Help local sea turtles by going lights out & stashing trash

first_imgAdvertisementTags: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissionnesting seasonsea turtles AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments AdvertisementLIGHTS OUTDon’t use flashlights or cellphones on the beach at night.Bright lights can misdirect and disturb nesting sea turtles and hatchlings. Sea turtles use the reflection of moonlight on the ocean to navigate, so unnatural light could lead them away from the ocean and toward potential danger. People who live on the beach can do their part by turning off unnecessary lights or closing their curtains after dark. If home lighting is visible from the beach, be sure it is long, low, and shielded. Two green sea turtles released after recovering from red tide poisoning June 14, 2021 Two sea turtles being treated at CROW on Sanibel June 9, 2021 Advertisement “As beachgoers, we can all do our part to help sea turtles survive,” Dr. Robbin Trindell, who heads the FWC’s sea turtle management program, said. “By keeping beaches dark and clearing the way at the end of the day, we can help ensure that these amazing animals keep returning to our beautiful state.”Other ways to help sea turtles include reporting those that are sick, injured, entangled or dead to the FWC’s Wildlife Alert Hotline at 888-404-3922. Advertisement FORT MYERS, Fla. — Sea turtle nesting season is here and beachgoers play a key role in the success of the green sea turtle species. Thousands of sea turtles flock to Florida beaches to lay their eggs, according to officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. It’s important to keep beaches clean and free of artificial light to keep the turtles coming back for generations.STASH THE TRASHBeach toys, furniture, and litter can serve as obstacles that might prevent sea turtles from nesting as they crawl from the water, across the sand, to dig out their nest and lay their eggs.Before leaving the beach, be sure to fill in any holes in the sand. Small sea turtle hatchlings can fall into these holes and miss their chance at making it to the ocean. AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Longest red snapper season set to open in Florida this week June 2, 2021 Manatees dying at an alarming rate in Florida June 9, 2021 RELATEDTOPICSlast_img read more

Funding boost to heat up Darling Harbour and Rocks this winter

first_imgFunding boost to heat up Darling Harbour and Rocks this winter Sydney’s most-loved CBD entertainment precincts will come to life with dedicated alfresco dining, fireworks, live music and an outdoor cinema to ensure the CBD is this winter season’s hottest spot.The NSW Government has committed almost $850,000 to support a range of activities in The Rocks and Darling Harbour as part of the CBD Revitalisation Program – which received a $20 million boost as part of the second successful CBD Summit.Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said revamping these initiatives for the winter months was vital to build on the success of the September CBD Summit and would ensure the economic recovery continues.“I said at the second CBD summit in April that we would pull out all the stops to bring crowds into the city – and we’re making it happen,” Mr Perrottet said.“Sydney has the best restaurants, shopping, cultural institutions and lifestyle in the country and this exciting series of initiatives will encourage people to spend more time in Australia’s best CBD, with more events and activities than ever before.“This program we’re rolling out will give both The Rocks and Darling Harbour much needed boosts over the cooler months, keeping more businesses in business and people in jobs.”The Rocks Hidden in Plain Sight program includes a new pop-up speakeasy, art installations, weekend street games and a dinner series which showcases the best of The Rocks dining.In Darling Harbour, people can enjoy socially distanced lunchtime picnics with live music and $10 lunch deals right through until July, with evening fireworks and light shows from 8 June as part of the Sydney Solstice celebrations.Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes said as The Rocks was NSW Government land, new agency Placemaking NSW was embarking on a program to revitalise hidden courtyards and laneways that have been forgotten for decades.“Thanks to the pandemic, The Rocks is ripe for reinvention,” Mr Stokes said.“It’s been really encouraging to see foot traffic at The Rocks hit 75 per cent of pre[1]pandemic numbers but we’re keen to draw more people back to this part of Sydney which is one of the most historic and beautiful parts of the CBD.”“We have started a program to upgrade all courtyards and laneways in The Rocks, such as the Nurses Walk, Unwins Courtyard, Well Courtyard and the La Renaissance courtyard.“While Melbourne has already done their laneways, we will do ours better.” For more details on The Rocks Hidden In Plain Sight program and the Darling Harbour picnic and fireworks events visit and /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Art, Australia, business, Government, heat, jobs, Liberal Party, Melbourne, Minister, Music, NSW, nswpol, pandemic, planning, season, Sydney, the Rock, visitlast_img read more

Faculty: Learn how writing for The Conversation can amplify your research

first_imgAn editor from The Conversation will be on campus Feb. 11 and 12 to meet with faculty members, postdocs and graduate students who are eager to get their research to a broader audience.Sign up, show up for a session“Focus” areas indicated below reference the sponsor and location of the session; the content discussed at sessions will be relevant to attendees from any area and all sessions are free and open to any CU Boulder affiliated faculty and graduate students, with the exception of the communicators’ session.  Please note that several of the sessions request registration. Tuesday, Feb. 119-10 a.m. Communicator focus, CASE E351 (campus communicators only)Noon-1 p.m. CIRES fellows, scientists and other interested parties, Ekeley S274  Registration Requested1:30-2:30 p.m. Arts and humanities focus, CASE E422  Registration Requested2:45-3:45 p.m. CMCI focus, CASE E422 Registration Requested4-5 p.m. Engineering focus, ECAD 109  Registration RequestedWednesday, Feb. 129-10 a.m. Business focus, KOBL 30312:30-1:30 p.m. Physical, life, social science focus, CASE E422  Registration Requested2:25-3 p.m. Education focus, EDUC 231During two days of roughly one hour-long sessions, the editor will share tips and tricks for generating compelling pitches and other insights into what makes pieces in The Conversation get picked up and shared by the media. There will be plenty of time for Q&A.“I encourage faculty to attend these sessions to learn more about what it takes to translate often complex research into digestible content the public can absorb and benefit from,” Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation Terri Fiez said. “These professional development sessions are among the perks provided to our campus as a member of The Conversation.”Strategic Relations and Communications and the Research & Innovation Office, with generous support from the Provost’s Office and a number of colleges, schools and institutes, became paying members of The Conversation in the fall.“Continuing to leverage the scholarship of our world-class faculty into global media spaces through platforms like The Conversation extends and amplifies the impact of our research,” said Moore. “I encourage our faculty to attend and learn how to add their voices to CU Boulder’s diverse and powerful mix of voices in this vital space.”The Conversation is an independent, nonprofit publisher of commentary and analysis, authored by academics and edited by journalists for the general public. Faculty members who write for the outlet report that they learn of new research collaborations or funding opportunities and get on the radar of media outlets looking for experts to interview.Its articles are free to read and republish on a Creative Commons license. Pieces in The Conversation are republished in The Washington Post, TIME, Newsweek, CNN, Scientific American, and many more. Through its partnerships with the Associated Press and Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc., articles are picked up in local newspapers – providing analysis in communities that would not otherwise have been able to hear from these academics.Since mid-September, The Conversation has published more than 17 pieces by CU Boulder experts, garnering more than 350,000 reads.For information, please contact Chris Yankee or Julie Poppen.Categories:GeneralEvents & Exhibits Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Jan. 28, 2020 • By Julie Poppen last_img read more

AT&T extends Time Warner deal deadline

first_img Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Previous ArticleCIRP: Apple iPhone 8 selling like an S modelNext ArticleFeature: Global MBBF 2017 Preview video Amazon reels in MGM Tags US chip funding tipped to top $150B Diana Goovaerts AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 23 OCT 2017 Related AT&T extended the deadline for close of its merger with Time Warner as the deal works its way through regulatory channels.In a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, AT&T indicated both the operator and Time Warner have “elected to extend” the original 22 October 2017 deadline for a “short period of time” as they await the final regulatory approvals needed to close the transaction.The $85 billion deal was announced in October 2016.Waiting on the USLast week, AT&T received approval for the Time Warner deal from Brazil’s antitrust regulator with “targeted conditions”. Those conditions don’t include the sale or divesture of any AT&T or Time Warner assets, the operator noted. The merger also received approvals from Chile, Mexico and the European Commission.The last major piece of the puzzle is securing approval from US regulatory authorities at the Department of Justice (DoJ) under newly appointed antitrust head Makan Delrahim.Previous reports indicated AT&T was making headway in its talks with the DoJ, but government officials reportedly want to ensure AT&T won’t discriminate against rival content players and will make customer data available to competitors at a fair price.AT&T previously expressed confidence the deal will be approved, claiming the proceedings are “on track” from its perspective. Author AT&TDepartment of Justice (DoJ)mergermerger and acquisitionTime Warner Home AT&T extends Time Warner deal deadline AT&T pushes cybersecurity to public sectorlast_img read more

Samsung inks deal to put Oath apps on its phones

first_imgHomeAppsNews Samsung inks deal to put Oath apps on its phones Apps OathSamsungVerizon Previous ArticleLG unveils latest flagshipNext ArticleGoogle slams “self-defeating” spectrum auctions Diana Goovaerts Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Key apps from Verizon’s content subsidiary Oath will come preloaded on Samsung smartphones in the US as part of a new distribution agreement signed by the companies.In a press release, Oath said the deal covers apps including Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Finance, Newsroom and the go90 mobile video app. The apps, along with native adverts delivered in Galaxy Apps and Game Launcher, will come standard on Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S9 and S9+.The set-up is similar to the preloaded News and Stocks apps on Apple’s iPhones, which offer access to headlines and financial information.Though the agreement initially covers the US, Oath said work is underway to expand the deal “across global markets”.The move could inject fresh life into the go90 app, which struggled to gain traction since its launch in October 2015. In February, reports suggested the app might be scrapped entirely and the content distributed through different channels.In addition to putting its content in front of millions more customers, Oath CEO Tim Armstrong told Reuters the deal also ramps the company’s advertising ambitions. The presence of native ads in Galaxy apps takes them “one step closer to being direct to consumer,” he said.Adverts play a key role in Armstrong’s goal for the company to achieve revenue of between $10 billion and $20 billion by 2020. Samsung ups blockchain game on Galaxycenter_img Related AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 02 MAY 2018 Samsung expands donation app functions Tags Samsung readies Galaxy Watch blood pressure monitor Authorlast_img read more

Wildland Fire Agencies Prepare for Altered Protocols

first_img Email As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to remain at the forefront of the nation’s focus, officials are strategizing how to safely manage wildfires as the pre-season kicks off in Northwest Montana.While fire crews normally work in tight-knit groups during training and throughout the season, the U.S. Forest Service and other agencies are preparing for altered operations to comply with social-distancing guidelines and to prevent COVID-19’s spread.“Wildland fire agencies will alter many of their typical preseason preparation and requirements to embrace best management practices … to reduce employee exposure to COVID-19 community spread,” Flathead National Forest Public Affairs Officer Lauren Alley said.Flathead National Forest officials are planning in close coordination with state and local partners to safely operate this wildfire season, although those plans have not been officially established yet. Officials have discussed using “virtual training to the extent practicable,” Alley said.Wildland firefighters often experience high-density living and working conditions, as well as a transient workforce, and officials worry that such environments will make it difficult to mitigate COVID-19’s spread if it’s introduced, according to the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG). Occupational hazards including smoke, heat, fungus, fatigue and physically demanding work could also increase the likelihood of disease transmission.“Firefighting is all about teamwork and it’s all about working together,” said Ali Ulwelling, a spokesperson for the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation.The NWCG is offering general guidance, which includes recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).Guidance includes pre-planning and control strategies with proper Personal Protective Equipment, taking preventative measures with sanitation practices, managing suspected and confirmed COVID-19 cases with isolation and quarantine measures and rapid intervention.While local plans are still in the works, Alley says protocols will be integrated into the national Wildland Fire Response Plans, which will be available to Geographic Areas, Incident Management Teams and local units.The U.S. Department of Interior and Department of Agriculture wildland fire agencies and state and local partners will use the Infectious Disease Guidelines for Wildland Fire Incident Management Team’s recommended guideline, Alley said.“Wildfire season isn’t going to stop,” Big Mountain Fire Chief Ben DeVall said. “It’s going to be interesting.” Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.last_img read more

News / Qatar Airways reveals financials in transparency bid ‘to kill allegations of state subsidy’

first_imgBy Alex Lennane 11/07/2016 Qatar Airways Group has released its financial results for the first time in a bid to stem growing criticism over its “lack of transparency” and accusations of state aid.But despite releasing a 61-page statement of accounts, very few numbers for its cargo operations – or airline profit – were made available.Cargo revenue came in at QAR5.6bn ($1.53bn), accounting for a significant 21% of the airline’s revenues. Total airline revenues  were QAR32.3bn.Qatar Airways Group also owns Qatar Executive, a business jet company; Qatar Duty Free; Qatar Aviation Services; and an aircraft catering company. It manages Hamad International Airport and owns Qatar’s only licensed retail distributor for alcohol. Headline profit for the group was QAR1.62bn, although this was not broken down into the different companies in the group.The financial results were released just a week after the big three US airlines alleged that the carrier had received $7bn in Qatar government subsidies last year.The results show the company issued 473,395,000 shares, worth QAR10 each, to the government as payment for “shareholder advances”, which are non-interest bearing and unsecured.But in a forward to the results, CEO Akbar Al Baker wrote: “Our position on this is clear: Qatar Airways is not subsidised.”The results came as Qatar Cargo, which saw revenues edge up 10% on last year, moved to quell concerns that its plans to create a cargo hub at Luxembourg were unfair and “revenge” against Cargolux. And speaking to local media, Qatar cargo chief Ulrich Ogiermann insisted that the move of some operations from Liege to Luxembourg was “not a big deal”.The airline has tripled the number of connections in Luxembourg, and now has 13 flights a week, but Mr Ogiermann pointed out that the airline flies into Frankfurt three times a day. He also noted that Frankfurt’s night flight ban and lack of parking spaces for cargo aircraft would limit growth at the airport. He insisted that “it was not the case” that Luxembourg would become Qatar’s cargo hub.And he denied the airline was trying to challenge Cargolux.“This is totally irrelevant to us. We are in competition with each provider… I do not know where such conjectures come from.”There are clear links, however: Mr Ogiermann was CEO of Cargolux, while its new CEO, Richard Forson, was in the past a financial director of Qatar Airways.Mr Ogiermann said: “We have neither time nor energy to care about such things. Qatar must fight just like any other cargo airline… We have grown extremely strong. You have to put everything in perspective. We have other points worldwide, which are strategically much more important for us than Luxembourg.”The Luxembourg government also downplayed the story. Sustainability and infrastructure minister François Bausch said: “Whether Qatar competes from nearby airport Liège or from Luxembourg, what is the difference?” And he said the issue should be examined at an EU level – despite the fact that Luxembourg issued Qatar with fifth freedom rights on some routes when it invested in Cargolux.Aviation workers in Luxembourg agree. The country’s pilots’ association, ALPL, has joined the coalition for fair competition in aviation. The group said it would work with the European Commission to “end market distortion, which is damaging the entire aviation industry”.last_img read more

PlayStation 4 has sold 30 million units in two years

first_imgPlayStation 4 has sold 30 million units in two yearsSony maintains relentless pace with another 12 million consoles sold in 2015 so farMatthew HandrahanEditor-in-ChiefWednesday 25th November 2015Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleSony Computer EntertainmentSony has now sold through more than 30 million consoles around the world, further reinforcing its position as the generation’s leading console.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games To be precise, the figure released by Sony today is 30.2 million units worldwide, which means Sony has sold 12 million PS4s in less than a year.Sony launched the PlayStation 4 in November 2013, so those 30.2 million sales have arrived in around two years with only a small amount of momentum lost along the way. But what of the Xbox One? Microsoft has mentioned on several occasions that its console is outperforming the Xbox 360, and yet one has to reach deep into the archives to find the last official figures: 10 million shipped back in November 2014. MIcrosoft has continued to highlight smaller victories – outselling PS4 on a given month in the US, for example – only without the benefit of an update to the bigger picture. In October this year, the company said that it would no longer reveal Xbox hardware sales in its financial reports, choosing to focus on engagement metrics related to Xbox Live instead.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesNew PlayStation update adds USB storage and cross-generation Share PlayPS5 owners will be able to save game data onto an external drive, but the games won’t be playable from thereBy Danielle Partis 29 days agoPS3 was “a stark moment of hubris” – LaydenSony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios chairman reflects on last generation’s missteps and how the company changed course for PS4By Brendan Sinclair 2 years agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

Important Announcement Regarding New Rule 4.0: Safety Headgear

first_img We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. Please note that Dressage Canada has decided to put in place new safety rules regarding headgear.  The Board has decided that riders at Fourth Level and below will be required to wear ASTM/SEI or BSI approved headgear at all times when mounted on the showgrounds. The complete rule is listed below.  The Board and the Rules Committee are aware that although the rule will be well accepted by many, there will be those who feel it is an unwelcome imposition.  Most of the feedback received in the last year on the subject of helmet safety was in favour of requiring approved helmets. Given that the rule relates to athlete safety, the Board feels it is important to put such a rule in place as soon as possible.As of May 1st, 2011, the following rule regarding safety headgear will be adopted by Dressage Canada: E4.0 Safety Headgear1. ASTM/SEI or BSI approved headgear must be worn by all riders showing Fourth Level and below, regardless of age, when mounted on the showgrounds at EC Bronze, Silver and Gold competitions.2. ASTM/SEI or BSI approved headgear must be worn by all non-competing riders mounted on any competing horse at EC Bronze, Silver and Gold competitions.3. All riders of any age while on non-competing horses must wear protective headgear at all times while mounted on the competition grounds.4. The penalty for contravening 4.0.1 is elimination.5. Non-competing riders who contravene 4.0.2 and/or 4.0.3 will be instructed to dismount until wearing an ASTM/SEI or BSI approved helmet.Note: At the tack check which follows the test, the steward may ask the rider to dismount so that the helmet may be inspected for the ASTM/SEI or BSI label. Tags: protective headgear, Dressage Canada, Email* SIGN UP More from Horse Sport:Christilot Boylen Retires From Team SportAfter an exemplary career as one of Canada’s top Dressage riders, seven-time Olympian Christilot Boylen has announced her retirement from team competition.2020 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair CancelledFor only the second time in its history, The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair has been cancelled but plans are being made for some virtual competitions.Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Statement on 2020 EventAs the Province of Ontario starts to reopen, The Royal’s Board and staff will adhere to all recommendations put forward by government and health officials.Government Financial Assistance for Ontario FarmersOntario Equestrian has recently released this update of several financial assistance packages available, including those for farm business. Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! Horse Sport Enewslast_img read more

Kobe Bryant’s sudden death leaves the world grieving, searching for answers

first_imgHarry How/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — The federal probe into the devastating helicopter crash that killed retired NBA star Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others has investigators exploring why the pilot took flight in weather so foggy it had prompted local law enforcement agencies to ground its choppers.An 18-member team from the National Transportation Safety Board, along with help from the FBI, continued on Monday to comb through the wreckage of the 1991 Sikorsky S-76 aircraft that slammed into a hillside on Sunday morning in Calabasas, California, killing everyone onboard and sending shockwaves across the globe.Bryant, 41, and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna “Gigi” Bryant were among those who were instantly killed after the helicopter faded from radar just before 10 a.m. local time on Sunday. Reports of the crash into the steep hillside followed soon after.The helicopter pilot, identified Monday as Ara Zobayan by Los Angeles aviation company Group 3 Aviation, the company that trained him, had climbed to more than 2,000 feet when the aircraft made an unusual and rapid descent just before it crashed, according to information from the aviation database Flightradar24.Investigators had no immediate explanation for the aircraft’s rapid descent.When it struck the ground, the helicopter was flying at about 184 mph and descending at a rate of more than 4,000 feet per minute, the data showed.The listed owner of the aircraft is Island Express, but it is unclear if Bryant rented it or had a long-term arrangement with the company to use it. The helicopter was painted with Bryant’s logo.Eyewitness Scott Daehlin described the fog as “like jumping into a pool of milk.”Daehlin told ABC News that he was setting up audio equipment for Sunday service at the Church In The Canyon in Calabasas when he heard a big thud and what sounded like a fuselage breaking apart inside the canyon.While Daehlin could hear the helicopter, it was impossible to see the crash because of the fog, he said. He then called 911 and told dispatchers that something horrible had happened.Members of the FBI were sent to the crash site and are assisting the NTSB with collecting and documenting the evidence.Jennifer Homendy, a member of the NTSB board, said investigators will look into the history of the pilot and maintenance records of the helicopter. It was not immediately clear if the helicopter was equipped with a black box.The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner said that because of the difficult terrain at the crash site, it could take several days to complete the recovery.The medical examiner’s Special Operations Response Team recovered three bodies from the wreckage on Sunday before recovery operations were suspended due to darkness and safety concerns, the agency said in a statement. The team returned to the crash site on Monday and were working to recover the remaining victims, according to the statement.The bodies are being taken to the medical examiner’s Forensic Science Center for examination and formal identification.The LA County Sheriff’s Department has asked the public to stay away, calling the scene a logistical nightmare.The Los Angeles Police Department said that Sunday’s weather conditions did not meet its standards for flying — an 800-foot cloud ceiling and 2 miles of visibility — at the time of the crash yesterday morning. The LAPD’s fleet was grounded at the time of the accident.Other victims killed in the crash included John Altobelli, a local college baseball coach, as well as his wife, Kerri Altobelli, and his daughter, Alyssa Altobelli. Christina Mauser, an assistant girl’s basketball coach for a private school in Orange County, was also killed in the crash, her husband confirmed on Facebook.Two other people aboard the doomed flight were identified as Sarah and Peyton Chester, ABC News has confirmed.The identity of the one other victim, the pilot, remains unconfirmed.Bryant and the others who perished were flying from Orange County, where Bryant has a home in Newport Park, to the Mamba Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks, a sports facility where the former LA Lakers’ star hosted basketball clinics. Bryant’s daughter’s basketball team was scheduled to play in the Mamba Cup, a youth basketball tournament that’s named after Bryant’s moniker.The Lakers game against the Los Angeles Clippers scheduled for Tuesday night at the Staples Center has been postponed “out of respect for the Lakers organization, which is deeply grieving the tragic loss of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven other people in a helicopter crash on Sunday,” the NBA said in a statement. The game will be rescheduled for a later date.Meanwhile, tributes have been pouring in from all over the world. Bryant’s image was splashed across newspapers Monday morning as basketball fans and beyond begin to mourn the loss of the hoops legend. Shaquille O’Neal, Bryant’s former LA Lakers teammate who won three consecutive NBA championships with him in 2000, 2001 and 2002, posted a picture of the two embracing, and said that “there are no words to express the pain I’m going through now with this tragic and sad moment.”Another close friend and retired basketball star Dwyane Wade paid an emotional tribute to Bryant on Instagram.Basketball legend and principal owner of the Charlotte Hornets Michael Jordan issued a statement saying that Bryant “was like a little brother to me.”Bryant was drafted to the NBA out of high school in 1996 and spent his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, winning five NBA championships. He was awarded NBA MVP in 2008 and NBA Finals MVP in 2009 and 2010.Bryant won gold medals as a member of the U.S. men’s basketball team in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.Bryant’s career was marred, however, during a 2005 trial when he was accused of sexual assault by an employee at a Vail, Colorado hotel. Bryant always denied the encounter was nonconsensual and the case was later dismissed after the victim said she did not want to testify and the two parties settled a civil suit. Here is the front page of tomorrow’s paper and special section remembering Kobe Bryant:— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) January 27, 2020 Statement from Michael Jordan:— Estee Portnoy (@esteep) January 26, 2020 LeBron James surpassed Bryant on the all-time scoring list on Saturday during the Lakers’ game against the Philadelphia 76ers.“I’m happy just to be in any conversation with Kobe Bean Bryant — one of the all-time greatest basketball players to ever play, one of the all-time greatest Lakers,” James told reporters after the game. “The man got two jerseys hanging up in Staples Center. It’s just crazy.”In 2018, Bryant won an Academy Award for his animated short “Dear Basketball,” which is based on a poem he wrote in 2015 when he announced his retirement. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more