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Sophia squatters protest after CH&PA gives 14-day ultimatum

first_imgTackling the squatting situation…Minister extends deadline to January 2018By Lakhram BhagiratA resident displaying the noticeJust last week, officials from the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) promised squatters at Sophia, Greater Georgetown that they would not evacuate them until they were issued with lands but the housing body is now back-pedalling on their word and have since issued the squatters with a notice to remove by November 2.Over 50 squatters of Sophia who were affected by the recent demolition exercise executed by the CH&PA on Monday, picketed the Housing Ministry calling for more time before their forced removal and more importantly, alternative housing arrangements.The residents said they received a letter from the CH&PA on Friday indicating that they would have to remove their homes and all their belongings by November 2. The notice informed that failure to comply would result in legal proceedings against them.Councillor Akeem Peter addressing the protesters“My reason for being out here is these people just come and served us notice [for] the 2nd November and we have approximately two weeks to move. Now if we are squatting on the reserve it means that we have nowhere to go and now when you come and serve us this notice for two weeks, where are we going to go. If we had places to go then we would have never been on the Government reserves,” squatter Lorianne Alexander said.Another resident, Nickela Mc Lennon, said she has been living in Sophia for a number of years and has an application for a house lot in the system but is getting the royal runaround by the authority.Addressing the concerns of the squatters was People’s National Congress Councillor Akeem Peter who tried to get the squatters to protest in a non-confrontational manner.Housing Minister Valarie Yearwood“Your voices have been here and the Ministers and the Government knows that it is people they are dealing with. I am going into them with the application forms… we cannot be confrontational. Persons have long associated squatters with violence and rowdy behaviour. The first move when people hear squatters are gathering is that they call the Police,” he told the vocal group of protesters.“The notices are going to be one of the issues we will be discussing immediately with the Minister. The reason why we are here is to get the attention of the Minister and we have gotten it, so the next thing is for me to submit the applications to the Minister so she can fast track the process,” Councillor Peter added.Deadline extendedMeanwhile, Housing Minister Valerie Yearwood and Chief Executive Officer of the CH&PA, Lelon Saul, called a press conference later in the day to address the concerns. The Minister told the media that the squatters would have until the end of January 2018 to remove or be removed. She said that every time the Government announces a new strategy to deal with the squatting situation, the number of squatters increases.“As of May (2017) we had 543 squatters and I can assure you that the number is well above that number. Every night new apartments are being erected,” she said.Yearwood said the squatters are costing the utility companies since they are stealing electricity and tampering with water mains.She said to date, 266 notices have been served to the squatters so they are all informed of the consequences should they continue to squat. The Minister added that the extension is to facilitate the development of a plot of land at Industry to have the squatters relocated there.“We are targeting squatters who have allocations, the unoccupied buildings and our team went in and identified those buildings and the representatives from Sophia asked them to demolish those buildings because people are using them to gamble and rape girls and a lot of things,” Yearwood said.Saul said the Housing Authority would not condone squatting since it is illegal.last_img read more

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Exclusive – Leicester manager Pearson confirms Cambiasso contract talks

first_imgLeicester City manager Nigel Pearson has told talkSPORT the club are in talks with midfield hero Esteban Cambiasso about a new contract.The Argentine, 34, joined the Foxes in the summer on a one-year deal following spells with Real Madrid and Inter Milan and played a huge part in their end of season renaissance.Some incredible performances saw them win seven of their last nine Premier League matches and saved them from relegation, which looked all but certain back in March.And Pearson revealed he would love to keep Cambiasso for another campaign but is currently waiting for the player to decide on his future.He told Call Collymore: “We’d love Esteban Cambiasso to stay, of course we would, but as with everything he needs time to reflect.“He’s been such a success in his career it’s hard to know what this relegation battle has taken out of him but, for sure, we’re in talks.“He knows we’d all love him to stay but he needs a bit of time to make that decision himself, that’s really where we’re at.”last_img read more

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Debbie Reynolds remembers former GIs at Christmas

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsAnd tonight, over on Rhodes Avenue in North Hollywood – only a few blocks from where she grew up in Burbank – the girl who stole a nation’s heart as Tammy will do just that. It’s a wonderful holiday story, a George M. Cohan song: a star and her GIs meeting on a street that’s right out of an Andy Hardy movie. Lighting up the old neighborhood Christmas tree still standing in Dorothy Clemen’s front yard. I’ve written columns about how that 70-foot evergreen, planted in 1954, is the glue that holds together an ever-evolving, ever-changing neighborhood of young and old families. How the families on this street would gather in front of the tree every Thanksgiving eve in the 1970s and 1980s with their folding chairs, blankets and thermos jugs of coffee or holiday spirits to watch the lights come on, kicking off another holiday season. How during the mid-’80s, police estimated more than 65,000 people walked or drove down Rhodes Avenue each year to marvel at the beautifully lit 70-foot tree and 5-foot-tall star on top. How George Herczak – a Korean War veteran who lives across the street – worried that after Dorothy got too old to live on her own anymore and had to move out of the house in 1991, a great neighborhood tradition would be moving on with her. It did. The new owners of Dorothy’s house didn’t want to be bothered with having a neighborhood Christmas tree in their front yard for people to enjoy. Holidays came and went for 10 years, and harsh winters ate away at the electrical wiring that George and his buddies at American Legion Post 581 had worked so hard to weave through 70feet of thick branches to reach the beautiful star on top. But in 2001, Walter and Judith Rivera and their three children moved into Dorothy’s old house just before Thanksgiving. George walked across the street to greet the new couple and tell them a little about neighborhood history, including the tradition behind the big, old evergreen tree in their front yard with the star on top. “You could see George was very emotional talking about the tree, and how it just wasn’t the same at Christmas without that star shining down on the neighborhood,” Judith said. A few days later, George looked out his front window and saw Walter and his cousin, an electrician, climbing ladders to rewire the tree and star. The new family on the block was bringing back the Rhodes Avenue neighborhood Christmas tradition. And now, Tammy’s coming home to sing for her boys again at a special tree-lighting ceremony tonight, dedicated to all our military veterans. George Herczak, Gene Denny, Ralph Lemus, Ron Shaw and all their World War II and Korean War buddies from American Legion Post 581 will be in the audience cheering for her again. The guys wanted to do something special this year, so they wrote Debbie a letter a few months ago asking if there was any chance she could drop by the ceremony. It would mean an awful lot to them. About a week later, Denny opened his mail, and there was a sheet of paper with only one handwritten line on it from Debbie. “You’re on,” it says. Miss Burbank of 1948 owed these boys a lot. The Christmas tree-lighting ceremony begins at 6p.m. at 8125 Rhodes Ave. in North Hollywood. The public is invited.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Tammy’s coming home tonight to sing for her boys: the Korean War GIs she entertained at USO shows in the early 1950s, when she was barely 18 and they weren’t much older. “I owe those boys a lot,” says the former Mary Frances Reynolds, Miss Burbank of 1948, who went on to sign a Warner Bros. studio contract for $65 a week and have her name changed to Debbie Reynolds. “They made me grow up fast, seeing what they were going through over there. We’d visit the injured soldiers in the hospitals, and sometimes, after the shows, some of us would sneak up near the front and pay the guys a surprise visit in their foxholes. I’ll never forget the looks on their faces. “The only reason I have a job today is because of them. I think every man I ever entertained in Korea comes to see my shows now and thank me. But it’s me who should be thanking them.” last_img read more

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HOW BRAVE NIKKI FIGHTS BACK AGAINST CANCER THROUGH FITNESS

first_imgBy Rachel McLaughlin: Nikki Bradley, 27, is on a mission to get fit – after ten years of recovery setbacks from a rare cancer.She will go to Dublin today for a ‘futuristic’ style surgery to combat the pain she has had since beginning cancer treatment in 2003.In 2002, Nikki was diagnosed with a rare cancer called Ewing’s Sarcoma. She was 16 years old when she discovered a lump in her pelvis. She remembers receiving her diagnosis while wearing her Loreto Convent school uniform. Nikki travelled to England to have the tumour removed after six cycles of chemotherapy. Her condition was so rare that surgeons in Ireland were not confident in doing the procedure.Nikki made the decision early on not to hide her illness.“The support I got in school was unbelievable,” she says. “I never thought that I was going to die. I was lucky the tumour was localised in bone and it couldn’t spread. ”She went through six more cycles of chemotherapy after surgery, followed by radiotherapy for six weeks. Nikki went to the VEC in Letterkenny to do the Leaving Cert after a full year of treatment. But disaster struck after her mock exams. She was suddenly hit with an immense pain that lasted the entire summer. Doctors in Letterkenny General Hospital and St. Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin could not determine the cause of the pain. She remembers the journey to St. Vincent’s emergency room as the worst journey of her life.Nikki later learned that she had developed Lymphedema, which meant that her lymph nodes were damaged from the initial surgery in England. Her hip was crumbling and leaning on nerves, causing great pain.In 2007, Nikki had a hip replacement. The pain relief the next day was unbelievable, she says. She was soon able to walk with crutches.Nikki secured a place in NUI Galway, despite not having completed her Leaving Cert. She went through the Access programme, with the help of staff in the VEC.University life promised a new start for Nikki, but pain crept back into her hip. She took a year out to go to Australia in February 2011. On the flight to Australia, a massive infection developed in Nikki’s hip. Her leg and foot had swollen so much that she could not wear a flip-flop sandal. Her entire hip was removed in a Perth hospital. But the temporary prosthesis slipped up inside her just two days after the surgery.Nikki went home to Ireland, to be immediately admitted into St. Vincent’s Hospital.She needed a second hip replacement after a fall before Christmas 2011, where she broke her femur. The procedure failed because her bone cells were severely damaged by radiotherapy. She was also left with a considerable leg length discrepancy. She has needed to use two crutches for the past two years.“The pain is crazy all the time,” she says. Nikki is set to undergo surgery in her spine this week that should transform her pain into a mere tingly feeling. The procedure, called MRI Compatible Spine Cord Simulation, will consist of two separate surgeries to insert two devices in both her spine and stomach. Nikki will get a handheld remote control to hold up to the device in her stomach and transform her pain into a tingling sensation.“It’s a €35000 device, so, that, combined with the £18000 prosthesis, I’m very expensive!” says Nikki.When she heard about the surgery, Nikki’s first thought was the effect it would have on her new training programme with local coach Michael Black, at Optimal Fitness in Letterkenny.Nikki trains for an hour, three times a week in the Optimal Fitness gym at Mountain Top. She also does physiotherapy sessions with her friend Lorraine Boyce. It was Lorraine who suggested that Nikki see Michael. The trio met and set up a training program.Since August, Nikki has been getting fit to raise awareness for UK based charity Ewing’s Sarcoma Research Trust.She hopes to motivate people in similar situations, and people without disabilities who may have let themselves go or lost motivation.“If I can do it, and I have all of this, people could get motivation from me,” Nikki hopes.There are not a lot of sports for people with disabilities who aren’t in wheelchairs, Nikki says. In the Optimal Fitness gym, Michael puts Nikki through TRX suspension training, cycling and core training to help her balance.Nikki works towards monthly challenges with Michael. Her first task was kayaking in Gartan Lake, something which she was proud to be able to do.”To be able to get into the boat was great in itself”, she says.Nikki’s next target is to climb Mount Errigal, Donegal’s tallest peak. She plans to do the challenge along with local businessman and accomplished mountain climber Jason Black, who is a cousin of Michael’s.This week’s spinal operation will be a setback to Nikki’s training schedule. The Mount Errigal climb is a great motivation to heal quickly, she says. “As soon as I’m up for it, I’ll be back training.”Nikki is documenting her journey through her blog at http://fightingfitforewings.wordpress.com/Keep a watch out on Donegal Daily for updates from Nikki Bradley on her progress.By Rachel McLaughlinHOW BRAVE NIKKI FIGHTS BACK AGAINST CANCER THROUGH FITNESS was last modified: September 3rd, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal Dailyfitnesshealthnikki bradleylast_img read more

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FDA lifts warning; most spinach safe to eat

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsRiver Ranch Fresh Foods of Salinas, Pacific Coast Fruit Co. of Portland, Ore., S.T. Produce of Seattle and RLB Food Distributors of West Caldwell, N.J., recalled products that contained spinach supplied by Natural Selection. Natural Selection and nine farms that supplied the company with spinach have been the focus of inspectors searching for the source of the E. coli outbreak that has sickened 187 people in 26 states, with one confirmed death. Nine packages of Dole baby spinach, one of the brands Natural Selection bagged, have tested positive for E. coli. The FDA action came on the same day California growers and processors presented preliminary food safety guidelines the agency set as a prerequisite for removing its spinach warning. SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration lifted its two-week-old consumer warning on most fresh spinach Friday, revising the alert to say it now covers only specific brands packaged on certain dates. The warning now applies only to spinach recalled earlier this month by Natural Selection Foods of San Juan Bautista and four companies that it supplied, said Kevin Reilly, deputy director of prevention services for the California health department. A week ago, the FDA had said it was safe to eat spinach grown anywhere outside of three Salinas Valley counties, and some stores began restocking. Dr. David Acheson, chief medical officer of the agency’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, said Friday that only spinach that had already been recalled shouldn’t be eaten. Other spinach “is as safe as it was before this event,” Acheson said. Natural Selection’s recall covered 34 brands it packaged bearing “Best if Used By” dates of Aug. 17 through Oct. 1 – Sunday. Reilly said the recall and the expiration dates make it likely the tainted spinach that led to a nationwide E. coli outbreak has mostly worked its way out of the food supply. last_img read more

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West Ham confirm Arnautovic setback, Wilshere to miss Crystal Palace clash

first_img Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade REVEALED “So we must continue working with the players that are able to in this moment and that the others can recover as soon as they can.“I was very happy with Lucas Perez the other day that he took his chance and scored two goals.“I am pleased for him because he is a player that I brought to this team. I have known for years before that he is a good striker, but for different reasons he couldn’t start in other games.“The important thing is when they have the chance, they take the chance. With the long injury to Marko, Andy Carroll is back now as well and Perez, Javier Hernandez, Xande Silva. I hope that with all of them they will cover the absence of Marko.” He took to Instagram on Wednesday night to confirm he will be out ‘for a while’, and boss Pellegrini has confirmed he is unlikely to be back in action until the start of January.Pellegrini said: “Marko will probably be out for around one month.”Arnautovic, who has five goals and two assists in 13 Premier League appearances this season, is widely considered West Ham’s best player. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Pellegrini, however, will take comfort in the fact that fellow strikers Javier Hernandez and Lucas Perez have both scored twice over the last two games.Perez, a £5million signing from Arsenal in the summer, came off the bench to score a brace against Cardiff after replacing Arnautovic.Andy Carroll also made a timely return to action on Tuesday, making his first appearance of the season with a 30 minute cameo.“We know how important Marko is for our team,” said Pellegrini.“We have too many players injured in a month that we have to play seven games and then in January, six more games.“But I always have the same answer – we have a squad and it is a chance for another player to demonstrate why they are here. MONEY 3 Lucas Perez scored his first Premier League goals for West Ham Latest Football News Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions ADVICE no dice Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED BEST OF West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini has confirmed star man Marko Arnautovic will miss the rest of 2018.The Austrian striker suffered a muscle injury during Tuesday night’s 3-1 win over Cardiff in the Premier League. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 3 3 huge blow Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury The loss of Marko Arnautovic over the Christmas period will be a huge concern RANKED Pellegrini also ruled midfielder Jack Wilshere out of Saturday’s visit of Crystal Palace due to an ankle injury.“With Wilshere it is his ankle, he not 100 per cent comfortable, so he will not be involved in this game,” he said.“I think that just this game, I hope that next week he will be OK.”last_img read more

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‘Man United will finish in the top four but Arsenal are battling for sixth’

first_imgIt’s still early in the season, however. Too early to really get a read on how the Red Devils will fare over the course of the whole campaign, but the early signs have not been good.While they opened the new term with a 4-0 victory over Chelsea, that scoreline flattered their performance and they have struggled in their following games, losing to Crystal Palace and drawing with Wolves and a ten-man Southampton. Getty Images – Getty stalemate “It’ll be between Leicester and Arsenal for who will make the top six.“I certainly don’t think Arsenal will make it [in the top four], I think Chelsea will finish above them.“Chelsea have still got so many good players and if they get [Antonio] Rudiger back and [N’Golo] Kante in the team I think Chelsea are a very different side.”Watch a clip of Tony Cascarino on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL above Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman LATEST Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship 2 Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ on target deals Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta rookie error Salford vs Aston Villa (Tuesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Germany vs Netherlands (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2MK Dons vs AFC Wimbledon (Saturday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2Coventry City vs Blackpool (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2England vs Bulgaria (Saturday, 5pm) – talkSPORT What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas 2 BIG PRESENTS UP TOP latest AFP or licensors But Cascarino believes United will soon find their way and expects them to break back into the top four this season.The former Chelsea striker also believes the Blues are in safe hands with Frank Lampard and will finish in a strong position, and says both United and Chelsea will finish above rivals Arsenal.Speaking on Tuesday’s Sports Breakfast, Cascarino said: “I think Manchester United will make the top four. I do. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more Solskjaer has plenty of work to do to get his Man United team into shape, but Casc says they will improve “They’ll get better as the season goes on.“I think Leicester will make the top six, but breaking in is a massive ask. And Everton will be a really good home team but I’m not sure they’ll pick up enough points on the road. Arsenal showed character to come back and draw with Tottenham on Sunday, but Casc expects them to miss out on the top four again Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week Manchester United will improve as the season goes on and will finish in the Premier League top four, talkSPORT’s Tony Cascarino believes.But it’s not such good news for Arsenal, who he expects to be battling for sixth place.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side currently sit eighth in the table after a poor start to the season, with one win, one defeat and two draws from their first four games. OFF LATEST FOOTBALL HEADLINES LIVE on talkSPORTlast_img read more

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Gardaí to play Sligo Traveller Support Group in memorial match

first_imgOn Wednesday next, June 13, at the Showgrounds astro pitch the Sligo Traveller Support Group (STSG United) and An Garda Siochana will again compete for the honour of winning the Martin Mongan Memorial Shield. The game, which is in its second year, has been organised in memory of the late Martin Mongan, who lost his life tragically in a road accident on October 30, 2014. Martin’s role in STSG was that of men’s development worker in a paid capacity, and he volunteered in Loughan House Prison for eight hours a week for six years. His death was a tragic loss not only for his loved ones but also for both the Traveller population and all those he worked with. The game takes place during National Men’s Health Week which is very appropriate as Martin did a huge amount of work to try and improve the lives of travellers in County Sligo and further afield.Jamie Murphy is the current men’s development worker at STSG and said: “We were delighted with how the game went last year so we are delighted to be able to organise it again. The only difference is this year we hope that it is STSG that can get the shield back at the full-time whistle.”STSG manager Bernadette Maughan added: “We are delighted to be able to organise the memorial shield game for Martin. He is someone who is missed by us all everyday and we think this is another good way to help keep his memory alive. We are grateful to the Gardaí and Sligo Rovers once again for helping us organise the game.”The match kicks-off at 8pm and all are very welcome to come and support. Complimentary tea/coffee and biscuits will be available afterwards. For more information please contact the Sligo Traveller Support Group on 071-9145780.last_img read more

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WCU chancellor search process resumes; committee to meet Sept. 21

first_imgThe search for Western Carolina University’s next chancellor will officially resume Friday, Sept. 21, as the committee tasked with helping select a successor to the late David O. Belcher will hold its first meeting since the July 16 announcement that a finalist for the position had withdrawn from consideration.That was the word from Patricia B. Kaemmerling, chair of the WCU Board of Trustees and co-chair of the chancellor search committee, who shared an update about the search process during the trustees’ quarterly meeting Friday, Sept. 7.Kaemmerling told the trustees that the University of North Carolina Board of Governors is expected to unveil a draft of the UNC System’s new process for chancellor searches later this fall. The proposed new chancellor search process will be open for review for about 30 days, with a final version expected to be adopted by the Board of Governors following that review.“Although the new process won’t be in place, we have been advised that we can resume our search,” Kaemmerling said. “We will be proceeding with the same search committee that we already have in place, as this is simply an extension of the search process that began last year.”The committee meeting is set for 10 a.m. Sept. 21 in the Multipurpose Room of A.K. Hinds University Center.Once the UNC System’s final search process is in place, the WCU search committee will make any adjustments needed as it goes forward with its work, she said. The committee again will be assisted by the executive search firm Buffkin Baker.In the meantime, a transition team that is being led by Robert C. Roberts, a member of the WCU Board of Trustees, has been formed to assist in the process of onboarding a new chancellor and to provide support to Interim Chancellor Alison Morrison-Shetlar during the months ahead as she continues to lead WCU.WCU’s provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, Morrison-Shetlar accepted the role of acting (now interim) CEO of the university when Belcher went on medical leave at the end of 2017. Belcher, who had been battling brain cancer since April 2016, died June 17. Carol Burton, WCU associate provost for undergraduate studies, is serving as acting provost.last_img read more

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Australian airlines to enforce carry-on luggage limits

first_imgAustralian airlines will be enforcing carry-on luggage limits from today to curb flight delays and eliminate health and safety issues for cabin crew.Both Qantas and Virgin Australia are joining the low-cost airlines, Tiger and Jetstar in enforcing limits that have been in place for over 20 years but never policed.The standard limit is 7kg and the bag size is a linear measurement of 115cm bag which is, for example, 56cm + 36cm + 23cm.However, on the smaller Dash 8 aircraft the size is 105cm or 48cm + 34cm + 23cm.This can be a tricky issue for passengers who for instance are traveling from Perth to Dubbo via Sydney as they will be moving from a larger 300-passengers A330 to a smaller Dash 8 or similar so the smaller bag size is the limiting factor.SEE the spectacular video of the painting of All Nippon’s “turtle” A380The crackdown on the carry-on baggage by Australian airlines has been forced on them because of the increasing amount being taken on as passengers try and avoid delays retrieving checked bags.That extra carry-on and the resultant problems with stowage in the overhead bins is delaying flights both in boarding the also unloading.With some aircraft in the Qantas and Virgin Australia fleets operating up to seven flights a day a 15-minute delay because of slow boarding can mean the last flight of the day may be running over an hour late.Compounding the problem for Australian airlines is that Sydney Airport is a slot constrained airport with movements capped at 80 per hour.If a flight is late getting away it may miss its slot and be delayed even longer, sometimes up to 30 minutes.The other major factor is the weight of the carry-on bags with many passengers unable to lift more than 7kg above their heads and into the overhead bins.This requires the fight attendants to become involved, raising serious health and safety issues.One solution is that airlines allow a “personal item” as well and that can be a small thin bag to take your computer which can weigh over 2kg.Also, those with expensive camera equipment should purchase a specific bag just to take the SLR and also those spare lithium batteries which must travel with you and not in the cargo hold.Airlines will not be enforcing the limits on every flight but selected flights.However, if you are clearly flouting the rules you will be pulled over.last_img read more

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