Kamala Harris’ Plane Forced To Return To Andrews Air Force Base Due To Technical Problem
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AP) — A technical problem that involved “no immediate safety issue” forced Vice President Kamala Harris’ plane to return to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland about 30 minutes after she had left Sunday on a trip to Guatemala and Mexico.
Air Force Two landed safely and she gave a thumbs-up when she got off.
“I’m good, I’m good. We all said a little prayer, but we’re good,” she said.
The vice president departed in another plane about an hour and a half later.
Her spokesperson, Symone Sanders, told reporters traveling with Harris that shortly after takeoff the crew of the original aircraft noticed that the landing gear was not storing as it should, which could have led to further mechanical issues.
“While there as no immediate safety issue, out of an abundance of caution they returned to JBA where they have all the parts and mechanics they need to fix the issue,” she said.
Sirius Real Estate FY21 FFO Rises; Lifts Dividend – Quick Facts
Sirius Real Estate Limited (SRE.L), an operator of branded business and industrial parks, reported Monday that its fiscal 2021 funds from operations or FFO increased 9.3 percent to 60.9 million euros from last year’s 55.7 million euros.
Profit before tax was 163.66 million euros, a 47.7 percent increase from the prior year’s 110.77 million euros. Earnings per share were 13.96 cents, up from 9.44 cents a year ago.
Revenue for the year grew to 165.36 million euros from prior year’s 150.01 million euros.
Like-for-like average rental rates increased 3.5 percent to 6.17 euros per sqm with the total average portfolio rate growing 3.2 percent to 6.17 euros.
Net asset value or NAV per share increased 14.2 percent from the previous year to 88.31 cents. Adjusted NAV grew 15 percent to 93.79 cents.
Further, the Board announced a 10 percent increase in the second half dividend to 1.98 cents per share representing a pay-out of 65 percent of FFO. This results in a 6.4 percent increase in the full year dividend to 3.80 cents.
Japan Olympic official dies after jumping in front of train, report says
A senior official at the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) jumped in front of an underground train in an apparent suicide on Monday morning, private broadcaster Nippon Television said, citing Tokyo metropolitan police sources.
The police are investigating the details surrounding the death of the official, Yasushi Moriya, 52, viewing it as apparent suicide, the television network said.
A Snow-filled Adventure in Southern Africa
Travellers from far and wide travel to Sani Pass to see the snow and grab a drink at The Highest Pub in Africa, situated on the border between South Africa and Lesotho. One place to get all the action is Sani Mountain Lodge. The lodge is situated on the border between South Africa and Lesotho, sitting 2 874 metres above sea level. The lodge offers comfortable accommodation for those who want to spend the night. As it is located in Lesotho, South Africans will require a passport. Travellers can also stay at a South African establishment close to the border and enjoy a half-day tour up Sani Pass.
France's Festival of Dance back with an African Flair
The dance begins this week in Lyon France featuring more than 40 dance companies from across the world. At the heart of this year’s Biennale is Africa and young people, with performers from 16 African countries, including Nigerian choreographer Qudus Onikeku and his dancers. He has adapted an excerpt of their show to include 16 young amateur dancers. Entitled Re:INCARNATION it pays homage to Nigerian music, the energy of Lagos and the idea of reinvention and body memory
2 high-speed trains crashed in Pakistan, killing at least 38
- Two high-speed trains collided in Pakistan, killing at least 38 people on Monday.
- One train derailed and another one then hit it, officials said.
- Rescuers are still looking for people and bodies.
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Two high-speed trains collided in Pakistan on Monday morning. The Associated Press reported that at least 38 people had been killed, citing local authorities.
One train derailed and another train then hit it, Usman Abdullah, the deputy commissioner of the Ghotki district said, according to the AP.
Rescuers are trying to pull people and bodies from the trains.
It is not clear what caused the derailment or the collision, the AP said.
Opinion: Floyd Mayweather-Logan Paul matchup shows that celebrity boxing has gone too far
Just say no, Floyd.
While you can make a difference, and before it’s too late, just say no, Floyd.
Moments after Floyd Mayweather failed to knock out Logan Paul during a eight-round boxing exhibition Sunday night, someone noted that Paul’s younger and more obnoxious (yes, it’s possible) brother, Jake Paul, was in the crowd.
Would Mayweather be willing to fight Jake Paul, who set off a melee in May when he snatched a hat off Mayweather’s head?
You never know what the future holds, he said, but we’re praying we do.
Just say no, Floyd.
Before he stepped in the ring with Logan Paul at Hard Rock Stadium, Floyd described the event as he has others — legalized robbery. Fans shelled out hundreds of millions of dollars to watch him fight Conor McGregor, and they did the same Sunday night.
Mayweather and his opponents scoop up the cash.
But legalized robbery and celebrity boxing have gone too far.
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