Utah Technical Rescue Chopper Profiled

first_imgSALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) – You’ve probably seen it in the air, or heard it whiz by. Every time someone gets lost or police can’t find the bad guys, it’s out flying. It’s the Utah Department of Public Safety Helicopter. You may be surprised to know it’s one of the most high tech choppers in the air. And ABC 4 is getting an up close tour inside what pilots call “Star 7.”last_img

Junior table tennis team wings out for Caribbean C/ships

first_imgGuyana’s junior table tennis team yesterday departed these shores to match their skills against their Caribbean counterparts in this year’s edition of the Caribbean Mini-Cadet and Pre-Cadet championships.   The tournament is set for the Dominican Republic from August 26 – 31.  Speaking moments before the team’s departure, coach Linden Johnson indicated to Stabroek Sports that he’s confident of success. Linden Johnson “Apart from Kaysan Ninvalle and Jonathan Van Lange, we have a few good under – 11 boys, for example, Colin Wong and Danesh Persaud who are two seasoned players and could also do well in these championships because last year they weren’t too far away from it,” he said.   Reflecting on the team’s preparations which had included the input from ITTF Coach Sydney Christopher and former national female champion Chelsea Edghill, Johnson noted that he is quite satisfied with the process.  “Basically, I should say yes… we just had a few things to fine-tune coming down to the end, especially with the doubles combinations where we looked to work on their coordination,” Johnson, a longstanding coach of the GTTA noted.  Asked about the tantalising prospect of Ninvalle and Van Lange orchestrating their efforts in the boys under – 13 doubles category, he more or less hinted at the pair having inevitable success.   “I think it’s a good combination…if you look at them earlier in the year, they won an under-13 title… it’s just a good pair, and I think they can medal for Guyana,” he confidently remarked. He added: “They are two strong players, and you see a lot of improvement, especially with Van Lange who has started to show us good tennis in the last couple of months while Kaysan – we know that he is a past under – 11 champion and combined now, I just think it’s a strong force.” The team also sports a few exceptional female talents, most notably seven-year-old Jasmine Billingy who earned her debut for Guyana after capturing a few girls under – 11 titles this year.    While there is not undue pressure on her to grasp championship success, participating in the championship is expected to aid in her development as she goes on in the years ahead to carry Guyana’s table tennis flames.  Malachi Moore, another young and exciting talent will also test his technique and character against his Caribbean counterparts with an eye on the future.last_img read more

Lampard appointed Derby manager on three-year deal

first_imgFormer Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard has been appointed manager of Championship side Derby County, with the second-tier side announcing the 39-year-old had agreed to a three-year deal on Thursday.Lampard, who was capped 106 times by England between 1999 and 2014, won three Premier League titles, four FA Cups and one Champions League with Chelsea, and will be taking his first steps into senior management by replacing Gary Rowett.“I’ve always wanted to manage a club with a big tradition and history like Derby County, so this is a huge opportunity,” Lampard told the club’s website.Lampard’s move means that he did not wait long to follow former England team mate Steven Gerrard into management, with the ex-Liverpool midfielder taking charge at Scottish side Rangers earlier this month.“We want to build on the club’s top-six finish in the Championship last season, while at the same time bringing through some of the excellent youth and academy talent we have at Pride Park,” Lampard added.“I’m delighted to have someone of Frank’s calibre as our new manager,” Derby executive chairman Mel Morris said.“Few players have achieved what Frank has in his career. He’s a winner, a leader who knows what it takes to succeed and who has the character and charisma to be a fantastic manager.”Rowett guided two-times English champions Derby to the playoffs last season, where they were beaten 2-1 on aggregate by Fulham, who went on to earn promotion to Premier League.The 44-year-old left Derby to take charge of Stoke City, who were relegated from the Premier League last season.last_img read more