ollo/iStock(KANSAS CITY) — Police in Kansas City, Missouri, made an arrest in connection to an early morning shooting at a popular area that left one person dead and four others injured.Around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, someone in a white SUV opened fire on Mill Street in Westport. One man was killed, three men and one women were injured, according to ABC affiliate KMBC-TV.Officers in the area shot at the car as it drove away. The alleged shooter was taken into custody from the bullet ridden vehicle, KMBC reported.Anyone who has video or information on the shooting are asked to call the homicide unit at 816-234-5043 or the anonymous TIPS Hotline 816-474-TIPS.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Uruguay’s Air Force (FAU) is modernizing and providing maintenance for one of its two Lockheed Martin Hercules C-130B aircraft, which in recent years has carried out humanitarian and scientific assistance to remote areas such as Africa and Antarctica and served the Uruguayan population in response to natural disasters. The frequent and far-reaching humanitarian aid missions that the Uruguayan Hercules C-130B aircraft supports led the FAU to opt for Enaer, according to Col. Gurbindo. “However, to a lesser extent we also work with other companies in the region such as Brazil’s Embraer, and sometimes with the Argentine Air Force’s San Martin Brigadier Aircraft Factory of Argentina for the maintenance of our Pucará aircraft.” The FAU utilized an Exceptional Direct Purchase to hire the Chilean firm Enaer to provide the aircraft’s maintenance, including a “Minor ISO Inspection, Major ISO Inspection, Program Depot Maintenance (PDM), rewiring of the cockpit and fuselage, repair and overhaul of accessories, and the maintenance of the Allison T-56 engines (overhaul of the turbine modules, compressor modules, gearboxes, complete intermediate maintenance, isochronal inspections, test benches, etc.),” according to an FAU statement. The routine maintenance being carried out on the FAU Hercules C-130B is part of a project that costs over $82,000. The previous maintenance project, in 2014, cost over $435,000. The FAU did not have the proper equipment and expertise to service the aircraft, which it acquired in 1992, so it hired Enaer. The company “has met all of the requirements and has also shown over the years that they conduct serious, committed work with skilled technicians,” said Col. Guillermo Gurbindo, Director of Public Relations for the FAU, adding that “geographical proximity” was also taken into account as part of the selection. Important missions The 2015-2016 Antarctic Campaign The FAU carries out summer logistics flights to Antarctica, which are known as Technical Support, Maintenance, Repair Service, and Aircraft Spare Parts Exchange operations. These missions provide support to the scientific bases Uruguay operates under the 2015-2016 Antarctic Campaign. They should protect themselves, and theyâ€™re doing really well with their work. I congratulate the Brazilian Air Force’s heroes. May they always be ready to defend the Brazilian homeland. Excellent articles. Interesting way to fight weevils. Many good vibes to all the military men and women involved in all the mentioned projects. The plane receiving maintenance in Chile has conducted numerous missions supporting the deployment of Uruguayan contingents serving as part of United Nations Peacekeeping Missions. For example, in 2014, Uruguay transported a Bell-212 “Twin Huey” helicopter to the FAU flight team in the interior of the Democratic Republic of Congo. By Dialogo February 05, 2016 The 2016 summer campaign began with the departure of the first flight of one of the FAU’s Hercules C-130 aircraft on December 1st, followed by the departure of the Uruguayan Navy vessel ROU 26 “Vanguardia,” which left the port of Montevideo en route to Antarctica. The Military aircraft and vessel were carrying 40 tons of equipment, which included supplies and spare parts, as well as 250,000 liters of diesel fuel. The C-130B Hercules is a U.S.-manufactured plane with four Allison T-56 A7 turboprop engines and eight hours of autonomous flying time, all-metal construction, and high wings. It can fly at a maximum altitude of 11,500 meters (35,000 feet) and can carry up to 92 passengers, or 64 Paratroopers, or 64 stretchers and three to four light vehicles. The 2015-2016 Antarctic Campaign is part of the Antarctic Treaty, an international pact among 52 countries for which Uruguay has served as an advisory member for the past 30 years. The campaign’s objectives include promoting measures and decisions regarding legal, political, logistical, and technological issues on Antarctica. The FAU has two Hercules C-130B aircraft that service members use extensively in various medium- and long-range missions, such as trips to Antarctica. The FAU also uses the aircraft to support the Uruguayan Armed Forces’ peacekeeping missions. In another of its missions, in May 2015, one of the FAU’s two Hercules C-130B aircraft landed at Argentina’s Piloto Fernández Airport, where it was loaded with a spare part bound for the Dutch-flagged Antarctic ship TIMCA. The vessel had suffered a mechanical malfunction during a logistics mission near the Marambio Base in Antarctica. read more
Saturday, Dec. 7GameTime (ET)TV channelNo. 8 Baylor vs. No. 6 OklahomaNoonABCLouisiana at No. 20 Appalachian StateNoonESPNMiami (Ohio) vs. Central MichiganNoonESPN2UAB at Florida Atlantic1:30 p.m.CBS Sports Network, fuboTVNo. 19 Cincinnati at No. 16 Memphis3:30 p.m.ABCNo. 1 LSU vs. No. 4 Georgia4 p.m.CBS, fuboTVHawaii at No. 19 Boise State4 p.m.ESPNNo. 3 Clemson vs. No. 22 Virginia7:30 p.m.ABCNo. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 10 Wisconsin8 p.m.Fox, fuboTVHow to watch, live stream college football gamesThe conference championship games will be televised live on national TV, with games appearing on ESPN, ESPN2, ABC, CBS, CBS Sports Network and Fox.You can also live stream select college football games with fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial.College football scoresNo. 13 Oregon 37, No. 5 Utah 15No. 8 Baylor vs. No. 6 OklahomaLouisiana at No. 20 Appalachian StateMiami (Ohio) vs. Central MichiganUAB at Florida AtlanticNo. 19 Cincinnati at No. 16 MemphisNo. 1 LSU vs. No. 4 GeorgiaHawaii at No. 19 Boise StateNo. 3 Clemson vs. No. 22 VirginiaNo. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 10 WisconsinConference championship weekend highlights(All times Eastern) MORE: Watch NCAA football games live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Those games include games of great interest to the College Football Playoff selection committee, especially No. 1 LSU vs. No. 4 Georgia in Atlanta, No. 5 Utah vs. No. 13 Oregon in Santa Clara and No. 6 Baylor vs. No. 8 Oklahoma in Arlington.Other games to watch include the matchup between No. 2 Ohio State and No. 10 Wisconsin and No. 3 Clemson and No. 22 Virginia, as well as the ranked Group of 5 matchup between No. 16 Memphis and No. 19 Cincinnati.Here’s everything to know about the college football schedule for Friday and Saturday, including TV channels and start times for every top-25 matchup during conference championship weekend.MORE: Conference championship picks against the spreadConference championship schedule: What games are on today?Here’s the full schedule for conference championship weekend, plus final scores and how to watch every game live.You can keep up with live scores and stats with SN’s live scoreboard. The 15th week of the 2019 college football is reserved for champions. Or, at least, those who might try to become one.The Week 15 slate of games is thinner than usual, but features 10 conference championship games: Five from the Power 5, and five from the Group of 5. read more
The NFL wants to shorten the deadline for its opt-out policy because of concerns over players taking advantage of the situation, reports Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.From Pro Football Talk: “Teams are concerned that some players who think they won’t make the team are choosing to opt-out and to take the six-figure stipend. While players apparently would owe the money back to the teams if they fail to make the roster in 2021, no team wants to have to chase a former player around next year in an effort to retrieve $150,000 or $350,000.Another concern comes from an issue we’ve previously flagged: Some agents, per the source, are using the threat of an opt-out as leverage to get their clients new contracts.”That report didn’t sit well with Patriots safety Devin McCourty.”I think it is an absolute joke that the NFL is changing the opt-out period, mainly because they don’t want to continue to see guys opt-out. I’m sure they’re shocked about how many guys have opted out,” McCourty said Sunday during a Zoom call with reporters. “I think it’s terrible. I think it’s B.S. that the league has changed that date.”MORE: Here’s a complete list of NFL players opting out of the 2020 season“I think it is an absolute joke that the NFL is changing the opt-out period, mainly because they don’t want to continue to see guys opt out. I’m sure they’re shocked about how many guys have opted out…I think it is terrible. I think it’s BS.” — Patriots safety Devin McCourty pic.twitter.com/UuQZ2qZ14H— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) August 2, 2020As of Sunday, 42 players have made the decision to opt-out of the 2020 season, including eight Patriots players.McCourty told reporters he intends to play.”Monday will be our first day in the building, so to try to act like guys are trying to make a decision about something other than virtual meetings is a joke,” he said. “When players understand how much power we have, we’ve seen things change for us; primarily even with this deal, with the COVID-19 and trying to get everything back, we saw some of that strength. Hopefully, we’ll see how everything turns out come Wednesday, if it ends up being the deadline.”I support guys no matter what they decide, but I’m still out here having fun and figuring things out. So, we’ll see how we go.” ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the opt-out deadline could be moved to Wednesday. The original deadline for players to opt-out was supposed to be a week after the altered CBA was ratified, but that hasn’t happened yet.McCourty thinks the opt-out deadline should not be moved up because of the sides previously having an agreement.”It’s the same thing when we signed the CBA. Sometimes, some of those things that we think are good sometimes backfire,” he said. “We have rookies that are locked in long-term contracts, and then [franchise] tagged and [franchise] tagged. You guys don’t think we would love to change that about the CBA? But we can’t. That’s the point of signing an agreement.” read more