‘Marked man’ Farah romps home at Prefontaine

first_img“It’s hard trying to maintain it year after year. But I know what I have to do — eat sleep and train properly. But that’s what it takes if you want to win medals.”Farah said he plans to race in Usain Bolt’s farewell meeting in Kingston next month before heading to Europe to run in Ostrava. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Mo Farah (R) shakes hands with Uganda’s Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei at the Rio Olympics last year. Mo Farah won in Eugene in 13:00.70 with Cheptegei 4th in a season best 13:02.84Eugene, United States | AFP |  Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah fired a warning shot to his rivals with the fastest time of the year after powering to victory in the 5,000m at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League meeting on Saturday.The British long distance king, racing in a track meeting on US soil for the last time, produced another flawless tactical display to come home in 13min 00.70sec at Eugene’s Hayward Field in Oregon.The 34-year-old star, who completed an unprecedented ‘double-double’ of 5,000m and 10,000m gold at last year’s Olympics in Rio, crossed ahead of Ethiopia’s Yomif Kejelcha in second and Kenya’s Geoffrey Kamworwor in third.Afterwards Farah, who plans to retire from the track after August’s World Championships in London, said he had been determined to send a message to his main rivals in Oregon.“For me it wasn’t about time. It was just a matter of telling the boys ‘Look, I’m ready’,” Farah told reporters.“A lot of the boys talk a lot. A lot of guys saying ‘I’m going to do this or that.’ But I don’t like to do that. I just want my running to do the talking and get on with it.”Farah, who is also the reigning world champion over 5,000m and 10,000m, said he had got used to being regarded as the man to beat.“I’ve got a target on my back,” Farah said. “I’ve been on the top of my game for the last five years and everyone wants to beat me. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

MMA on the rise as crowds witness thrilling event in Bangkok

first_imgA spectacular MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) event was held in Bangkok on Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Insanity Nightclub on Sukhumvit Road:Cambodia’s Thai Rithy takes on Filipino Richard Corminal at the MMA fight night in Bangkok, Saturday, September 10. (Photo/Singaporemaven)Fight promoters Full Metal Dojo also announced that, as part of their support of the new Thailand Mixed Martial Arts Federation (TMMAF), they will be holding an all-amateur tournament for Thai MMA fighters across four regions of Thailand from January next year, under the banner – Made in Thailand.The winners in the various weight categories will then represent Thailand at the prestigious 2017 International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) World Championships, part of the UFC’s annual International Fight Week in Las Vegas.In Bangkok, a 10-fight card featured some of the toughest, most closely-fought MMA wars of attrition ever seen in the Thai capital. In the main event, American Emilio Utturio (8-4) edged a split decision win over Brazilian Daniel Hortegas (3-3) in a blood, sweat and tears contest.  Utturio proved his well-rounded skills against the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt practitioner and finished in the ascendancy, although both fighters showed incredible heart to keep up the frenetic pace.But the fight-of-the-night saw Iran’s Masoud Ranjbar (3-0) from AKA Thailand, Phuket, force a verbal tap-out of the promising British brawler Jamie Sloane (6-3), who dominated the Iranian with his boxing, but was worn down and unable to continue at the end of the second round.  This was a memorable battle, where Sloane had Ranjbar in all kinds of trouble, almost knocked-out on his feet, but the courageous Iranian found the strength to land crucial take-downs and fatal ground-and-pound, which eventually exhausted the brave Brit.Another man who was dominant on the feet, but lost the war on the ground was the ever-popular 18-year old Cambodian Thai Rithy (5-2) who scored some heavy bombs on Filipino Richard Corminal (4-1), but was impressively taken down and finished via ground-and-pound in round two.  Both fighters showed their fighting heart, swinging wild punches at each other, yet the grappling advantage was held by Corminal as he proved his worth against fan favourite Rithy, also winning some new fans of his own.FMD founder and host, Jon Nutt, saved the day by stepping into the cage on one day’s notice as a last minute stand-in, and had a brief, but memorable minute in the Dojo with ripped Brazilian heavyweight Marcelo Tenorio (4-1), as they traded kicks and punches before Tenorio forced Nutt to tap-out via head-lock.Elsewhere, a performance-of-the-night contender was Bangkok’s Settawut “Ben Ten” Nemthanorm, who landed a thunderous head-kick to Chiang Mai’s Nat Natchayangkul in the first round, before sinking in a textbook rear-naked choke, forcing the tap-out in the second stanza.Dominant displays came from two high-flying Thai prospects who were both trained up in the Muay Thai tradition, before transitioning into MMA, and now fighting in both disciplines.  Thanonsaklek “Top Noi” TigerMuayThai (2-1) notched his second win in the Dojo with a swift and brutal win over Anton Larsson (2-1).  Yodkaikaew “Y2K” Fairtex (3-1) from Fairtex Gym, Pattaya, also destroyed Jirawat “Machida” Anujai with his superior stand-up skills.last_img read more

Proud Dinka warrior…Manute Bol was a ‘special blessing’

first_imgHUMANITARIAN—Former NBA basketball star Manute Bol poses for a photograph at the Sunrise Sudan headquarters in Lenexa, Kansas, June 9. by Armon GilliamFor New Pittsburgh Courier Without question the most memorable teammate from my 14-year pro basketball career was the late Manute Bol, affectionately known as “Nutie” by his teammates and friends. Although his 7-7 stature made him stand out in any crowd and his presence inside the lane instantly commanded attention, it was his humanitarian efforts, unique background, humor and intelligence that I came to admire most.Manute was a man of humble yet noble beginnings. Bol Nyuol, Manute’s great-great grandfather, was a chief of the Tuic Dinka tribe. His grandfather was also a very wealthy tribal chief who was said to have had 40 wives and 80 children. Although Manute’s father was not a tribal chief nor did he inherit the family wealth, he was a well-to-do tribe member. His father was said to have had 150 cows and held the honored position of tribal elder. IMPOSING PRESENCE—In this Jan. 26, 1993 photo, New York Knicks Patrick Ewing, right, is blocked by Philadelphia 76er Manute Bol during an NBA game at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Manute’s date of birth is believed to be in the fall between the years of 1961 and 1963. The exact date is not known as a result of the practice of his tribe not using birth certificates. Instead Dinkas relied on the memory of elders to approximate a birth within the tribe.I was curious to know more about African culture so I would ask Manute many questions about his life in Sudan when we were teammates from 1990 to 1993 on the Philadelphia 76ers. Out of those long conversations, what really stood out for me was the manhood rite rituals. The Dinkas subjected all their teenage boys who were candidates for manhood to a barbaric face and head scarring custom and the candidates had six teeth forcibly extracted. After watching other candidates go through this bloody and painful tribal custom, Manute rebelled. In fact, when Manute was identified by the elders as the next candidate for the ritual, Manute ran away on several occasions. Eventually, he was poignantly told by tribal elders that he had to go through the ritual or he would not be a Dinka. Manute acquiesced and endured the very painful demands of the manhood rite ritual. He visibly bore the markings of this ritual on his head and face the rest of his adult life.Dinka manhood candidates also had to learn animal husbandry. Animal husbandry involved candidates learning about the birthing, care, sale and protection of cows. I was amazed by the requirement of having a 13-year-old manhood candidate kill a lion. At the tender age of 13, Manute was charged with the duty of killing an adult lion with a spear. Then he had to cut the mane off of the lion’s neck and carry it to the tribal chief. According to Manute he accomplished this feat by going into the bush and spotting a sleeping lion. He claimed to have stealthily come up behind the lion, raised his spear high in the air and deeply injected his spear into the lion’s neck. He claims that the lion roared and struggled but quickly died. A couple years after completing all the manhood rite rituals, Manute started playing basketball when his cousin from Khartoum, Nyuol Makwag Bol, suggested he take up the sport. Eventually Manute traveled to the town of Wau and played on their local police team. Manute’s father objected and was quoted as saying that “basketball was not good work for a Dinka.” Manute did not heed his father’s warning but chose to spend hours on a local court shooting, dribbling and working on layups. One day Nyuol asked Manute “why don’t you try dunk?” Manute took one dribble and went up for a dunk. Manute often said when telling this story: “When I came down I hurt my teeth in the net.” In other words, Manute had a tooth extracted by the net. In 1979 Manute earned a spot on the city’s Catholic team where he joined his cousin Nyuol. Khartoum, however, was not an ideal place for Bol. Its very large Arab population harbored a very intense hatred of Christians and Blacks. “I did fight a lot in Khartoum,” Bol said. “I was bad. I don’t take anything. Sometimes I can say we Dinkas are crazy.”Manute was seen by several American coaches during his time in Khartoum and was invited to come to the USA. Eventually, he came to the states with the intent of playing for Cleveland State. The details were never finalized so Manute looked for other options. He eventually enrolled at the University of Bridgeport, a Division II school, where he played during the 1984-1985 season.Manute’s pro career started when he was drafted in the fifth round by the San Diego Clippers in 1983. Later that year the N.B.A ruled Manute had not been eligible for the draft and declared the pick invalid. He was drafted again in 1985 in the second round by the Washington Bullets. As a rookie he set the N.B.A record of 5 blocked shots per game. Manute was among the blocked shot leaders most of his career but only led the league during his rookie campaign 1985-86 and in the 1988-89 season. He was also named to the All Defensive team in 1986. He played a total of 10 years in the N.B.A for four teams—Washington Bullets, Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76ers and Miami Heat.In 1987, the Bullets drafted a 5-3 point guard from Wake Forest named Tyrone “Muggsy” Bogues. This draft placed the tallest and shortest players in the history of the N.B.A on the same roster for one season. Sadly, many in the media turned the pairing of the two into a bit of a circus act. Manute and “Muggsy” were made the butt of many insensitive jokes on the TV night show circuit and even by standup comedians like Woody Allen. I had the occasion to play with “Muggsy” on the USA team that went on to win a gold medal and I played with Manute for three years on the 76ers. Based on my experiences of playing with and against these players for many years, I can say they were competitors that were very serious about their professional careers.Being made the butt of many jokes was the least of Manute’s worries. His native country of Sudan had been engulfed by bloody civil wars since 1983. The heart of the conflict has pivoted on the Muslims desire to control and/or exterminate Christians although animist and non-Muslims were also targets of persecution. As such, the Muslims enacted the extreme measures of cold-blooded murders and forced slavery against non-Muslims for decades in Sudan as a method to impose their will on the opposition and country. The religious hostility was so severe that Manute claims to have lost 250 family members during the civil war. Manute was not the type to remain neutral in the face of such oppression and violence by Muslims. Instead he was known to fight against the oppression in various forms. “In the United States they call Black people nigger, you know, that thing. In my country, the Moslem people call us Abid (Arabic for slave). Really, I don’t like. If they say it to somebody, not even me, I fight them,” Manute said in a Washington Post article.Manute, whose name means “special blessing” in the Dinka language, also used more sophisticated measures of fighting. He was credited with championing a cause that sought and eventually was successful in unifying the warring factions in Sudan. He took part in peace talks, visited refugee camps, protested outside several embassies, giving millions to support a rebel group, the 2006 Sudan Freedom March, appearing before Congress on behalf of his tribe and starting the Ring True foundation. “Manute gave his life for his country in all kinds of aspects,” said Bol’s friend, Tom Prichard, executive director of the humanitarian organization Sudan Sunrise.Manute literally and figuratively gave all he had to help his tribe survive Muslim persecution. It is reported that he gave most of his N.B.A. earnings, a good portion of his time and even contracted the deadly Steven-Johns syndrome which eventually claimed his life while in Sudan on a humanitarian effort. “I can’t think of a person that I know of in the world that used their celebrity status for a greater good than Manute Bol. He used it for his people. He gave his life for his people,” said Sen. Sam Brownback of KansasOn June 19, Manute’s life was prematurely taken by complications from Stevens-Johnson syndrome which caused acute kidney failure. Manute’s funeral was held June 29 at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. He is survived by two concurrent wives and 10 children.The proud Dinka warrior who fought hard to overcome poverty, for his people’s survival and in the N.B.A is no longer with us but his legacy lives on. Well done my friend and rest in peace.last_img read more

Surgical Associates’ Senior Partner to Retire

first_imgFacebook740Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Surgical AssociatesBringing to a conclusion a distinguished 34 year career serving Thurston County as a general, thoracic and vascular surgeon, Dr. James (Jim) Reus announced his retirement from Surgical Associates.  “It is with a sense of profound poignancy that I announce my retirement from the practice of surgery in Thurston County. Through these many years I’ve had the privilege to be surrounded by wonderful colleagues who have supported me beyond measure. I have had the privilege to raise a family and to grow and live in a most beautiful little corner of the world.”Spending time with his grandkids is high on Dr. Reus’ list for retirement. Photo courtesy: Surgical AssociatesA graduate of the University of Washington, Dr. Reus tirelessly and compassionately served the surgical needs of the greater Olympia community in which he’s lived for over three decades.  Also serving as the President of the Thurston-Mason County Medical Society, the President of the Foundation at Providence St Peter Hospital, and the President of the Washington Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Reus endeavored to guide and inspire Washington’s healthcare community in the ever-evolving practice of medicine. “A wonderful mentor of mine…at the University of Washington where I trained in surgery so many years ago, once said to me, ‘Jim, learn the surgical principles because the types of operations you do will change through your career, but the principles behind the operations will not change.’ Nothing could’ve been more true. While operations have evolved, and indeed the entire practice of medicine has undergone profound change, the guiding principles of surgery and medicine which have motivated me throughout my life have not changed.”Dr. Jim and Diane Reus will enjoy retirement exploring the Puget Sound on their live-aboard boat. Photo courtesy: Surgical AssociatesDr. Reus and his wife, Diane, look forward to time on the water cruising the Puget Sound on their live-aboard, the Innisfree, as well as travel and spending time with their grandchildren.  “It is my hope that as Olympia evolves this beautiful little piece of the great Northwest will continue to be a great, great place to live and raise a family, and for those in healthcare to practice their craft for generations to come.”  Coinciding with Dr. Reus’ retirement, Surgical Associates is pleased to welcome two new surgeons to their practice: Dr. Burkley Snow and Dr. Rebecca Freeman.  Both Washington natives, Dr. Snow and Dr. Freeman are very pleased be returning to the Pacific Northwest to serve the surgical needs of Thurston County.last_img read more

Mason Health Physical Therapist Vanessa Creed Awarded Orthopedic Specialist Board Certification

first_imgFacebook7Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Mason HealthMason Health’s Rehabilitation Services Department has earned yet another prestigious designation. The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) of the American Physical Therapy Association awarded Vanessa Creed, PT, DPT, with the professional title of board-certified clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy. At Mason Health, Creed joins Keith Schmidt, PT, DPT, who became a board-certified clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy in 2018.Specialists in orthopedic physical therapy have an in-depth knowledge base and skillset to treat orthopedic injuries, including those that affect major joints such as the hip, knees, ankles and spine. Creed was motivated to pursue board certification because she wanted to expand upon her clinical experience and learn more about how to help patients with these orthopedic physical therapy needs.“Cases have become more complex,” she said. “When I first went to school, the cases were more neurological-based, where people sought physical therapy after a stroke or other neurological event. Now, people seek physical therapy for many different reasons. I want to be better. You can never stop learning. We should always push ourselves to learn more and become better in our fields.”Creed graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 2001 from De La Salle University – Dasmariñas in the Philippines and obtained a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2015 from AT Still University of Health Sciences in Arizona. She is also certified in manual therapy, and worked in an assisted living facility prior to joining the Mason Health team in 2015.Creed and Schmidt have seen patients who need orthopedic physical therapy for a variety of reasons: work or sports injuries, automobile collisions, poor posture or body mechanics, lifestyle or footwear choices, or typical wear and tear of a joint. Some of Creed’s favorite cases to treat are patients with lumbar spine injuries, though back injuries used to intimidate her.“There is nothing better than the immediate satisfaction you can give a patient who has been suffering from back pain,” she said. “Those are often complex needs, but it’s amazing what we can do for patients and the huge effect it has on their life.”To obtain board certification in orthopedic physical therapy, candidates must submit evidence of required clinical practice and complete a rigorous examination demonstrating specialized knowledge and advanced clinical proficiency in a specialty area of physical therapist practice.“I am very proud of Vanessa and Keith for putting in the work and long hours to obtain this certification,” said Cheryl Woods, director of Rehabilitation Services. “A large number of our caseload is orthopedic, so having two board-certified members on staff is very beneficial to the patient.”Certifications are valid for 10 years. To date, more than 16,000 physical therapists are board-certified clinical specialists. ABPTS is the governing body that oversees the physical therapy clinical specialist certification and awards certificates to physical therapists meeting approved requirements.Mason Health, Public Hospital District No. 1 of Mason County, is certified by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and is a licensed and accredited acute care hospital with a level four emergency trauma designation. There are more than 100 physicians on staff in 19 specialties. Mason Health now offers 3D Mammography Services. For more information on 3D mammograms or to find a health care provider, visit  the Mason Health website.last_img read more

Big Bang Cosmology Needs Miracles

first_img(Visited 916 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 B.C. cartoon by the late Johnny HartThis is the feeling one gets when reading an account of current big bang cosmology by Paul Sutter in New Scientist. Sutter is an astrophysicist at Ohio State University, and a popularizer of astronomy for radio, tours and magazines. He begins with his typical dramatic flair, glamorizing the big bang theory like Peter’s telephone:The Big Bang model is our most successful explanation for the history of the universe that we live in, and it’s ridiculously easy to encapsulate its core framework in a single, T-shirtable sentence: A long time ago, our universe was a lot smaller. From this simple statement flows major testable predictions that have been verified by decades of observation. The expansion rate of the universe. The cosmic microwave background. The production of the lightest elements. The differences between near and far galaxies. All the juicy lines of evidence that makes cosmology a science.Maybe you have been in a situation where someone makes a presentation, talks up his project or widget, gets everybody excited, then says, “There’s just one little problem….” He proceeds to mention a difficulty that is fatal to the project, undermining all the prior hype. That’s what Sutter does next:But there are some issues. The “vanilla” Big Bang model, without any other additions or amendments, can’t explain all the observations. The extent of Sutter’s “one little problem” will become evident shortly. For now, go back to the cartoon and imagine B.C. complaining to Peter about all the missing infrastructure to make a telephone work. Suppose Peter responds, “Well, we can just imagine these being solved by an imaginary model. I call it Poof Theory.” [We call it the Poof Spoof in the Darwin Dictionary.] This is Sutter’s miracle: an appeal to “inflation” (i.e., poof) to make the problems go away. More on that momentarily.The Big Banger’s Light-Distance ProblemFor now, notice that Sutter confesses that big bang cosmology has a serious light-distance problem of its own, just like creationists point out when critics of Biblical creation attack their light-distance problem (e.g., CMI).That light comes to us from distant reaches of the cosmos, so distant that it’s now inaccessible to us. And different sections of that background light are inaccessible to each other. In the wonderful jargon of physics, regions of the cosmic microwave background are not causally connected. In other words, for one chunk of the limits of our observable universe to communicate with another chunk in the past 13.8 billion years, they would have had to send signals faster than the speed of light.Which would be no big deal at all if the cosmic microwave background wasn’t almost perfectly smooth. The infant universe had the same temperature to one part in a million. How did everyone get so well-coordinated when changes in one area didn’t have enough time to affect others?Sutter also mentions the flatness problem:But there’s no reason for our universe to be flat. At large scales it could’ve had any old curvature it wanted. Our cosmos could’ve been shaped like a giant, multidimensional beach ball, or a horse-riding saddle. But, no, it picked flat. And not just a little bit flat. For us to measure no curvature to a precision of a few percent in the present-day universe, the young cosmos must’ve been flat to one part in a million.And the monopole problem: magnetic monopoles should be ubiquitous, according to standard big bang cosmology, but have never been detected.The Guth Goof Poof SpoofLike Peter, Sutter has set the stage to introduce his Poof Theory, called inflation. Committing the best-in-field fallacy, and raising the perhapsimaybecouldness index to astronomical levels, he announces,The best solution we have to these conundrums is a process called inflation. The idea was first proposed — and coined! — by physicist Alan Guth in 1980 when he suggested that the same exotic process that flooded the universe with magnetic monopoles could have sent the cosmos into a period of staggeringly rapid expansion.Like someone in a Johnny Carson audience, we shout out, “Just how staggeringly rapid was it?” Sutter was prepared for the question.Imagine if I ballooned you — your body, guts, brain, skeleton, the whole deal — to the size of our entire observable universe. And imagine it took me less than 10^-32 seconds to do it. That’s some serious expansion, and precisely what we mean by inflation. When our universe was incredibly young, Guth proposed, it inflated to such gargantuan scales in less than the blink of an eye.Sutter claims this solves all the problems of the big bang: the flatness problem, the horizon problem, and the monopole problem – because monopoles would be as difficult to find as pieces of your guts spread throughout the universe.Nothing like a Poof Spoof (i.e., a miracle) to make your telephone work. What Sutter fails to consider, though, is the Guth Goof, which we define as a solution that is worse than the problem it was invented to solve. Guth thought that inflation would solve the flatness problem, the lumpiness problem (the universe’s incredible smoothness), and the horizon problem (the light-distance problem) in one swell poof. Each of these problems are basically fine-tuning problems. For inflation to work, however, it would require even greater fine-tuning at the beginning. The initial conditions for an inflating universe – even for believers in big bang cosmology – would have to be immensely, incredibly, unimaginably exact, or else the miracle would not occur. And once inflation started, there would be no way to stop it. We wouldn’t even have stars to look at, they would be so far apart.Who knows; maybe Guth and Sutter are Boltzmann Brains in the emptiness of space cogitating imaginary possibilities within their own realities.Keep these guys in mind when you hear atheist critics accuse creationists of “denying science” and believing in miracles. Everyone believes in miracles. Some of us prefer to think they were intelligently designed by a cause necessary and sufficient for them: a Universe-Maker. A leading cosmologist’s account of the current big bang theory makes no sense unless the hearer is already committed to believing it.In an old B.C. cartoon, Johnny Hart pictured Peter showing B.C. the new telephone he invented. As it hangs on a tree, Peter tells about all the wonderful opportunities it opens up for long-distance communication. Impressed and hopeful, B.C. says, “Great. Let’s call somebody.” Peter responds, “We can’t. I only made one.” Now imagine other problems with Peter’s phone: telephone lines haven’t been invented yet, there is no theory of electromagnetism, no audio-to-electromagnetic conversion device, no infrastructure for switching, and no switchboard operators. The phone just hangs on the tree, useless.last_img read more

Human rights tribunal decision on First Nations child welfare ready by end

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Canadian Human Rights Tribunal will have a decision on First Nations child welfare by the end of January.Children’s advocate Cindy Blackstock gave the news to the Assembly of First Nations special gathering in Gatineau, Que. Wednesday.But Blackstock says chiefs shouldn’t wait and told them to lobby the government now.APTN’s Trina Roache has the story.last_img

RCMP Report stolen large truck tires

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – RCMP received a report of a theft on November 20, 2018, of 10 large truck tires that occurred in the early hours of that same day.At approximately 2:00am earlier that morning, two men, one with a heavier build and the other with a medium build, cut the fence at a business in the area of 94th Ave/100th St, Fort St John, BC, and rolled ten 11R24.5 Aeolus HN362 premium winter drive tires through the fence and off the property.The tires are described as: HN362 (ADW81) is a premium drive tire,all-season traction, optimized for severe winter conditions,features an aggressive symmetrical tread designdesigned for large heavy trucks such as a semi or dump truck type vehicles.The Fort St John RCMP continue to investigate and request the assistance of the public.  If tires matching this description are being sold on social media marketplace sites by individuals for a discounted rate causing would-be buyers to be suspicious, they are asked to call their local police detachment as these may be the stolen tires.The Fort St John RCMP ask anyone who has information in this matter to contact police. If you have information about this incident or can assist in identifying suspects, you are asked to contact the Fort St John RCMP at 250-787-8100.Should you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.crimestoppersnebc.ca.last_img read more

Momoas plane makes emergency landing

first_imgLos Angeles: Aquaman sta4r Jason Momoa was forced to make an emergency landing in Palm Springs, California, when the pilot of his private jet suspected an engine fire. Momoa shared the incident on his Instagram story, reported ew.com. “We got ourselves a slight delay. Half-hour out, Palm Springs, and the plane wanted to start a fire. So, yeah, good old fire department, gotta love ’em. Looks like we’re driving,” he said in a video. Momoa showed off the crew from the Palm Springs Fire Department who came out to inspect the plane and address the incident. Also Read – Rihanna to release 500-page ‘visual’ autobiographyThe department also shared the encounter on its social media pages, posting a photo of an engineer alongside the ‘Game of Thrones’ actor. “Had an Aircraft emergency today,” the caption said. “Reported engine fire with @prideofgypsies (Momoa) on board. ARFF Engineer Andy Meza told his crew, ‘Not on my watch boys…not on my watch’. Turned out to be a false alarm but the ARFF Lads were on the ready. It’s always nice to meet cool people,” the actor posted. The Aquaman actor quickly found another jet, joking that a friend came to pick him up and they were headed out for “round 2.”last_img read more