Pilots’ risky flying blamed in Swiss vintage plane crash

first_imgBERLIN (AP) — Swiss investigators say “high-risk flying” by the pilots of a vintage propeller plane led to a 2018 crash in the Alps that killed all 20 people on board. The 79-year-old Junkers Ju-52 operated by local airline Ju-Air crashed in southeastern Switzerland on Aug. 4, 2018. The airplane, which was carrying 17 passengers and three crew members, slammed near-vertically into a mountain. It was flying back from Locarno in southern Switzerland to its base near Zurich. The Swiss Transportation Safety Investigation Board said in its final report Thursday that “the pilots’ high-risk flying was a direct cause of the accident.”last_img read more

“Grand Pooba” of First Church of Cannabis announces candidacy

first_imgIndianapolis, IN—The founder of Indy’s First Church of Cannabis says he will seek the Libertarian Party nomination for Governor next year. Bill Levin confirms his decision to the Indy Politics blog, promising to assemble a team of advisors representing all three parties.“We will become a force! Especially, if, when in office, we have an immediate committee of the governor of all three parties, equally” remarked Levin.His church in Indianapolis proclaims “The Healing Plant” its Sacrament…last_img read more

Former CAF Media Director gets AIPS-Africa appointment

first_imgFormer CAF Media Director, Suleiman Habuba has been appointed Special Adviser in charge of Education Programmes by the International Sports Press Association (AIPS)-Africa.The continental umbrella of the global sporting media body affirmed his appointment following body’s congress held from 17-21 March in Dakar, Senegal.A communiqué signed by Emmanuel Gustave Samnick, Secretary General of AIPS-Africa cited the designation as one of several innovative decisions taken during the four-day event.“Coming back to internal matters of AIPS Africa, several innovative decisions have been taken during the congress among them the appointment of Suleiman Habuba of Nigeria asSpecial Adviser in charge of education programmes,” the statement said.Habuba, now a Media and Management Consultant delivered a presentation titled “Media Reporting on Major Football Events” to participants at the congress to equip participants with reporting skills and techniques towards the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Fluent in English and French, Habuba has served in various media and communication capacities including editorial, marketing and public relations.Between 2003 and 2012, he served as Director of Communications and Public Relations of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), and was the brain behind the transformed media scope of the continent’s football governing body.His  served as a Media Officer at two senior World Cups (2006 and 2010) and three Junior World Cups (FIFA U-20 World Cups in 1999 [Nigeria], 2005 [Netherlands] and 2007 [Canada].Prior to that, he worked renowned media agencies such as AFP and BBC, rising to the position of Deputy Editor of the Nigeria Bureau of the French News Agency [AFP] during his four-year stay, 1996-2001.Between 1998 and 2001, he was a BBC World Service Correspondent in Nigeria, moving up to Rebroadcasting and Marketing representative in Nigeria for Africa Middle East region of the BBC. A product of the University of Jos in Nigeria, he has attended Communications, Management and Marketing Training Programmes in Zurich, London and Paris.last_img read more