Email By Rebeka Powell Updated December 15, 2019 17:39:59 Photo: William Scott-Bloxam in the cockpit of his plane at Merauke airport in June 2009. (AAP Image) Related Story: Two men killed in Far North Queensland light plane crash Map: Mareeba 4880 The 73-year-old pilot who was one of two people killed in a Far North Queensland plane crash has been remembered as a "colourful character" and experienced flyer. Key points:William Scott-Bloxam, 73, was an experienced pilot and owner of air transport companiesHe was a member of the "Marauke Five" group detained in Indonesia in 2008The ATSB and CASA are investigating the cause of the fatal Mareeba crash William Scott-Bloxam and a 63-year-old passenger were believed to be on a training flight when their plane crashed into a field on the perimeter of the Mareeba Aerodrome, west of Cairns.Police said they would investigate reports from witnesses who heard a strange sound from the engine, described by one person as … [Read more...] about Pilot William Scott-Bloxam killed in Mareeba crash remembered as ‘colourful character’
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With an astute coach in Mark Rudan, an inspirational playmaker in Alessandro Diamanti and big personalities such as Besart Berisha, the real question is why not? David Davutovic looks as three reasons the A-League’s newest club can make history in their maiden campaign in his latest edition of Duva’s XI. Plus a former A-League prodigy’s Bundesliga debut, the latest on Australia’s Women’s World Cup bid and where Kevin Muscat’s coaching future could lie. MORE FOOTBALL NEWS: Alessandro Diamanti has been a revelation in his first A-League campaign for Western United.Source:Getty Images 1. WESTERN UNITED There are three reasons Western United can win A-League title in their debut season. Former Italy and West Ham star Alessandro Diamanti, impressive squad depth and a stellar away record (three wins, one loss). They’ve shown game plan variations and an ability to win while under pressure. Diamanti possesses the A-League’s best left … [Read more...] about David Davutovic wraps up the 11 biggest talking points in world football and the A-League
Video PlayerClose By Oliver Trust BERLIN, July 19 (Xinhua) -- The picturesque countryside of Seefeld in the Austrian alps seems the ideal place for Julian Nagelsmann to start a new chapter in his coaching life. Here in the state of Tyrol, hundreds of miles south the clubs' Homebase in Eastern Germany, exaggerated expectations seem far away while the mountains clean air and an alpine landscape create a relaxed mood. But one could be mistaken to only consider the surroundings in RB Leipzig's pre-season training camp. For Nagelsmann, a vital era has begun. Any kind of distraction might disturb his challenging work the RB Leipzig coach is convinced. The first weeks are of great importance the 31-year-old says. "We might only make little steps, but we inevitably must do them," Nagelsmann commented. To teach a football team a new style, to increase the pressure and to set enhanced goals seems as complex as to introduce a new season program for a ballet ensemble or an Orchestra. For many, … [Read more...] about Feature: Nagelsmann with Leipzig in the footsteps of Guardiola and Klopp
The move was slammed by US-backed Kurdish forces, who suffered thousands of casualties in the fight against Islamic State, as a “stab in the back”, but the US President defended his decision even amid condemnation from dedicated supporters. Here’s what you need to know about the Turkey-Syria crisis. WHAT DOES TURKEY WANT? • Turkey wants the establishment of a “safe zone” extending 32km into northern Syria. • The goal is to push Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) fighters, viewed by Ankara as terrorists, away from the Turkish border. • Around 480km of Syria’s border with its southern neighbour, from the Euphrates river in the west to Iraq in the east, is controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces, which is largely made up of Kurdish fighters. • Turkey says it wants to settle up to two million Syrian refugees in the safe zone. It currently hosts 3.6 million Syrians sheltering from the more than eight-year-old … [Read more...] about Why does Turkey want to invade Syria?
Video PlayerClose Experts take part in a group discussion during Huawei's European Innovation Day in Rome, Italy, Nov. 7, 2018. Information and communications technology (ICT) experts gathered to discuss innovations in the digital world and how they will shape the intelligent society of the future at Huawei's European Innovation Day, held at the Rome Convention Center La Nuvola (The Cloud) on Wednesday. (Xinhua/Cheng Tingting) ROME, Nov. 7 (Xinhua) -- Information and communications technology (ICT) experts gathered to discuss innovations in the digital world and how they will shape the intelligent society of the future at Huawei's European Innovation Day, held at the Rome Convention Center La Nuvola (The Cloud) on Wednesday. "Our vision is to bring digital technology to every person, home and organization so that they can fully connect in an intelligent world," Huawei Chairman Liang Hua told participants. "Huawei has been in Europe for 18 years (but) our work in Europe is much more … [Read more...] about Feature: Experts gather at Huawei European Innovation Day to discuss how to shape intelligent society