1 person killed, 18 sent to hospital after crane collapses at Hard Rock Hotel construction site in New Orleans

first_imgTwitter/@ABC(NEW ORLEANS) — At least one person was killed and several others injured after a crane collapsed at the under-construction Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans, officials said.Eighteen people were transported to local hospitals and three were still missing, New Orleans Fire Chief Timothy McConnell said at a press conference Saturday. EMS Director Emily Nichols said the victims taken to the hospital were “all stable at this time.” It was not clear if the people unaccounted for were trapped or left the scene.The collapse happened around 9:12 a.m. local time at Canal and North Rampart Streets, McConnell said.McConnell urged the public to avoid the area and said another collapse was “absolutely” possible because of how unstable the building is.He called the situation “very dangerous” since the crane, which weighs tons, is not supported.Dramatic video of the incident showed the crane falling into the street as debris billowed into the air.It was not clear what caused the collapse, which affected the sixth to eighth floors.Police did not identify the deceased person, who was pronounced dead at the scene.Surrounding buildings, including condominiums, were being evacuated. Nearby streets were closed to vehicles, according to NOLA Ready, the city’s emergency preparedness center. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Aikey, Carter cash in with IMCA Modified wins at World Nationals

first_imgBrayton Carter, another winner on Thursday night, followed with the Friday Karl Kustoms North­ern SportMod checkers, leading flag to flag. Tony Olson was second and Kyle Olson third. Modifieds – 1. Jeff Aikey; 2. Cayden Carter; 3. Ethan Dotson; 4. Todd Shute; 5. Tim Ward; 6. Joel Rust; 7. Ethan Braaksma; 8. Derrick Stewart; 9. Jake McBirnie; 10. Shawn Kilgore; 11. Richie Gustin; 12. Kelly Shryock; 13. Josh Gilman; 14. Brandon Schmitt; 15. Scott Simatovich; 16. Wyatt Block; 17. Russ Reinwald; 18. Thor Anderson; 19. Anthony Hofbauer; 20. Josh Lam­bert; 21. Eric Barnes; 22. David Brown; 23. Kollin Hibdon; 24. J.D. Auringer Tony Olson started 18th and chased his cousin across the line. Third went to Kaplan.   Aikey drew the pole for Friday’s 25-lap feature and led the entire race to take the win. Carter and Ethan Dotson challenged Aikey several times, but he fended them off. Carter finished second and Dot­son took third, followed by Todd Shute and 18th place starter Tim Ward was fifth. Eric Knutson weaved his way through traffic after starting 21st and caught rookies Braden Rich­ards and Carter Koop, making for a three-wide contest down the back chute on the final lap of Friday’s IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock main. Sept. 18 Feature Results Jeff Aikey was quick to return to victory lane at Marshalltown Speedway, winning the Friday night World Nationals feature for IMCA Modifieds. The Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier paid $2,000. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography) Kaden Reynolds fought past Koop on lap 11 and never looked back on his way to victory on Satur­day. Knutson ended in second with Koop taking third.  J.D. Auringer paced the opening laps on Saturday but Carter quickly moved from his fifth starting position and into the lead.  Carter never relinquished that lead, though Tom Berry did his best to reel him in. Modifieds – 1. Carter; 2, Tom Berry; 3. Auringer; 4. Dotson; 5. Cody Laney; 6. McBirnie; 7. Schmitt; 8. Ryan Ruter; 9. Reinwald; 10. Aikey; 11. Shryock; 12. Shute; 13. Kyle Brown; 14. Jared Van Deest; 15. Rust; 16. Barnes; 17. Sam Wieben; 18. Stewart; 19. Jordan Bartz; 20. Dylan Thornton; 21. Matt Werner; 22. Lambert; 23. Anderson; 24. Hibdon.  By Joyce Eisele Sept. 19 Feature Results Kyle Olson went home with a World Nationals title under his belt after winning the Saturday fea­ture. Olson started fifth and snatched the lead away from Austin Kaplan just before halfway.  Also the Thursday victor at Marshalltown, Mueller was in second behind Berry when the white flag flew, then timed the winning move out of corner four to perfection and took the check­ers.  Berry was second and Steve Meyer third. Northern SportMods – 1. Kyle Olson; 2. Tony Olson; 3. Austin Kaplan; 4. Peterson; 5. Schlling; 6. Rose; 7. Nelson; 8. Austin Schrage; 9. Geoff Jeche; 10. Brian Schrage; 11. Cory Van Zante; 12. Hilmer; 13. Peterson; 14. Josh Sink; 15. Fred Leytham; 16. Joseph Luethje; 17. Plate; 18. Carter; 19. Suckow; 20. Kevin Yearington; 21. VanWyk; 22. Mallicoat; 23. Morehouse.center_img Knutson took the win at the line, with Richards going second and Koop third. Cayden Carter put his name on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational with his $2,000 IMCA Modi­fied victory Saturday at Marshalltown Speedway’s World Nationals. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography) More than 160 cars were entered each night of the season-ending special at Marshalltown. Stock Cars – 1. Dallon Murty; 2. Shawn Ritter; 3. Chanse Hollatz; 4. Damon Murty; 5. Tom Berry; 6. Todd Reitzler; 7. David Atcher; 8. Scott Rice; 9. Joe Zrostlik; 10. Steve Meyer; 11. Tyler Pickett; 12. Jason Hall; 13. Josh Mroczkowski; 14. Mike Van Genderen; 15. Eric Zwirschitz; 16. John Heinz; 17. Kellie Drury; 18. Kyle Resch; 19. Rod Richards; 20. John Adams; 21. Gary Bass; 22. Erick Knutsen; 23. Don Vis; 24. Austin Gray. Dallon Murty raced from 10th starting to win Friday’s IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature ahead of Shawn Ritter and Chance Hollatz. Damon Murty and Berry, driving from 21st in his divisional de­but, were fourth and fifth, respectively. Berry, Auringer, the 21st starting Dotson and Cody Laney completed the top five. Aikey made it back-to-back trips to victory lane, following his Thursday night Dale DeFrance Memo­rial IMCA Late Model victory in the 500th and final Summer Series event. Carter joined Ai­key on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot with the Saturday checkers. MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (Sept. 18-19) – Jeff Aikey and Cayden Carter were $2,000 IMCA Modi­fied feature winners at Marshalltown Speedway’s 14th annual World Nationals. Saturday’s green, white, checkered finish ended with Jeff Mueller in front. Northern SportMods – 1. Brayton Carter; 2. Tony Olson; 3. Kyle Olson; 4. Travis Peterson; 5. Johnathon Logue; 6. Austin Schrage; 7. Brian Schrage; 8. Jenae Gustin; 9. Ryan Schilling; 10. Ryan King; 11. Dylan VanWyk; 12. Tim Fobian; 13. Cory Rose; 14. Cole Suckow; 15. Izac Mal­licoat; 16. Gage Neal; 17. Clint Morehouse; 18. Garrett Nelson; 19. Troy Burkhart; 20. Michael Plate Sr.; 21. Chance Huston; 22. Tyler Inman; 23. Devyn Peterson; 24. Jarett Franzen.  Stock Cars – 1. Jeff Mueller; 2. Berry; 3. Meyer; 4. Rice; 5. Shawn Ritter; 6. Pickett; 7. Reitzler; 8. Zwirschitz; 9. Damon Murty; 10. Atcher; 11. Derrick Agee; 12. Kenzie Ritter; 13. Resch; 14. Michael Peterson; 15. Knutsen; 16. Leah Wroten; 17. Dallon Murty; 18. Van Genderen; 19. Rick Dix; 20. Hall; 21. Schmidt; 22. Mroczkowski; 23. Kevin Rose; 24. John Adams. Hobby Stocks – 1. Eric Knutson; 2. Braden Richards; 3. Carter Koop; 4. Aaron Rudolph; 5. Matt Brown; 6. Patrick Pellman; 7. Curt Reed; 8. Shane Butler; 9. August Bach; 10. Austin Mehmen; 11. Jeremiah Andrews; 12. Luke Schluetter; 13. Dustin Jackson; 14. Patrick Oestreich; 15. Seth Butler; 16. Clint Nelson; 17. Matt Wahl; 18. Kevin LeBeau; 19. Miciah Hidlebaugh; 20. Luke Bird; 21. Jim Mehmen; 22. Marcus Wayne; 23. Kaden Reynolds; 24. Solomon Bennett. Hobby Stocks – 1. Reynolds; 2. Knutson; 3. Koop; 4. Hidlebaugh; 5. Richards; 6. Oestreich; 7. Schluetter; 8. Rudolph; 9. Reed; 10. Bennett; 11. Brandon White; 12. Butler; 13. Jonathan Schroeder; 14. Ray Fees; 15. Jackson; 16. Bird; 17. Wahl; 18. Wayne; 19. Andrews; 20. Mehmen; 21. Ben Newhouse; 22. LeBeau; 23. Tom Killen Jr.; 24. Josh Killen.last_img read more

Zinedine Zidane: I am ready for Madrid job

first_imgZinedine Zidane claims he would take the job of Real Madrid coach should Carlo Ancelotti vacate the role this summer.Ancelotti’s future at the club has been questioned in recent weeks following some disappointing performances since the turn of the year, while the Real Madrid Castilla coach has added more fuel to the rumours by insisting he could be the man to step into the Italian’s shoes should he depart the Santiago Bernabeu.“If the role of coach at Real Madrid was offered to me I would certainly agree to it,” Zidane told Canal Plus.“However, there is a coach there right now who is doing a very good job. I am part of the club’s structure and still learning.“Am I ready for the job? You are never ready, but even if you’re not you still have to say yes. When I was a player I didn’t build my career over two years because things happen gradually. It’s the same in coaching.“I’ve learned a lot from Carlo Ancelotti and he knows how highly I regard him. He’s the perfect coach for Real Madrid, despite what people are saying.” Zidane was assistant to Ancelotti when the team won last season’s Champions League and was also part of Jose Mourinho’s set-up during his time at the club.“What I learned from Mourinho is that he never gives up. It’s surprising the way in which he handles things but he’s right because he’s harsh but fair. He does everything for his players.“With Carlo it’s different. He’s cool with the players and shows more patience. But he also knows that at times you need to be strict,” added the Frenchman.–last_img read more

Ireland declared Senior Men’s Home International winners

first_img Scotland 3 2 0 1 4 14.5 Ireland have been declared the winners of the 2015 Senior Men’s Home Internationals following an appeal against the original result. The championship was held at Crowborough Beacon Golf Club, Sussex, in September. Three countries tied on match points at the conclusion of the event and, after consideration, the trophy was awarded to Scotland. However the Golfing Union of Ireland appealed against the decision and the England Golf Championship Committee concluded that the tie-breaker had been incorrectly applied, that the team from the Golfing Union of Ireland were the rightful winners of the championship and the records should be amended accordingly. Final results England 3 2 0 1 4 17 Wales 3 0 0 3 0 10.5 26 Oct 2015 Ireland declared Senior Men’s Home International winners center_img Ireland 3 2 0 1 4 18 Played Won Tied Lost Match Points Game Points Caption: The Ireland team at the Senior Men’s Home Internationals (image © Leaderboard Photography).last_img read more