Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #PineappleAircrashlanding Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, January 10, 2018 – Eleuthera – Several passengers were injured when a plane crash landed in Eleuthera, Bahamas on Tuesday night. The Eleutheran news reports that authorities have confirmed that a combination of bad weather and mechanical failure led to the frightening touch down where all on board were shaken but are safe.Pelting rain could be seen in the photographs of the Pineapple Air Charter flight, which reportedly skidded off the runway when its landing gear did not deploy; it happened around 8 p.m. Tuesday January 9, 2018. Fifteen passengers and two pilots were on the flight, where the injured were treated by Emergency Medical Services and some referred to the Levy Medical Clinic for further evaluation, said the news report online.The crash landing forced the Governor’s Harbour International Airport to be closed to air traffic until around 1 p.m. today, January 10, while Civil Aviation Authorities were on the ground to investigate the cause of the scary incident.Pineapple Air operates fights into Eleuthera, Long Island, Acklins and Crooked Island and has been operating in The Bahamas since 1999.#MagneticMediaNews#PineappleAircrashlanding Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday that the chamber’s version of the fiscal 2020 NDAA would not be slowed by minority calls this week to delay its passage until after the Democratic presidential debates, CQ reported.McConnell, speaking from the Senate floor Tuesday, said Democrats will have to filibuster the annual defense policy bill if they want to delay final votes on the measure this week, according the report.Democrats have sought to slow the NDAA’s passage by including a key amendment that would block the White House from striking Iran without congressional approval, and requesting delay of a vote until after this week’s Democratic presidential debates, according to Roll Call.“Postpone legislation on our national defense to accommodate the presidential race? In the middle of this ongoing crisis overseas? Come on. Come on,” McConnell said, according to the report.Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Monday called for postponing the NDAA until after the debates so every senator could be present to vote on the Iran amendment.Democrats will have to decide Wednesday whether to deny cloture on the bill, which requires 60 votes to advance, temporarily halting a chamber vote until after the July 4 recess so all senators could vote on the Iran amendment.Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has also offered an amendment to end the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force, which gives the president broad authority to wage military campaigns without congressional approval. Paul has also threatened to stage a filibuster if denied a floor vote on his proposal.Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Tia Dufour ADC AUTHOR
Lakshmi’s NTRTwitterRam Gopal Varma has been ordered to delay the release of Lakshmi’s NTR in the cinema halls across Andhra Pradesh by the Election Commission, which asked him to wait until further orders.Lakshmi’s NTR was released in theatres across the globe on March 31, but the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) had got its release in Andhra Pradesh stalled by the High Court, claiming the film would influence the voters in the Assembly and Lok Sabh elections. Ram Gopal Varma was asked to release the film after the elections got over on April 11, but he has received a shock from the Election Commission.After the Election Commission refused again, blocking the release of Lakshmi’s NTR in Andhra Pradesh, Ram Gopal Varma tweeted a copy of the court order and wrote: “For all those who are speculating how we are releasing Lakshmis NTR, please read these excerpts from the Honourable AP high court order.”Gopal Krishna Dwivedi, the Chief Electoral Officer of Andhra Pradesh, told Ram Gopal Varma that Lakshmi’s NTR should not be released as long as the model code of conduct is in force. The Election Commission has reportedly sent letters to all District Collectors and SPs to initiate action if there is violation.Fans angeredThis development has angered many fans of Ram Gopal Varma, who condemned the move of the Election Commission. A fan named Ravi Vallabhaneni (@ravivallabha) tweeted: “As per my understanding now it is for EC to act on this. However it forgot to act and is behaving like a puppet. Polling is over, hence movie can be released, doesn’t this logic apply to an elected CM to discharge official duties?”Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu had been facing a lot of criticism from the public for the last couple of days for declining permission to the press meet of Lakshmi’s NTR in Vijayawada. Many were wondering over the reason for blocking Ram Gopal Varma from entering the city. Now, the order of the Election Commission is the answer for their questions.Some followers of the TDP are happy with the order of the Election Commission. They expressed their anger against Ram Gopal Varma for damaging the image of the party. JC Arthimalla @ARTHIMALLA Election Commission reaffirms #LakshmisNTR shouldn’t be released in AP, Sent letter to all District Collectors and SPs to initiate action if there’s violation Now @ysjagan got answer from EC about the mistake @RGVzoomin has been doing in past 2 days Why is RGV not placing the order dated 10.04.2019 of Election Commission of India which specifically said “you are hereby directed not to exhibit the film till further orders”.under ehst authority he is maligning the TDP Govt &Chandra Babu.It should mentioned that the Election Commission had also ordered the producer of Udyama Simham, the biopic Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao (KCR), not to release the movie util further orders. It also stalled the release of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s biopic, asserting that any biopic material with the potential to disturb the level playing field during the elections should not be screened. VIJAYA SREE N @LEOVSN
Listen X Share 00:00 /16:15 Is Houston closer than ever to getting an NHL team?New Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta recently met with National Hockey League officials as part of what he describes as the “very early stage of evaluating what opportunities may exist” to either relocate an NHL franchise here or establish an expansion team in Houston.But Houston is not the only city the league might consider for expansion or relocation. Efforts have long been underway in Seattle, Quebec City, and Kansas City – among other communities – to try to establish an NHL franchise.Houston Matters explores the reasons why Houston would seem to have an edge (market size, a hockey-ready arena, an interested owner, etc.) at this moment in bringing a team to town, whether more than one city might be in line for a franchise, and what remains to be determined in order for it to happen here.Joining Houston Matters host (and hockey aficionado) Craig Cohen for this conversation are John Royal, a writer for the Houston Press (who covered Houston’s last hockey team — the Aeros), and Greg Rajan, online sports editor for the Houston Chronicle.MORE: Hockey Is Coming to Houston. It’s Just a Matter of When NHL.com To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:
Listen Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Metro Screenshot The Downtown District’s Bob Eury presented his ideas for expanded park and ride service before Metro’s Strategic Planning Committee.The Management District’s Transportation Committee is floating a new plan called Metro MAX. The proposal includes seven-day-a-week service from Metro’s park and ride lots with commuter buses running in both directions. Speaking before Metro’s Strategic Planning Committee, District Executive Director Bob Eury said a lot of people who live downtown now actually work out in the suburbs.“And it’s not all sort of the way it’s been where I live in the suburbs and come to work in the central part of the city,” added Eury. “The game has changed on us at this point.”Metro board member Christof Spieler said Houston already has the infrastructure in place to implement some of those ideas fairly quickly.“I think it would be a very worthwhile thing for us to do, to basically corridor by corridor, look at where are the low-hanging fruits in moving to this,” explained Spieler.And Spieler added that the I-10 corridor might be a good place to start.“It would be really great to have a transit center at Gessner and I-10 so that buses can stop there on their way to the Energy Corridor, which adds another major employment center to the mix,” said Spieler. “I could see a Memorial City circulator bus.”Metro said it’s currently reviewing the Downtown District’s suggestions as it develops a new regional transit plan. CEO Tom Lambert said they’ve also brought TxDOT into the discussion. 00:00 /01:05 X
By LYNN ELBER and MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment WritersNEW YORK (AP) — Megyn Kelly, the former Fox News Channel personality who made a rocky transition to softer news at NBC, was fired from her morning show Friday after triggering a furor by suggesting it was OK for White people to wear blackface at Halloween.“‘Megyn Kelly Today’ is not returning,” NBC News said in a statement. The show occupied the fourth hour of NBC’s “Today” program, a time slot that will be hosted by other co-anchors next week, the network said.This Oct. 22, 2018 photo released by NBC shows Megyn Kelly on the set of her show “Megyn Kelly Today,” in New York. NBC announced on Friday, Oct. 26, that “Megyn Kelly Today” will not return. (Nathan Congleton/NBC via AP)NBC didn’t address Kelly’s future at the network. But negotiations over her exit from NBC are underway, according to a person familiar with the talks who wasn’t authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.Bryan Freedman, an attorney for Kelly, said in a statement that she “remains an employee of NBC News and discussions about next steps are continuing.” He did not elaborate.Kelly is in the second year of a three-year contract that reportedly pays her more than $20 million a year.The show’s cancellation came four days after she provoked a firestorm for her on-air comments about blackface as a costume.“But what is racist?” Kelly said Tuesday. “Truly, you do get in trouble if you are a White person who puts on blackface at Halloween or a Black person who puts on whiteface for Halloween. Back when I was a kid, that was OK, as long as you were dressing up as, like, a character.”Critics accused her of ignoring the ugly history of minstrel shows and movies in which Whites applied blackface to mock Blacks as lazy, ignorant or cowardly.Kelly apologized to fellow NBC staffers later in the day and made a tearful apology on her show Wednesday. She did not host new episodes of “Megyn Kelly Today” as scheduled on Thursday and Friday.Kelly, 47, made her debut as a NBC morning host in September 2017, taking over the 9 a.m. slot at “Today” and saying she wanted viewers “to have a laugh with us, a smile, sometimes a tear and maybe a little hope to start your day.” She did cooking demonstrations and explored emotional topics.She largely floundered with that soft-news focus, and a pair of awkward and hostile interviews with Hollywood figures Jane Fonda and Debra Messing backfired. Kelly briefly found more of a purpose with the eruption of the #MeToo movement.She made news when interviewing women who accused President Donald Trump of inappropriate behavior and spoke with accusers of Harvey Weinstein, Bill O’Reilly, Roy Moore and others, as well as women who say they were harassed on Capitol Hill.Time magazine, which honored “The Silence Breakers” as its Person of the Year, cited Kelly as the group’s leader in the entertainment field. The episode with Trump accusers had more than 2.9 million viewers, one of her biggest audiences.But strains continued behind the scenes. Kelly last month publicly called for NBC News Chairman Andrew Lack to appoint outside investigators to look into why the network didn’t air Ronan Farrow’s stories about Weinstein and allowed Farrow to take the material to The New Yorker.And her ratings have been consistently down from what “Today” garnered in the 9 a.m. hour before Kelly came on board. In its first year, Kelly’s show averaged 2.4 million viewers a day, a drop of 400,000 from the year before.The latest controversy may have tipped the balance. Both NBC’s “Nightly News” and “Today” did stories on her blackface comment, and weatherman Al Roker said Kelly “owes a big apology to people of color across the country.”A former corporate defense attorney, Kelly made her name at Fox News discussing politics in prime time. During the first GOP debate in 2015, she asked Trump about calling women “fat pigs, dogs, slobs, and disgusting animals.” Trump later complained about her questions, saying, “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever.”Although Kelly may have attempted a fresh start at NBC, she couldn’t always escape her baggage.Many of her former Fox News Channel viewers were upset by her perceived disloyalty in leaving and her clashes with Trump during the campaign. At the same time, her former association with Fox caused some NBC colleagues and viewers to regard her with suspicion.While at Fox, Kelly cultivated a reputation for toughness and a willingness to challenge conservative orthodoxy. Her private testimony about former Fox News chief executive Roger Ailes’ unwanted sexual advances a decade ago helped lead to Ailes’ firing.She also created controversy with her stance on race. In 2013, while an anchor at Fox, Kelly addressed the ethnicity of Santa Claus by saying: “For all you kids watching at home, Santa just is White.”___Elber reported from Los Angeles.