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Emiliano Sala search team recover body from plane wreckage

Emiliano Sala search team recover body from plane wreckage

Sports
A body has been recovered from the wreckage of the plane which crashed with Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson on board.The Air Accidents Investigation Branch said specialist contractors joined the operation in "challenging conditions".It was carried out in "as dignified a way as possible" and the men's families were kept updated throughout, it said.The wreckage of the plane, which vanished two weeks ago over the English Channel, had been found off Guernsey.The Geo Ocean III, the boat carrying the body, arrived at Portland Harbour in Dorset on Thursday morning.The Piper Malibu N264DB was en route from France to Cardiff, after the 28-year-old Argentine striker made a quick trip back to his former club N...
Air Force names first female flight commander for F-16 Viper team

Air Force names first female flight commander for F-16 Viper team

Business
Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Capt. Zoe "SiS" Kotnik has been named the first female commander of a single-aircraft demonstration team, the F-16 Viper Demo Team. She will lead a team of 17 airmen flying F-16V Vipers, the latest variant of the Fighting Falcon, at 20 airshows this year performing precision aerial maneuvers. That includes overseeing maintenance actions performed on three $ 43 million Lockheed Martin aircraft. Kotnik, 30, has logged more than 1,000 flying hours in her eight years of military service, and was certified last Tuesday by Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. "What I'm looking forward to most is the potential to have an influence on younger generations," Kotnik said in a news release. "I know firsthand how impactful airshows can be...
Premier League 2018/19 final table: Super Computer predicts the position every team will finish – *February update*

Premier League 2018/19 final table: Super Computer predicts the position every team will finish – *February update*

Sports
REVEALED We are into the second month of 2019 and are still no closer to knowing who will be crowned champions of England The 2018/19 Premier League season is shaping up to be one of the most exciting campaigns in years. Unlike the last few seasons there is a real title race, with Liverpool and Manchester City going head-to-head to be crowned champions of England. Liverpool lead the way at the beginning of February Tottenham are still in the race as well, with Mauricio Pochettino continuing to do a fine job with the north Londoners. Elsewhere, Manchester United’s resurgence means the fight for a top four finish is hotting up, with Chelsea and Arsenal going against the Red Devils to secure qualification for next season’s Champions ...
UK team drills record West Antarctic hole

UK team drills record West Antarctic hole

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your device UK scientists have succeeded in cutting a 2km hole through the West Antarctic Ice Sheet to its base. It's the deepest anyone has gone in the region using a hot-water drill. The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) pulled up sediment from the bottom of the hole and deployed a series of instruments.The researchers hope the project's data can help them work out how quickly the White Continent might lose its ice in a warming world. Dr Andy Smith leads the team, which is still at the drill site at a location known as the Rutford Ice Stream.He says there is immense satisfaction at having reached the bed after so many years of trying. An aborted atte...
Premier League 2018/19 final table: Super Computer predicts where every team will finish – January update

Premier League 2018/19 final table: Super Computer predicts where every team will finish – January update

Sports
REVEALED We are into the first month of a new year and the title race is heating up The Premier League title race has heated up as we start the first day of a new year. Liverpool are, of course, leading the way with 20 matches played, though Manchester City have recovered from their poor spell to sit seven points behind Jurgen Klopp’s side. Thursday’s huge clash between the pair, which takes place at the Etihad, will play a key part in the race for silverware; a win for City and they are right back in it, but a Liverpool victory would send the Reds ten points clear in first. The Premier League standings on the morning of January 1, 2019 The battle for the top four is also intense, with Tottenham and Chelsea sitting third and four...