Spirit Airlines plane skids off runway

first_imgDaxus/iStockBy NATHAN LUNA and AMANDA MAILE, ABC News(BALTIMORE) — Spirit Airlines Flight 696 skidded off the runway after landing at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport this morning, the carrier confirmed.The nose wheel of the Airbus A320 slid off the taxiway and onto the grass, the Federal Aviation Administration said. Passengers were able to deplane via the aircraft stairs, the agency said.There were no injuries among the 111 passengers and crew members, Spirit said.The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the incident.While officials have not attributed the plane’s skidding to weather conditions, a snowstorm is slamming the Northeast, closing schools and dropping nearly 4 feet of snow in some areas.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Authentic Brands raises $600M for retail acquisitions

first_img This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Now Authentic Brands Group CEO Jamie Salter (Salter by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for DuJour; iStock)Authentic Brands Group is on the acquisition hunt, after bolstering its war chest by $600 million.CEO Jamie Salter said the cash injection from BlackRock, General Atlantic and Leonard Green & Partners now brings the apparel licensing firm’s total cash up to $1 billion, according to CNBC. Salter said he’s looking to use that to buy up struggling retailers.Authentic has teamed up with mall owner Simon Property Group on a joint venture, dubbed Sparc, that has scooped up a few big-ticket retailers in recent months such as Brooks Brothers and Lucky Brand.In June, the duo was in talks with Brookfield Property Partners to buy J.C. Penney, though Authentic later exited from the deal. In February, Authentic, Brookfield and Simon bought Forever 21.On its own, Authentic bought Barneys New York and Nine West.Salter said his ideal purchases are retailers with strong real estate assets and global brand recognition, according to CNBC.“The brands that don’t have stores are harder to market and expand globally,” he said. “You need a footprint and a supply chain. Those are two critical parts to running a business.” [CNBC] — Erin HudsonRead moreMall owners team up with “dead-celebrity dealmaker” but can they rescue moribund retailers?Bankrupt Brooks Brothers gets $305M stalking-horse bidDone deal: Forever 21 sold to Simon, Brookfield venture for $81Mlast_img read more

Young shooting ace wins in Florida

first_imgJonathan ‘JJ’ Ralston, who outshot seniors far exceeding his years at the Krieghoff Classics in Florida over the weekend to win the D Class five-stand 100-­target event, said he learned that size and age do not matter in ­competition as long as you can overcome your fears and focus on the task at hand.The 14-year-old shot 76 to take event over fellow Jamaican Wendy McMaster (70), who he also ­defeated in a shoot-off for third place in the preliminaries. He finished fourth overall, after losing in another shoot-off with McMaster. Ralston admitted that his performance was a bit surprising. “It doesn’t matter how big the people are once you can ­overcome your fears and get into your focus and you can do it. I think I surprised myself with the performance. My uncle and I were talking about the course, and we both said it was hard. In the five-stand I was beating him in the first two of the four stages, but he came back strong and shot an 80,and I shot a 76. So I think I surprised everyone in that,” he told The Gleaner.However, in the shoot-off for third place in the preliminaries, JJ ­admitted that he was a little tense going up against veteran local female shooter, McMaster. “I had a shoot-off for third place in the preliminaries against one of my close shooting partners from Jamaica, Wendy McMaster. I felt a little nervous, but I won third place. It was a very good experience as I got the opportunity to represent my country and family,” he said.BETTER YEARHe added that he is looking for an even better year than the ­reasonably good one he had last season. JJ’s father, John Ralston, said that his son performed above ­expectations and that he was ­really ­impressed with how well he ­competed with adults far above his age. “He exceeded our expectation. The class was extremely competitive. In the five-stand, he won ­outright, and in the preliminary event he won the shoot-off for third place. He ended with a first, a third and a fourth. It is a ­massive boost to his confidence, as the ­targets in Florida were abnormally hard and he was shooting against adults, so for him to come out with that type of result, he is very ­confident going into the next shoot, and the more experience you get, the better you get, and we believe he is going in the right direction, and with the attitude he has, I believe the sky is the limit,” he said.last_img read more

Cech has been a revelation- Walcott

first_imgThe Czech Republic international has kept seven clean sheets in the league this term, the joint-most, while the Gunners boast the second best defensive record.Speaking to Arsenal Player, Walcott said: “He’s changed us completely in that back four. He’s a talker, he believes in us all.“That’s why he wanted to join us and having that presence behind you is always nice. He’s very commanding, he’s a leader in the dressing room as well.“From when we signed him, we all knew how good he was [after] what he achieved at Chelsea.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000AFP/File / by Steven Griffiths | Arsenal’s Czech goalkeeper Petr Cech thanks the fans after the UEFA Champions League Group F second-leg football match between FC Bayern Munich and Arsenal FC in Munich, southern Germany, on November 4, 2015LONDON, August 16- Arsenal forward Theo Walcott believes the acquisition of former Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has completely changed Arsenal’s defence.In Saturday’s 2-0 win over Aston Villa, Cech equalled David James’ all-time Premier League record of 169 clean sheets, which he achieved in 223 fewer appearances.last_img read more