key factor in the team having an opportunity at postseason play. The Buckeyes did just that in their exhibition game on Sunday at Value City Arena inside the Schottenstein Center by jumping all over the Wilfrid-Laurier Golden Hawks from the get-go.With the help of two first-period goals from sophomore forward Dakota Joshua, OSU defeated Wilfrid-Laurier 9 – 2. Yes, it was just an exhibition, but Rohlik said he was pleased with the team’s offensive attack in the early period.“We talked a lot about getting out there, and the guys were anxious to play against somebody else besides themselves,” Rohlik said. “Just trying to get out there and throw the first punch, get out there, get after it, that was kind of our focus today.”Joshua would come back in the second period to tack on another goal to his already impressive performance, topping off a hat trick. Joshua added an assist on a second-period goal by sophomore defender Tommy Parran, for a total of four points on the day.“I was fortunate enough to get two in the first,” Joshua said. “It was a little weird being the first game back from a long break so it was nice to see the first one go in.”Sophomore forward John Wiitala had four points as well, and newcomer forward Tanner Laczynski had three points on Sunday. The Buckeyes registered 50 shots on net.Being selected in the sixth round of the 2016 NHL draft by the Philadelphia Flyers, Laczynski is being asked by the coaching staff to fill a big role for an OSU team that has postseason aspirations. Joshua said that the youngster didn’t have any deer-in-the-headlights looks out there in his first game action.“He knows, in his head, that he has a big role to fill, so it was good to see him go out in the first game — even though it was an exhibition — and do what he needed to do,” Joshua said. “Hopefully that will give him a little jump start.”Concerning the defense, Rohlik stuck with his pairs of defensemen that he ended last year with. Senior captain defensemen Josh Healey and Drew Brevig possess the most experience on the back line, but each of them was paired with sophomores Tommy Parran and Sasha Larocque, respectively.Twelve out of 26 OSU players are sophomores or freshmen, and one particular pairing that showed OSU’s youth was the duo of freshmen defensemen Matt Miller and Gordi Myer. Healey said he believes the coaching staff has figured out its six defensemen for the regular season, but Sunday’s game provided an opportunity for the freshmen to compete for a spot in the lineup.Earlier in the week, Rohlik said the penalty kill and powerplay units will be crucial this year for the Buckeyes. On Sunday, OSU was 2-for-5 on the powerplay, but did allow a goal on the kill.The Scarlet and Gray ranked near the bottom of the NCAA in penalty kills last year, which Healey said he believes caused several results in ‘15-’16.“It’s definitely been something we have worked on and have been working on,” he said. “We had a lot of one-goal games last year that came down to penalty kill and powerplay either not capitalizing or giving up a goal. This year, we are definitely focusing more on that.”The Buckeyes will switch its focus to the regular season and No. 3 Denver, the team’s first opponent on Friday.
Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer speaks to the media on Dec. 28 prior to the 2017 Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorUrban Meyer has spent the past six seasons as Ohio State’s head coach and the university plans to have him lead the Buckeyes at least five more seasons.With Meyer’s contract set to expire in three years, Athletic Director Gene Smith sat down with the coach after the Cotton Bowl and discussed an extension. At a press conference Wednesday morning, Smith said Ohio State will add two seasons to Meyer’s contract to extend it through the 2022-23 season, when Meyer will be 58 years old. Smith did not specify how much Meyer would make with the extension. “We’re going to sign an extension here soon because the university has been good enough to extend something to me,” Meyer said.Smith made a recommendation to President Michael Drake that Meyer’s contract be extended, a motion Drake supported for Smith to pursue. Smith will present the Board with the extension in April.Smith said it is typical for coaches to receive extensions once their contracts have three or less years remaining, regardless of the sport.“But once we got south of that four years, it’s typical, I don’t care where you are, for that issue to come up about ‘He’s not going to be there when [a recruit is] a senior,’” Smith said. “It’s simple. That’s the way it’s always been. So yes, when that came up, I knew it was going to come up, it was just a matter of getting it done.”Smith said Meyer needed the extension so his remaining years are not used against him on the recruiting trail. Five-star offensive tackle prospect and Clemson signee Jackson Carman said Tiger head coach Dabo Swinney said Meyer is on the back end of his career.“He’s got three years left and it probably hurts in recruiting, so we need to sit and I brought it to him and said, ‘Hey, we need to talk about an extension in order to alleviate some of those concerns,” Smith said. “I know how healthy he is, how excited he is to be here. So, we just need to deal with that.”Meyer made $6.4 million in base salary last season. Smith said Meyer’s extension will not be in the range of Alabama’s Nick Saban, who made $11,132,000 last season, and Jimbo Fisher, who signed a 10-year, $75-million contract with Texas A&M. At a Board of Trustees’ Talent and Compensation meeting on Thursday, Smith called Alabama’s coaching salaries a “reactionary type of management” and said Fisher’s contract is “so ridiculous.” He also said he disregards outliers, such as Saban’s and Fisher’s contracts because they are outliers. On Wednesday, he said he did not believe in 10-year contracts.Meyer has compiled a 73-9 record in his six seasons as Ohio State’s head coach. The Buckeyes went 12-2 last year and finished the season with a victory against USC in the Cotton Bowl.
3:31 Unbelievable. The Cryptographer’s Panel at @RSAConference 2019 is missing Adi Shamir (the “S” in RSA), who was unable to secure a US visa. Adi in a video to #RSAC: “Perhaps it’s time we rethink the question of how and where we organize our major scientific conference.” pic.twitter.com/xBnKzEEFtG— Mathew J Schwartz (@euroinfosec) March 5, 2019 4 Now playing: Watch this: Share your voice More on the RSA Conference Shamir also suggested that if he, a well-known and award-winning security expert, couldn’t get a US visa, then it might be time to rethink where scientific conferences are held. Shamir is the Borman Professor of Computer Science at Israel’s Weizmann Institute. He’s well-known for his work on the RSA cryptosystem as well as identity-based cryptography. He’s also a regular speaker on the cryptographers panel at the RSA conference each year. The Department of State declined to comment. Shamir didn’t respond to a request for comment. Some Twitter users are shocked by Shamir’s situation, saying it’s “unbelievable” he couldn’t attend the conference. FBI chief says US law enforcement will keep indicting… Adi Shamir Gabriel Bouys/Getty Images A co-founder of cybersecurity company RSA who also co-developed its public key cryptography algorithm couldn’t make it to the RSA Conference in San Francisco this year. It seems he couldn’t get a visa from the US government.In a video message played at the major cybersecurity gathering, Israeli cryptography expert Adi Shamir — the “S” in RSA — said he hadn’t received a response to his request for a tourist visa, despite having applied two months ago. Bloody hell, Adi Shamir isn’t on the crypto panel because he couldn’t get a visa. What idiocy is this? #RSAC— Iain Thomson (@iainthomson) March 5, 2019 Visa Tech Industry Security Politics Security Cameras Tags Comments FBI head Christopher Wray: We can’t let criminals hide behind encryption Facebook, Twitter: We spot trolls based on how they act, not their posts
Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailPolice are appealing for witnesses after a man was killed after being hit by a train yesterday. Emergency services were called to Nantwich on Wednesday evening and the man, who police said was in his 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene. The incident led to long delays on railways in Cheshire and the surroundingarea. A British Transport Police spokesman said: “Yesterday evening officers were called to Nantwich following reports of a person hit by a train. “A man in his 50s was pronounced dead at the scene. His family have been informed. “This incident is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner. “If you witnessed this incident then please contact us. “If you need support then we can help in arranging this. “Call 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016.” Earlier today a second man died after being hit by a train near Sandwell and Dudley Railway Station – causing delays between Stoke-on-Trent, Stafford and Crewe and Birmingham. Read MoreM6 sliproad to be closed for two nights Speaking about that incident, a West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Sadly, a man has been confirmed dead at the scene of an incident at Sandwell and Dudley Railway Station. “An ambulance, a paramedic officer and the WMAS HART team were sent to the scene after a call at 7.10am this morning. “Ambulance staff responded in 7 minutes but sadly nothing could be done to save the him.”
18Mar Governor signs Rep. Bumstead’s bill supporting Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund projects Gov. Rick Snyder recently signed legislation that allocates over $24 million from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) for 69 projects to benefit Michigan’s residents and natural resources.State Rep. Jon Bumstead sponsored House Bill 4078, now Public Act 7, which authorizes the MNRTF to support 25 acquisition projects and 44 development projects for public recreation or protection of resources and wildlife in 40 counties across the state.“These projects will serve to protect Michigan’s invaluable natural resources and provide the chance for residents and visitors to explore our state’s abundant recreational opportunities,” said Rep. Bumstead, R-Newaygo. “The funds are necessary for local governments to be able to expand and develop their communities, as well as protect vital resources.”The MNRTF is a constitutionally created fund that can only be used to provide financial assistance to local units of government and the Department of Natural Resources to obtain and develop land for outdoor recreation projects and the protection of natural resources. It is funded by annual revenues from the development of publicly owned mineral resources.Applications for assistance from the MNRTF are accepted annually from local governments and recommendations are made by the MNRTF Board. Projects are then submitted to the Legislature for approval and appropriation of funds.For more information on the MNRTF visit www.michigan.gov/dnr-grants.### Categories: News
Sky Italia has agreed an exclusive programming deal with HBO as it prepares its own version of the UK’s Sky Atlantic channel.This will see shows such as True Detective and Boardwalk Empire broadcasting on the new Sky Italia’s channel, Sky Atlantic HD.The deal mirrors the agreement BSkyB has with HBO in the UK, where Sky Atlantic is informally known as the ‘Home of HBO’.In Italy, Sky Atlantic will at launch be the exclusive home of the fourth seasons of Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire, with Matthew McConaughey police drama True Detective and Cinemax Banshee joining the line-up in coming months.“HBO is by far one of the world leaders in producing fantastic scripted programming, with series and movies that over the years turned into a social and cultural phenomena worldwide,” said Andrea Scrosati, executive VP, programming at Sky Italia. “So we are incredibly proud of Sky Atlantic HD making its debut by also featuring HBO-branded excellence that we believe is exactly what our subscribers were looking for.”The HBO programming will sit alongside original European and Italian commissions, he added.“In similar arrangements around the globe, both sides have benefitted greatly and we anticipate that will once again be the case here,” said Charles Schreger, president, programming sales, HBO.As of December 2013, 21st Century Fox-owned Sky Italia had 4.76 million subscribers.
First, the bad news… The selling is likely not over. The capitulation process may not be completed. Overall momentum remains down. How low can gold and silver go? One can view all sorts of chart patterns and technical signals, and while a few will eventually be correct at calling the bottom, we prefer not to base our decisions on this type of strategy, starting with the fact that there are many different interpretations and too much variance in the predictions. What we do know is that given that capitulation is under way, the selling will overshoot to the downside, just like surges can overshoot to the upside. Our response should be to prepare to take advantage of that situation. Sentiment has shifted to negative. All the headlines and stories about gold are negative and bearish. It will take a while for these investors to reenter the market, especially those who just sold for a loss. This won’t be a years-long process in the making, but it likely won’t happen in a month, either. The implication here is that patience will be required on the part of committed precious-metals investors. Now the good news… We’ve seen this before. Remember the autumn of 2008, when gold fell 28%? In the spring of 2006, the price dropped 22%. And as we’ve pointed out before, many proclaimed in 1976 that gold was over when it fell a dramatic 47%. None of these selloffs dictated the end of the gold bull market. That won’t be the case this time around, either. A panicked shakeout is just that. The fundamental case for gold is growing, not diminishing. In spite of the downtrend in the price, the conditions that support the long-term bull market are increasing in importance. The US and Japan alone will flood the world with almost $2 trillion over the next 12 months. Europe’s problems have not been solved, and the Eurozone teeters on the edge of a recession. And did you know that not one G20 country currently has a balanced budget? The current fiscal and monetary path of many major countries remains unsustainable, and no amount of selling by traders and hedge fund managers has changed that. One might argue that these issues now have a diminished effect on the gold market. Regardless of whether that’s true, the effects of these actions have not played out. There is no easy way out of the corner our political leaders have painted themselves into. In other words, the damage has already been done to our fiscal and monetary state. The endgame to our debt situation hasn’t changed. When the ramifications begin setting in, it will be imperative that we all have meaningful exposure to gold. In the end, fundamentals always win. In spite of the selloff, the long-term trend is still intact. Keep your eye on the big picture. A lifetime buying opportunity is shaping up. We’re not exaggerating by stating that. Given the waterfall decline in both precious metals and equities, investors with the courage to act and the cash to deploy will not just be rewarded, but could very well change their financial futures. The chance for enormous gains will be remarkable. As a result, some of you reading this will, frankly, get rich, especially those who have exposure to the best junior gold stocks. Sadly, not all will realize this level of profit; while there are a lot of reasons for that, the biggest is because they won’t have the two Cs – cash and courage. I hope you will be among those in the first camp. I’ll leave you with a quote from one of the most successful fund managers in the US, which was made while gold was in the midst of its dramatic selloff. It captures exactly how we feel about the current situation – and I hope yours: “You should love this if you’re a long-term holder of gold, or a believer in gold as a currency – you can buy your insurance cheaper,” said Mark Fisher, CEO of MBF Clearing Corp. “A long-term buying opportunity is near.” Recent market actions have left many staunch gold advocates uncertain about what’s ahead… not to mention how to invest wisely for both the short and long term. What gold assets are the best to buy? Should investors be buying today or holding for further drops? These questions and others will be addressed in a free online webinar from Casey Research and TheStreet. Featuring legendary contrarian speculator Doug Casey, Sprott Chairman and founder Eric Sprott, TheStreet founder Jim Cramer, and others, GOLD: Dead Cat or Raging Bull? will give you information you need to set your portfolio up for life-changing gains. Conditions are setting up for a rare opportunity to reap astonishing profits. Don’t miss out: register today for the webinar, which premiers Tuesday, June 25 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
– “They Called Him God of the Markets” Back in the 1700s, a Japanese rice farmer named Munehisa made 100 winning trades in a row. For this, he was deemed “God of the Markets.” Recently, a British accountant living in America reached 128 winning full-cycle trades in a row before experiencing a loss. But this Brit doesn’t trade rice. He specializes in a unique subset of the stock market and is now teaching regular Americans how to “game” Wall Street. To learn more, click here. — Recommended Links Electronic Dollars And now, Mr. Summers wants us to bring our cash to the town square. Instead of $100 bills, he wants to force us to use electronic notations faithfully recorded in a federally regulated bank. Have you ever seen one of these “electronic dollars,” dear reader? We have not. We don’t know what they look like. And we’re deeply suspicious of the whole thing. The European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan – along with central banks in Denmark, Sweden, and Switzerland have already imposed a negative interest rate “tax” on the accounts commercial banks hold with them (known as “reserve accounts”). These central banks are hoping banks will pass on this new tax to their customers. This has already happened in Switzerland… As colleague Chris Lowe told Bonner & Partners Family Office members at our recent annual meeting in Rancho Santana in Nicaragua, Alternative Bank Schweiz (ABS) will begin charging a negative interest rate on customers’ deposits this year. ABS will levy an annual penalty of 0.125% on deposits of less than 100,000 Swiss francs ($101,173) and an annual penalty of 0.75% on deposits of more than 100,000 Swiss francs. Essentially, ABS is charging its customers to keep their money on deposit. If you put $1 million in the bank, at 0.75% negative interest, you come back a year later and you have $992,500 left. The bank has confiscated the other $7,500. At a negative rate of, say, 3%… you pay $30,000 a year just to keep your money on deposit. It sounds like a scam… Governments abolish cash. You have no choice but to leave your savings on deposit. And you’re forced to pay banks for storing your money. Cash Outlaw But wait… Banks are not really storing “your” money at all. A bank deposit is an IOU from your bank. There is no cash vault backing it up… Just 1s and 0s on a database somewhere. If the bank decides not to give you “your” money, you’re out of luck. It’s as though someone offers to store your cherry pie. Then he goes and eats the pie, promising to give you one just like it when you want it. He then has the cheek to charge you every month for “storing” the pie. And when you want it, he won’t be able to give it to you. “I don’t have any baking powder. You’ll have to come back tomorrow,” he says. Or, “I’m sorry. But the federal government has declared cherries an endangered species. I’m not allowed to give you your pie back. It was very tasty, though.” How much could this electronic pie be worth anyway… if you have to pay someone to eat it for you? Imagine the automobile you have to pay someone to drive away. Or the rental unit you have to pay someone to live in. When you have to pay someone to take it off your hands, you can imagine how much your money is really worth. And when your bank – or the Deep State – wants to confiscate your money, who will stop it? At least if you have your money in cold hard cash, they will have to come and physically get it from you. When it is “in the bank” – existing as nothing but electronic account balances – all they have to do is push a button. That’s what happened in Cyprus. The banks were going to the wall. So, they confiscated deposits to help make themselves whole again. Who will stop the same thing from happening in America? The judge the Deep State appointed? The police on the Deep State’s payroll? The politicians the Deep State bought and paid for? When cash is outlawed… only outlaws will have cash. And we intend to be among them. Regards, Editor’s Note: When the Fed wants to confiscate your money, who will stop it? In today’s Weekend Edition, Agora founder Bill Bonner explains that holding paper cash is the only way to protect your money from the Deep State. Bill originally wrote this essay on February 17, 2016, in Bill Bonner’s Diary. By Bill Bonner, editor, The Bill Bonner Letter Harvard economist Larry Summers is a reliable source of claptrap. And a frequent spokesman for the Deep State. To bring new readers up to speed, voters don’t get a say in who runs the country. Instead, a “shadow government” of elites, cronies, lobbyists, bureaucrats, politicians, and zombies – aka the Deep State – is permanently in power. Put simply, it doesn’t matter which party is in power; the Deep State rules. Want to know what the Deep State is up to now? Read Larry Summers. “It’s time to kill the $100 bill,” he wrote in The Washington Post (another reliable source of claptrap). Control, Tax, Confiscate The Deep State wants you to use money it can easily control, tax, and confiscate. And paper currency is getting in its way… France has already banned residents from making cash transactions of €1,000 ($1,114) or more. Norway and Sweden’s biggest banks urge the outright abolition of cash. And there are plans at the highest levels of government in Israel, India, and China to remove cash from circulation. Deutsche Bank CEO John Cryan predicts that cash “probably won’t exist” 10 years from now. And here is Mr. Summers in The Washington Post: Illicit activities are facilitated when a million dollars weighs 2.2 pounds as with the 500 euro note rather than more than 50 pounds, as would be the case if the $20 bill was the high denomination note. He proposes “a global agreement to stop issuing notes worth more than, say, $50 or $100. Such an agreement would be as significant as anything else the G7 or G20 has done in years.” What makes Mr. Summers so confident that a ban on Ben Franklins would be a good thing? It turns out that a research paper – presented by Peter Sands, the former CEO of British bank Standard Chartered, and published for the Harvard Kennedy School of Government – says so. Idiotic Ideas “High-denomination notes,” said the report, “play little role in the functioning of the legitimate economy, yet a crucial role in the underground economy.” Mr. Sands should know about hiding money. While he was CEO, New York’s top financial regulator threatened to strip Standard Chartered of its banking license. It claimed the bank “schemed” with the Iranian government to hide at least 60,000 illegal transactions – involving at least $250 billion. Here at the Diary, we don’t pretend to know how to improve the world. We just know what we like. And we don’t like other people telling us what to do. Last year, we traveled all around the world. We went where we wanted to go. We did more or less what we wanted to do. Rarely did we feel that someone was bossing us around. But back in the USA… “Take your belt off. Take your shoes off. Anything in your pockets? Take it out…” “Turn on lights. Fasten seat belts. Turn on windshield wipers.” This morning, walking through the park, we found this sign: Curb Your Pets Not just a courtesy to your neighbors IT’S THE LAW People who insist you follow their ideas are always the same people whose ideas are idiotic. “Always do the opposite of what they tell you to do,” said a friend in France whose father was mayor of a small town during World War II. “There had been ‘an incident,’” he explained. “I think the Resistance had killed a German soldier in the area. It was that time, late in the war, when the Nazis were retaliating against civilians. So, they told my father to get everyone in town to assemble in the town square. “Instead, my father told everyone to run for the woods. They all did. They were lucky. They survived the war.” Make Your Dream Retirement Your Reality Your own cottage on a quiet beach… an apartment in a vibrant city… mountain villa where the air is crisp… Whatever you dream about… we’ll pinpoint for you on a map the places you can make it your reality – for a small fraction of what you’d pay at home… International Living’s Fast Track Your Retirement Overseas Conference April 12-14, 2016 – New Orleans, LA Bill Editor’s Note: Like Doug Casey, Bill Bonner believes the “War on Cash” is a huge threat to any American with a bank account. That’s why he recently put together a video presentation explaining what this crisis will look like… and how to prepare for it. Right now, you can gain access to all of Bill’s research to prepare yourself for this inevitable crisis. Get the full details here.
Two major construction companies were Monday ordered to pay fines totalling more than $3 million for colluding to win contracts on Japan’s multi-billion-dollar maglev project. © 2018 AFP This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further Citation: Japan firms fined $3.4 million over maglev bid-rigging (2018, October 22) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-10-japan-firms-fined-million-maglev.html Japan is investing trillions of yen in maglev—magnetic levitation—trains, which are scheduled to begin commercial service between Tokyo and Nagoya in central Japan in 2027 Japan firms face charges over alleged maglev bid-rigging The state-of-the-art maglev—magnetic levitation—trains are scheduled to begin commercial service between Tokyo and Nagoya in central Japan in 2027, later extending to the western hub of Osaka.The giant project, estimated to cost nine trillion yen ($86 billion) in total, has seen a host of firms compete for contracts ranging from tunnelling work to building stations.The Japan Fair Trade Commission brought charges against four companies in March for suspected anti-trust violations, accusing them of sharing estimated costs for construction work.On Monday, the Tokyo district court ordered one of those companies, Obayashi, to pay 200 million yen ($1.77 million) and a second, Shimizu, to pay 180 million yen.The case against the two other companies is still ongoing.Presiding judge Takumi Suzuki said the collusion had “prevented fair and free competition”, local media reported.”We accept the ruling and we will do our best to take preventive measures and other additional steps to regain trust promptly,” Obayashi said in a statement.Shimizu described the collusion as “regrettable”.Maglev trains will run at 500 kilometres per hour (310 miles per hour), roughly twice as fast as the current bullet trains in Japan.A maglev train clocked a new world speed record in a 2015 test run near Mount Fuji, smashing through the 600 kilometres per hour mark.
© 2019 AFP A Boeing 737 skidded off a runway into a river after crash-landing during a lightning storm in Florida on Friday, officials said, with terrified passengers all safely evacuated to shore from the stricken jet’s wings. Ethiopia crash investigation needs ‘considerable’ time: minister Explore further The plane was carrying 143 people including crew from Guantanamo Bay in Cuba This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. The plane carrying 143 people including crew from Guantanamo Bay in Cuba slammed into shallow water next to a naval air station in Jacksonville after a hard landing that saw the plane bounce and swerve down the runway, passengers said.No fatalities or critical injuries were reported.”As we went down … the plane bounced and screeched and bounced more and lifted to the right and then it lifted to the left,” Cheryl Bormann, a defense attorney who was on board the flight, told CNN.”And then it sort of swerved and then it came to a complete crash stop.”Some oxygen masks deployed and overhead lockers flew open during the landing, she added. Twenty-one adults were taken to local hospitals, but none were critically injured, Jacksonville sheriff’s office said on Twitter. Others were treated for minor injuries at the scene. Captain Michael Connor, commanding officer at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, told a news conference early Saturday it was a “miracle” no more serious injuries or fatalities had occurred.”We could be talking about a different story this evening, so I think there’s a lot to say about, you know, the professionalism of the folks that helped the passengers off the airplane … it very well could be worse,” he said.All 136 passengers and seven aircrew on board had been accounted for, NAS Jacksonville said in a statement.However, there were fears for a number of pet animals travelling in the plane’s luggage compartment. The pets had “not been retrieved yet due to safety issues with the aircraft”, NAS Jacksonville said in an update on Facebook Saturday.’Lightning and thunder’Images showed the Miami Air International plane lying partially submerged in water after the crash-landing, with its nose cone missing.Passengers in life vests were instructed to clamber onto the wings of the jet before being transported to shore aboard inflatable life rafts, Bormann said.”We couldn’t tell where we were, a river or an ocean. There was rain coming down. There was lightning and thunder. We stood on that wing for a significant period of time,” she told CNN.Navy security and emergency response personnel including some 90 firefighters attended the scene.Jacksonville mayor Lenny Curry tweeted that the White House had called to offer assistance as the situation was developing.”All alive and accounted for. Our Fire and Rescue teams are family to all,” said Curry.Teams were working to control jet fuel spilling into the St Johns River, he added.The “Rotator” flight from the US base in Cuba carries passengers including military personnel and family members.The National Transportation Safety Board said Saturday a team was being sent to investigate the incident. Boeing said it was aware of the incident and providing technical assistance to the agency as it conducts its probe.The plane involved was a Boeing 737-800, in operation for 18 years, according to website FlightRadar24.US aerospace giant Boeing is under scrutiny following two crashes that killed a total of 346 passengers and crew and grounded its newer 737 MAX planes worldwide.Both a Lion Air crash in Indonesia in October, and March’s Ethiopian Airlines crash outside Addis Ababa, occurred shortly after takeoff. Citation: Boeing plane skids into Florida river in crash-landing, no fatalities (2019, May 4) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-05-boeing-plane-skids-florida-river.html