Governor Wolf Announces VF Corporation to Expand into Pennsylvania, Creating More Than 175 New Jobs

Governor Wolf Announces VF Corporation to Expand into Pennsylvania, Creating More Than 175 New Jobs

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter January 18, 2018 Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that VF Corporation (VF), a provider of branded lifestyle apparel, footwear, and accessories, will expand into in Jonestown, Lebanon County, creating more than 175 new jobs.“Originally founded in Pennsylvania, VF has a long history in our state,” said Governor Wolf. “We’re pleased that VF has chosen to expand on this successful foundation by bringing more than 175 good-paying jobs to families in Lebanon County. Pennsylvania continues to attract leading, global companies like VF given our exceptional business climate and strong infrastructure.”VF will lease a 500,000-square-foot facility in Jonestown to serve as a distribution center for products in its Vans®, The North Face® and Timberland® brands. VF plans to invest up to $52 million into the project, which will create more than 175 new jobs over the next three years.“As our direct-to-consumer business continues to grow, we see the consumer-focused opportunity to expand our distribution operations so that we can more quickly service our consumers in the Northeastern U.S.,” said Steve Rendle, chairman, president, and CEO of VF. “Jonestown is the ideal place for our new distribution center and warehouse given its skilled workforce and geographic location. We’re excited about expanding our operations in Pennsylvania and are appreciative of the efforts by the Governor’s Action Team to help make today’s announcement possible.”VF received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for $358,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs and $48,600 in WEDnetPA funding for employee training.The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania.VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) outfits consumers around the world with its diverse portfolio of iconic lifestyle brands, including Vans®, The North Face®, Timberland®, Wrangler® and Lee®. Founded in 1899, VF is one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies with socially and environmentally responsible operations spanning numerous geographies, product categories and distribution channels.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.gov, and be sure to stay up-to-date with all of our agency news on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.center_img Governor Wolf Announces VF Corporation to Expand into Pennsylvania, Creating More Than 175 New Jobslast_img read more

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DOC to Oversee Trianel Windpark Borkum II Cabling

first_imgDeutsche Offshore Consult (DOC) will begin construction supervision for the inner-array cable installation at the North Sea wind farm Trianel Windpark Borkum II. Twelve to fourteen representatives with experience in offshore wind will be deployed at the end of August, for the project to provide the best possible support for the customer during cable laying, pull-in and termination & testing at the communal offshore wind farm.Thirty-two Senvion 6.2 M152 offshore wind turbines, each with an output of 6.33 MW, will be installed at Trianel Windpark Borkum II. The wind farm is located approximately 45 kilometres north of the island of Borkum and will have an output of 200 MW. The first phase of Trianel Windpark Borkum with 40 wind turbines and an output of 200 MW has been in operation since summer 2015.DOC’s current task of supervising the construction works at TWB II with a focus on the inner-array cable installation will start with cable loading and the necessary preparatory work for the cable pull-ins at the substation as well as on board the cable laying vessel Seaway Aimery. The subsequent cable laying and burial works will then be carried out by Seaway Aimery and Seaway Moxie. The cabling consists of a total of four loops. The inner array cables are magnetised so that they can still be located once they have been laid and buried.Quality assurance and communication with the project office on land are also part of DOC’s work package. Installation and commissioning of the wind turbines at TWB II is scheduled to be completed by the autumn of 2019.“Supervision of cable production and wind farm cable installations is one of DOC’s core competencies, and we are happy that the joint venture Trianel Windkraftwerk Borkum II selected us for this task,” said Oliver Spalthoff, Managing Director of Deutsche Offshore Consult.Irina Lucke, technical director of Trianel Windkraftwerk Borkum II, said: “The inner-array cabling is the nerve system of the wind farm. A high level of competence and excellent quality assurance is crucial. We are pleased to have DOC by our side as a reliable and highly specialised project partner.”last_img read more

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Wendel Barn Named Top 10 Bicentennial Barn

first_imgFRANKLIN COUNTY, Ind. — This year, Indiana celebrates its 200th anniversary as the 19th state in the nation. To celebrate, multiple projects throughout the state are in the works – including the Bicentennial Barns project endorsed by the Bicentennial Commission. Ten barns were selected as winners from more than 200 barns. And one barn in the area made the list. In Franklin County, the Wendel barn, owned by David Wendel placed 3rd on the top ten list.last_img

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Accident injures 2 in Franklin County

first_imgFRANKLIN COUNTY, Ind. — Two people were airlifted from a wreck on State Road 252 near Brookville.According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, a vehicle driven by Conicia Kirksey went off the highway east of Brookville and struck an embankment.The vehicle rolled before coming to rest on its top.Kirksey was ejected from the vehicle.Both she and a passenger, Robert McRae, were flown to the University of Cincinnati Hospital.last_img

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USC has strong showing in Pac-12 finals

first_imgIt wasn’t exactly the finish they had hoped for, but the USC women’s swim and dive team made a strong showing at the Pac-12 conference championships this past week, finishing the meet in second place overall.Full speed ahead · Senior Haley Anderson improved upon her record-setting career for the women’s swim team, taking home conference titles in the 500-yard freestyle and 1650-yard freestyle events. – William Ehart | Daily TrojanThe women’s Pac-12 championships, held this year in Federal Way, Wash., from Feb. 27 to Mar. 2, featured six of the nation’s top-25 teams. USC was hanging onto the No. 1 spot entering the meet, followed by No. 2 Cal, No. 4 Stanford, No. 6 Arizona, No. 14 UCLA and No. 23 Arizona State.The Women of Troy started strong on Wednesday, finishing second in the 200-yard medley relay and third in the 800-yard freestyle relay to open the meet in third place. The 200-yard medley relay team, made up of senior Christel Simms, junior Kasey Carlson and freshmen Kendyl Stewart and Kasia Wilk, finished just 0.19 seconds behind Arizona, who had to leapfrog both USC and Cal to win the relay.On day two, USC moved into second place with the strong swimming of Olympic silver medalist and senior Haley Anderson, the first women’s swimmer in conference history to take home three consecutive 500-yard freestyle titles.Though they finished the day strong, all was not well for the Women of Troy on Thursday. After a poor showing in the morning preliminary rounds, senior Jessie Schmitt called a swimmers-only meeting before the evening’s final rounds began. Sparked by the display of senior leadership, the squad came to life, highlighted by a school record in the 200-yard freestyle relay by Carlson, Stewart, Wilk and freshman Jasmine Tosky.Anderson, however, was not done breaking records. On Saturday, the senior became the first Pac-12 women’s swimmer to win four consecutive 1650-yard freestyle titles.“While I may seem a bit biased, I think Haley should have been swimmer of the meet based on her four-year repeat as the 1650 champion,” USC head coach David Salo said. “We would not have come this close to winning the championship without her.”Despite Anderson’s best efforts, the Trojans came up a bit short in the meet overall. Though they put up a school record of 1418.5 points, they finished 21 points behind eventual conference champion Stanford in the closest conference championship meet in Pac-12 history.On the men’s side, USC began its quest for a conference title on Sunday. Entering the meet ranked fourth nationally, the Trojans have to compete against three other ranked conference rivals over the next two days for the crown: No. 2 Cal, No. 7 Stanford and No. 10 Arizona.Against stiff competition, the team did not disappoint on the opening day, setting school records in both the   800-yard freestyle relay and the        200-yard medley relay.The four-man squad of sophomore Chad Bobrosky, senior Alex Lendrum, sophomore Cristian Quintero and junior Dimitri Colupaev finished the 800-yard relay in 6:16.88, fast enough to beat Cal by nearly two seconds.The race seemed out of reach after the first two legs, but Quintero sprinted ahead of the competition in the third, posting an incredible time of 1:32.58. Colupaev took over the race from Quintero and never looked back, posting a solid time of 1:33.83 to lock up the school record and USC victory.In the 200-yard medley relay, the Trojans were just as impressive. The quartet of sophomore Luca Spinazzola, freshman Morten Klarskov and juniors Chase Bloch and Vladimir Morozov posted a school record time of 1:25.04, less than one second behind first-place Cal, but only good enough to finish fourth overall.“It is always disappointing not to win a team relay,” Salo said. “It speaks to the depth of the conference when it takes a team record just to finish fourth. [Our players] know they can get better in a couple weeks for the NCAA championships, and I think the results will speak for themselves.”The men’s team will continue its chase for the title until Wednesday, when the eventual champion will be crowned. Notables yet to race for the Trojans include freshman Jack Wagner, sophomore Dakota Hodgson and senior Justin DiFederico.When the action concludes on Wednesday, all eyes will turn to Indianapolis, where the 2013 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships will be held. With a strong showing this week, expect the Trojans to be contenders when the NCAA finals begin on Mar. 21 for the women and Mar. 28 for the men.last_img read more

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Opponent preview: What to know about Duke

first_imgSyracuse (13-8, 6-4 Atlantic Coast) lost its first game in three weeks on Tuesday night against Clemson. The defeat came after five-straight wins and SU will look to get back on track against No. 9 Duke (17-3, 7-2) at 8 p.m. in the Carrier Dome.Here’s what to know about the Blue Devils ahead of the matchup.All-time series: Duke leads, 9-6Last time they played: SU lost the rubber match to Duke, 84-72, in the second-round of the 2019 ACC tournament on March 14. Frank Howard posted a career-high 28 points, Buddy Boeheim added 15 and Oshae Brissett scored 14. Zion Williamson scored 29 points and didn’t miss a field goal. He capped a 7-0 second half run with a layup that pushed Duke ahead for good. The defeat left the Orange firmly on the NCAA Tournament bubble.The Duke report: As expected, head coach Mike Krzyzewksi leads one of the best teams in the nation — the second-best one, per KenPom. The Blue Devils are fourth and seventh in adjusted-offensive and -defensive efficiency, respectively, with no glaring weaknesses. They only get 32.4% of their makes from deep, but shoot the 3 ball at a 36.4% clip.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDuke’s losses, on average, have a five-point differential. After a historic non-conference loss to Stephen F. Austin on Nov. 26, Duke rattled off nine wins — including a 12-point victory over Michigan State. Back-to-back losses to Clemson and Louisville reset Duke’s season, but it has beaten Miami and Pittsburgh in the last week to solidify its stance atop the ACC standings. Vernon Carey and Tre Jones lead the Blue Devils, with Cassisus Stanley and Matthew Hurt providing depth. Carey, Duke’s perennial Wooden Award-nominee, averages 17.4 points and 8.5 rebounds a game. He’s also added 34 blocks. Carey represents the interior presence the Orange haven’t been able to guard all year. Jones also is Duke’s lead playmaker, with his 123 assists leading the team.Krzyzewksi has turned to a lineup of 6-foot-2 guard Jordan Goldwire, Jones, Carey, Stanley and Hurt most often through their last five games, per KenPom.How Syracuse beats the Blue Devils: Shoot the 3 and limit Carey. Surprisingly, SU’s winning streak didn’t feature many lights-out shooting performances. In its last five games, Syracuse hasn’t hit more than eight 3s in a single contest. Getting to the 3-point line might disrupt Duke’s 2-3 zone, or at the very least, keep up with a run-and-gun pace that ranks first in the conference. The Blue Devils also clog passing lanes and deny shots off passes, placing an importance on Joe Girard III’s and Hughes’ ball-handling.Defensively, an upset will start with preventing Carey from taking over like RJ Barrett did in the Carrier Dome last year. SU’s 2-3 zone should keep Jones and Duke’s shooters in check, but Carey’s playmaking can disrupt the Orange game plan. Syracuse’s also must hang in a rebounding battle that Duke usually wins decisively.Stat to know: 27% — Duke allows 27% of its opponent’s buckets to come from 3, fifth-lowest in Division-I.KenPom odds: The Orange have a 26% chance to win the game, with a final score prediction of 78-71 per KenPom.Player to watch: Matthew Hurt, No. 21, ForwardCarey and Jones are the stars, but Hurt has the opportunity to steal the show. The 6-foot-9 freshman leads the Blue Devils in 3s made (33) while shooting 42.3% from deep. The forward has attempted at least four deep balls in each of his last three games and a few conversions on Saturday night could threaten SU’s upset chances. Comments Published on January 30, 2020 at 12:10 am Contact Nick: nialvare@syr.edu | @nick_a_alvarez Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Sportscasters from NBA, MLB and NHL explain adjustments during COVID-19

first_imgThe Daily Orange is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Syracuse University. Consider donating today to support our mission.This story is a preview of this week’s D.O. Sportscast, which is released every Tuesday. Listen to our past episodes on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.When sports returned, most fans felt a bit of normalcy again. There were no fans, less travel and fewer games, but broadcasters still reeled audiences in. As players largely compete  in empty arenas and stadiums due to the coronavirus pandemic, broadcasters’ narration of games has become more important than ever. Some have been  forced to call games remotely, while others have been some of the only personnel allowed inside. They’ve had to adjust their entire approach, but many haven’t even noticed. “We’d better not complain or give a little bit less than our best because there are people watching for the first time,” MLB play-by-play announcer Jason Benetti said. “If you’re a baseball fan and you’re watching for the first time, you do not want to hear me complain about the monitor.’”AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments “There have been people who’ve said to me, ‘I would have had like four dozen people here,’” Benetti said. “That makes me sad, like I hate that. I think tapping into that understanding and knowing that there are people out there who really want nothing more than to be there — they’ve gotta be mentioned.”Live from an abandoned NHL draft war room, Dan D’Uva needed to retrain his eyes. The Vegas Golden Knights radio broadcaster couldn’t look away from the puck anymore because he was focused on three 60-inch television feeds. Because of their distance from the team’s bubble in Edmonton, D’Uva and his broadcasting partner Gary Lawless usually have to operate with an 11.7 second delay. If there are errors — which sometimes happen, though most viewers are unaware — they’ll improvise on the fly. “We have rolled with the punches,” D’Uva said. “We think of radio as this theater of the mind. And just like any stage performer, you want to control the audience’s attention.”Courtesy of Dan D’UvaTwo years ago, D’Uva was one of 20,000 inside that stadium calling the team’s Stanley Cup run in its inaugural season. But the Golden Knights’ third-straight playoff run is not quite the same.“The central dilemma of journalism is that you don’t know what you don’t know,” D’Uva said. “And I don’t know the things that I’ve missed by being remote.”On radio, the natural soundtrack of pads hitting glass and sticks grazing sticks aren’t always there for him to work with. More than ever, D’Uva has to focus on how a crowd might react to important moments when matches reach their apex, like when the Golden Knights won game two of their first round series in overtime.The Golden Knights’ radio studio is nearly 1,500 miles from the site of Vegas’ playoff run. D’Uva doesn’t know where he’ll be next. Depending on how far the Golden Knights go into the postseason, the team will make a decision if D’Uva and his crew will join the fanless NHL bubble in Edmonton, he said.Some stadiums have had thousands of fans, though. This summer in Texas, SU senior Will Scott was the voice of Brazos Valley Bombers, one of the first collegiate leagues to continue amid the pandemic. In a July road game, 2,000 people were in the stands, he said.“For me, it was surprisingly normal,” Scott said. “I didn’t notice any big differences. I didn’t have to wear a mask on air, and I was six feet from my analyst.”Ballparks were filled at half-capacity, and as Texas’ case numbers surged at the end of July, Scott worried the playoffs wouldn’t go on. The Bombers didn’t record a positive test during their 30-game regular season, but one team in the league was shut down before the playoffs because of an outbreak, Scott said. “We were lucky,” Scott said.Another SU senior, Cooper Boardman, had a similar experience in New York. Broadcasting for the All-American Baseball Challenge, a showcase league, Boardman wasn’t allowed on the field and was restricted to his own booth. Courtesy of Cooper BoardmanBoardman’s usual schedule — talking to players, arriving several hours early to prepare — was upended. The funniest part of the experience was watching foul balls, he said. Usually, dozens of people chase after the bouncing line drives in unison, hoping to bring a souvenir home. Instead, only a few chase after the balls, pausing when they get within six feet of each other.“You’re constantly looking around if people are doing what they’re supposed to be doing,” Boardman said. “I’m pretty cynical, and honestly, at this point, how can you not be, but everybody was doing what they needed to.” Current and former Syracuse broadcasters spoke with The Daily Orange about covering each major league that returned this summer, revealing how they adjusted to the new restrictions.In the first professional sports bubble, Ian Eagle didn’t have the chance to go through his normal rounds of conversations with players, coaches and others in the media. He just kept his head down and went about his business. “It was certainly different than anything I’ve covered in my 30 years of broadcasting,” he said.Fifteen rows above one of the nearly-empty NBA courts in Orlando, plexiglass separated Eagle from his partner, Stan Van Gundy. Eagle initially thought he might’ve been detached from the action, but the level of play was “extremely high” and helped Eagle forget about his surroundings, he said.In one of the first 10 games he called in the bubble, Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard hoisted a 40-footer near the end of the game — part of a 61-point effort — that hit the back iron of the hoop, hung for what Eagle said felt like 10 seconds, and went in.“Somehow it went in, and as I exclaimed ‘RIDICULOUS,’ I looked around and realized there was nobody there to enjoy the moment in person,” Eagle said in an email. “Normally, when you have an incredible highlight like that, you pause and take in the ambiance.”After 20 days in the bubble, Eagle is now preparing to call NFL games, as its season is slated to begin Sept. 10.“The NFL will probably have a similar feel, though each venue may approach gameday differently,” Eagle said. “The TV presentation shouldn’t look very different from what fans are accustomed to, but the scene at the stadiums will be more sterile. I expect the broadcast set-up to be nearly identical to what I experienced in the bubble, though until you’re actually in it, you never quite know.”A no-hitter in baseball is sacred. That’s why Benetti, the TV broadcaster for the Chicago White Sox, and his partner Steve Stone reflexively stood up for the final out of a potential no-hitter from pitcher Lucas Giolito on Tuesday. He wanted to replicate “people at home at the very edge of their seats wondering what was going to happen,” he said.Benetti was lost in Giolito’s eye. But even without fans, Benetti still felt the tension of the moment.“If you think about it in a Shakespearian way, you think about a lead in a play,” Benetti said. “In Hamlet’s soliloquy, your eyes are just trained on Hamlet. You’re following his every word and his every move and his every action. I think a no-hitter has that sort of feel as a lead and a drama.”Benetti was thankful to be at the ballpark this time. He called Korean Baseball League games for ESPN in May while the MLB delayed its season, and the work reminded him of covering games in the minors that sometimes had low-production broadcasts and smaller crowds. When the MLB returned at the end of July, Benetti began calling games from his usual booth on the South Side of Chicago. For him, road games felt closer to normal than the White Sox’s scheduled 30 home games this season. “There aren’t fans trickling in and the smell of Italian sausage isn’t there and the grilled onions,” Benetti said. “It’s Twilight zone-ish to be in the ballpark where you’re used to having fans and they’re not there.”Usually, Benetti forgot about the empty stadium, like during Tuesday’s no-hitter. But a couple of weeks ago, the White Sox hit four-straight home runs, a feat only done 10 times in the majors all-time. It was 85 degrees and sunny, and Benetti kept picturing how the ballpark would’ve reacted. Subscribe to the D.O. 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A nine-member commission created by Haitian President Jovenel Moise

first_imgA nine-member commission has been created by newly appointed President Jovenel Moise to probe prisons and overcrowded lockups across the country and to make recommendations to improve conditions for the inmates. In a recent statement, Moise said the commission is expected to finish its review and submit a report within one month.Detectives assigned to Jamaica’s Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Branch arrested three men on March 2 in relation to the murder of Indian businessman Rakesh Talreja, during a robbery at his Cherry Gardens home in St. Andrew on Thursday, February 9. Taljera’s death has hit hard in his homeland of India where his parents have demanded answers from both the Jamaican and Indian governments about the circumstances of his demise.An article published on Thursday, March 3 in the Centers for Disease Control’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report has revealed that the proportion of Zika-affected pregnancies with birth defects is approximately 20-fold higher compared with the proportion of pregnancies seen in 2013-2014, which is before the Zika virus was introduced into the Americas. The birth defects were seen in about 3 of every 1,000 births in 2013-2014.In SportsJamaican and Major League soccer forward, Giles Barnes, will now wear the colors of the Orlando City Soccer Club. Giles, who has scored three times for the Reggae Boyz, was acquired by the Florida club via the transfer route from his former club, the Houston Dynamos and is expected to bolster the attacking thrust of his new club.Now here’s what’s trendingBarbadian singer, Rihanna, has been honored by Ivy League University Harvard with the humanitarian of the year award. The Harvard Foundation annually honors prominent public-spirited leaders and named Rihanna as the recipient of the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award for her charitable work which promotes healthcare and education in the Caribbean.For tomorrow’s weather forecast.It will be partly cloudy with scattered showers in Broward and Miami-Dade Counties with a high of 84 and a low of 61. For more information on these and other stories, visit us online at Caribbeannationalweekly.com. Make Sure to pick up your copy of the National Weekly at your nearest Caribbean American outlet.Today’s coverage was brought to you by Grace Soups: Spice up your kitchen with Grace Soups today.  Genuine Caribbean taste enjoyed worldwide!”This has been CNW90, I’m Megan Small. CNW90Its Friday March 3. We are taking a look at some of the top stories doing the rounds across your Caribbean American community right here in South Florida….Good afternoon and welcome..I’m Megan Small. Today’s coverage is brought to you by Grace Soups. Spice up your kitchen with Grace Soups today. Genuine Caribbean taste enjoyed worldwide.last_img read more

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New Edubiase CEO bans ‘sports caller’ from the club

first_imgNew Edubiase Chief Executive Officer,Abdul Salam Yakubu have barred serial caller Michael Asante popularly known ‘Phobia Nyamegya’ from speaking on behalf of the club on various media platforms with immediate effectThe frequent sports caller is known to promote activities of the Ghana Premier League side on every opportunity he gets on the various media platforms. This act has convinced some section of the public to believe he is an appointed officer of the club which Yakubu has rubbishedThe CEO  is therefore urging various media organizations to withdraw such privileges to the Asante“New Edubiase has not appointed Michael Asante ” Phobian Nyamegya” to speak on behalf of the club on various media platforms,” in a release“He is not an appointed official of the club and therefore should not be considered as such. “I urge all media organizations not to offer the platform to Phobia Nyamegya to speak on issues regarding New Edubiase.”last_img read more

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Kobe Bryant among nine dead in helicopter crash in California

first_imgOne of the greatest players in NBA history, Bryant retired in 2016 after winning five championships and scoring more than 33,000 points with the Lakers. He played 20 seasons for Los Angeles after being acquired in a trade with the Hornets following the 1996 NBA Draft.In addition to being a five-time titlist, Bryant was an 18-time All-Star, a 15-time All-NBA player, a 12-time All-Defensive team member, a two-time Finals MVP and a two-time scoring champion. He was voted the league’s MVP in the 2007-08 season.Bryant is survived by his wife, Vanessa, and three of their children: Natalia, 17; Bianka, 3; and Capri, who was born in June. MORE: Sports world reacts to Kobe Bryant’s deathBryant’s 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, was also killed in the crash. Four other people have been identified as being among the victims: Alyssa Altobelli, a teammate of Gianna’s on their travel basketball team (the helicopter crashed en route to one of their games); Altobelli’s parents, John and Keri Altobelli; and Christina Mauser, who coached Bryant’s daughter. John Altobelli was the head baseball coach at Orange Coast College.Initial reports indicated there were five people in the helicopter but Villanueva said the helicopter’s manifest showed the helicopter was carrying eight passengers in addition to one pilot. Villanueva said the names of those killed would be disclosed after notification of next of kin.Five people confirmed deceased, no survivors in #Calabasas helicopter crash. #LASD #Malibu deputies remain with #LA County Fire personnel. Investigation ongoing.Avoid the area until further notice.— LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) January 26, 2020Sources: Kobe Bryant was on his way to a travel basketball game with his daughter Gianna when the helicopter crashed. Those aboard the helicopter also included another player and parent.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 26, 2020John Altobelli’s brother, Tony, just confirmed that John’s wife, Keri, was among the victims of the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant. John’s daughter, Alyssa, who played on the club team with Kobe’s daughter, was also killed. John was entering his 38th year as OCC coach.— Mike DiGiovanna (@MikeDiGiovanna) January 27, 2020I just learned that our amazing Matt Mauser of TiajuanaDogs lost his wife Christina in the crash. She coached the girls team. This devastating tragedy gets worse by the hour. So much pain for so many local families. Our hearts are broken & grieving for the families impacted.— Mayor Katrina Foley (@KatrinaFoley) January 27, 2020Statement from NBA commissioner Adam Silver: pic.twitter.com/Nm4tHiPdKK— Jeff Zillgitt (@JeffZillgitt) January 26, 2020The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office said Sunday night that recovery efforts will take days to complete because the helicopter crashed in a remote area of the county, according to the Times. County Fire Chief Daryl Osby told reporters Sunday afternoon that 56 fire personnel responded to the crash site and worked to put out a blaze that burned over a quarter-acre area in steep terrain.An investigation into the crash is ongoing, the Federal Aviation Administration announced Sunday afternoon. The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will conduct the investigation. The FBI is lending assistance, although the Times noted that the Bureau’s involvement is standard procedure in such cases.The helicopter was a Sikorsky S-76B built in 1991, the Times reported, adding that the NTSB’s database listed no prior incidents or accidents for the aircraft. It took off from John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Calif., at 9:06 a.m. PT Sunday, per the Times, and was headed toward Thousand Oaks, Calif., where Bryant’s Mamba Academy is located. The academy was scheduled to host a game Sunday in which Bryant was to coach. Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash Sunday morning. He was 41.The crash occurred about 9:45 a.m. PT in the hills above Calabasas, Calif., in extremely foggy conditions, according to The Los Angeles Times, and created a brush fire that made it difficult for emergency personnel to reach the helicopter. All nine passengers on board the aircraft died, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said in a news conference Sunday afternoon.last_img read more

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