Global airport design reaches new heights

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Police Warn of Thieves Targeting High-End Cars in the Hamptons

first_imgSouthampton Town police are issuing a dire warning to owners of late-model Mercedes Benz and Range Rovers: If you like your car, lock it—even when you are parking it on your own property.Since January, 12 such vehicles have been stolen from outside private residences from Sagaponack to Tuckhoe, six this month alone. The thieves are using car key fobs left in the vehicles to start them and drive away.Similar thefts have occurred in recent years.According to Lt. Detective Susan Ralph, there is a red flag that tells the thieves which cars to target. When one of these late-model vehicles is locked, and the owner walks away with the fob, the side mirrors contract. In other words, if the mirrors are out, the car is unlocked and the fob may be inside it.Police released two videos, showing the same man from different angles. The video is dated July 11, at 5:28 a.m. The man, who is tall and thin, is seen in one video jogging at a good pace uphill on a long driveway from the street. He gets to what is described at the top of the video as the rear parking area, apparently to a high-end residence.On the left is the garage to the residence. On the right, in the overflow parking area for the residence are two late-model Range Rovers and one Mercedes. The front door to one of the Range Rovers is wide open when the man arrives.He gets inside, shuts the door, starts the engine, then backs the vehicle all the way down the long driveway.Detective Ralph said that on two occasions, two thieves showed up at other residences, each making off with their stolen high-end prize parked there, unlocked.In the video, the man running appears to know exactly where he is going. Ralph said that this is a very organized group.The message the detective wants the public to hear is simple: lock your cars, even if you think it is safe because it is parked outside a seemingly well-protected residence. She also encourages parking in areas of a property watched over by surveillance cameras.In addition, when owners of these high-end residences have guests, they should warn them to lock their cars.Ralph said she believes these thieves will be caught, in due time, due to the work of the Southampton Town detective squad, as well as the work of the patrol officers.That said, there is no reason to make the job of car thieves easier.t.e@indyeastend.com Sharelast_img read more

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Bids Invited for Charleroi Dredging

first_imgWaterwegen en Zeekanaal NV has invited bidders to submit their offers for the Channel to Charleroi dredging program.The subject of the contract is the dredging of four zones in the Channel to Charleroi, including the transport of dredged materials to be processed.The zones which will be dredged and surveyed by using a multi-beam sonar scanner after being cleared, are:– the channel and turning basin in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw;– the quay De Molens in Ruisbroek;– the quay at Lemaire in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw.The deadline for this tender is November 27, 2014.[mappress mapid=”19082″]Dredging Today Stafflast_img read more

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SRA launches tender for new legal panel

first_img dealing with court proceedings arising from interventions into law firms; representation in recovery litigation; defending and pursuing judicial review applications to include human rights challenges; regulatory appeals; and providing legal advice on a variety of subjects such as regulatory issues, data protection, freedom of information, and relevant aspects of European law. The Solicitors Regulation Authority has invited law firms to tender for the provision of regulatory work. The regulator is seeking to appoint a panel for three years that will coordinate: This is the first time that the SRA has conducted a tender for this type of work. Until now the regulator, and previously the Law Society, instructed a small number of firms on an ad hoc basis. Firms wishing to tender can apply for a tender pack by email from litigationtender@sra.org.uk or for an alternative format contact the SRA’s head of legal Jennifer Johnson on 01926 439706. The closing date for requests is 9 October 2009 and applications must be submitted by 2pm on 30 October 2009.last_img read more

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Ruslan flies the flame

first_imgThe Olympic flame was encased in a secure lantern for the journey. Also aboard the 100-tonne payload aircraft were a series of Volkswagen Amarok trucks. The flight was operated two days after the AN-124-100 celebrated the 31st anniversary of its maiden flight; the aircraft first went into serial production in Ulyanovsk back in 1986.  www.ruslanint.comlast_img

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Appeal court rejects apparent bias claim over judge’s private meeting

first_imgA trial judge was right not to recuse himself from a dispute over building work despite meeting one party’s advocate in private and discussing elements of the case, the Court of Appeal has ruled.The appellant in Bubbles & Wine Ltd v Lusha argued that Deputy District Judge Wallis had shown apparent bias by inviting counsel Rahul Varma to his room at the end of a day’s hearing – predominantly to thank Varma and his chambers for hosting the judge’s daughter on a mini-pupillage the previous year.But Wallis finished this private conversation, which initially raised no objection from any party, by asking Varma to pass on to opposing counsel that Lusha’s claim had several evidential gaps and the Bubbles counterclaim seemed weak. The parties were due to submit closing statements following the hearing.Wallis then emailed Niraj Modha, representing Bubbles, repeating his comments on the counterclaim but omitting what he had said about the claim. He subsequently found in favour of Lusha. In the appeal judgment, Lord Justice Leggatt was heavily critical of the judge’s conduct, saying he had been ‘wrong-headed’ and his communication was ‘inept’.But he insisted the fair-minded and informed observer would dismiss any real possibility that the judge was biased. Wallis’s daughter’s mini pupillage could not give rise to bias, said Leggatt, while there was no material uncertainty about any of the exchanges between parties, even those held in private.Leggatt said it was ‘perfectly proper’ for the judge to express preliminary views about the strength or weakness of each party’s case during proceedings, and he accepted Wallis was trying to assist both parties even if he had been ‘misguided’ in his approach.The issue was further complicated by Wallis offering in writing to recuse himself if it was felt his impartiality had been compromised. In the event, he opted not to – despite a request for him to do so from Bubbles – and he awarded Lusha almost £24,000 for unpaid building work.Leggatt said the recusal offer ‘was bound to create a sense of grievance to open the door for a re-trial in that way, only for it then to be shut again in the litigant’s face’.While this error showed a lack of due forethought, it did not suggest a possibility that he was biased, added Leggatt.The Bubbles appeal was dismissed.last_img read more

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Rail production agreement

first_imgVOESTALPINE Schienen and Egyptian Iron & Steel Co signed a memorandum of understanding on June 6 for the production of rails under licence in Egypt.Part of the state-owned Egyptian Metallurgical Industries group, EISCO would use technology and technical support from Voestalpine to produce 36m rails at an upgraded heavy-section rolling mill located south of Cairo.Marking another step towards the internationalisation of the Voestalpine group, the agreement would be the company’s first co-operation agreement for the production of rails outside Europe. The memorandum of understanding follows the creation in 2002 of a joint venture between Egyptian National Railways and Voestalpine’s Railway Systems Division to develop turnouts. H The Railway Systems Division reported a turnover of €1·3bn in the 2003-04 financial year; it has around 7000 employees.last_img read more

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Still groping for form

first_imgChan, who arrived in the Kings last season in a trade from Phoenix Fuel Masters, was one of the key contributors for head coach Tim Cone during their championship run in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup.Chan, a former University of St. La Salle Bacolod standout prior to his move to the Far Eastern University Tamaraws, is hoping to regain his shooting touch when the Kings battles Blackwater Elite tonight at Digos, Davao del Sur.***Columbian Dyip’s Jaymar Perez was quick to validate his status as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft with a strong showing for his squad in the ongoing Honda PBA Philippine Cup.The former NCAA MVP guided Columbian Dyip to a 2-4 win-loss record in his first six games in the season-opening Philippine Cup to emerge as the unanimous choice as the first ever recipient of the PBA Press Corps Rookie of the Month for January.Perez immediately made his presence felt right on his PBA debut when he exploded for 24 second half points to steer the Dyip to a 124-118 upset of defending champion San Miguel Beermen.The 25-year-old Perez led the Dyip in both scoring and rebounding with averages of 16.0 points and 7.8 rebounds per game, while adding 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals (tied for team-best).The wingman out of Lyceum edged three other fellow talented rookies for the inaugural citation in Robert Bolick of NorthPort Batang Pier, Blackwater Elite’s Abu Tratter, and Javee Mocon of Rain or Shine Elasto Painters.Bolick, the no. 3 overall pick, averaged 14.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 3.0 assists as the Batang Pier went 2-1 in the first three games of the former San Beda star for the franchise.The 7th pick overall, Tratter averaged a second team best 12.7 points and a team-best 7.3 rebounds in the Elite’s first three outings for a 1-4 win-loss record.Mocon, last year’s NCAA Finals MVP tabbed by the Elasto Painters in the draft at no.6, also made a good account of himself in his first three games where Rain or Shine went 4-1, posting averages of 9.7 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 1.7 assists./PN NEGRENSE Jeffrei Chan struggled in his return from a long layoff for the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings during their 97-85 win over the Columbian Dyip in the 2019 Honda PBA Philippine Cup a week ago.The Bacolod City native Chan was held to just two points, two assists and a rebound in over 20 minutes of play in his return after undergoing an operation to remove bone spurs in his left ankle during the offseason.“Medyo nangangapa pa. Medyo matagal nabakante saka siyempre wala pa sa top shape talaga. Mga 70-80 percent pa lang ako eh. May konti pa ring pain, so sinusubukan ko lang,” Chan said.“’Saka yung hingal ko, mabilis pa ko mapagod na parang ambigat pa ng katawan ko. Parang ang tagal ko nawala sa game. So hopefully, as we play our games buimalik ‘yung rhythm,” he added.last_img read more

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Ngeri! Inilah Video Detik-detik Boeing 767 Atlas Air Terbakar Saat di…,Gegara 737 MAX, Regulator Penerbangan Sipil Cina Mulai Rusak Hegemoni FAA

first_imgBoeing 767 Atlas Air terbakar saat di udara. Foto: ABC News Sebuah penerbangan charter Atlas Air belum lama ini dikabarkan terbakar saat di udara. Dalam video yang beredar, sumber api diketahui berasal dari mesin sebelah kanan dan membuat kabin yang gelap gulita menjadi berwarna merah menyala akibat kobaran api.Baca juga: Tragis! Black Box Ungkap Pilot dan Penumpang Pesawat Ukraina Tewas Setelah Tembakan Rudal KeduaDari laporan 6abc.com, pihak maskapai sendiri mengakui adanya kejadian tersebut. Melalui sebuah penyataan, salah satu raksasa kargo dan charter di dunia ini menyebut api berkobar akibat kerusakan di salah satu mesin pesawat. “Penerbangan penumpang Atlas Air mendarat dengan selamat di Bandara Internasional Daniel K. Inouye di Honolulu menyusul masalah mekanis dengan satu mesin. Di Atlas, keselamatan selalu menjadi prioritas utama kami dan kami akan melakukan pemeriksaan menyeluruh untuk menentukan penyebabnya,” bunyi penyataan maskapai.Insiden mesin terbakar bermula saat pesawat Boeing 767 milik maskapai penerbangan Atlas Air lepas landas dari Pangkalan Angkatan Udara Hickman, Honolulu, Hawaii, menuju ke Guam, Barat Samudera Pasifik, Amerika Serikat(AS). Beberapa menit berselang, mesin pesawat widebody dengan lebar terkecil di dunia yang memuat anggota militer ini terbakar dan pesawat terpaksa melakukan pendaratan darurat di Honolulu. Beruntung, tak ada korban tewas atas insiden tersebut.Peristiwa menegangkan ini terekam dalam video yang diambil salah satu dari 212 penumpang. Dalam rekaman video tersebut terlihat api yang menyala di bagian sayap kanan pesawat. Sementara suasana di dalam kabin sangat gelap gulita.Sementara itu, dalam video lain yang diambil oleh seseorang dari sebuah gedung bertingkat di Honolulu, menunjukkan nyala api dari pesawat Atlas Air sangat terang ketika terbang di langit sekitar Bandara Internasional Daniel K. Inouye.” Ya Tuhan, apakah itu akan jatuh? Apakah kamu baru saja melihat api yang keluar darinya?” ungkap perekam itu panik.Beberapa saksi mata mengatakan bahwa mereka mendengar ledakan keras dan melihat kilatan cahaya yang mungkin merupakan api di langit.“Suaranya (ledakan) cukup keras,” Kevin Tynan. “ Saya cukup yakin saya mendengar tetangga saya di bawah membicarakannya,” ujar yang lain.“Saya gugup karena saat pertama kali melihatnya, jaraknya cukup dekat. Saya tak mampu berkat-kata banyak,” kata Kevin.Baca juga: Baru 13 Bulan Beroperasi, Airbus A321 Milik Maskapai Terbesar di Rusia TerbakarBerkaca pada kasus mesin pesawat Atlas Air yang terbakar di udara dan berhasil mendarat darurat, sebetulnya pesawat memang didesain untuk mampu terbang dengan satu mesin. Standar penerbangan pesawat dengan satu mesin itu dikenal sebagai Extended-range Twin-engine Operational Performance Standards atau yang biasa disingkat ETOPS setelah diterbitkan oleh Federal Aviation Association (FAA).ETOPS sendiri memiliki beberapa kelas, mulai dari ETOPS 75, 90, 120/138, 180/207, hingga 370. Angka yang tertera di akhir merupakan durasi yang diijinkan untuk pesawat mengudara hanya dengan satu mesin. Itu berarti, pesawat maksimal diizinkan terbang dengan satu mesin selama enam jam 10 menit.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedApa Saja yang Bisa Bikin Mesin Pesawat Mati? Simak Jawabannya di Sini!04/05/2020In “Domestik”Baru 13 Bulan Beroperasi, Airbus A321 Milik Maskapai Terbesar di Rusia Terbakar21/01/2020In “Featured”Mesin Keluarkan Lidah Api Karena Bird Strike, Penumpang Swoop Sampai Tulis ‘Pesan Terakhir’18/09/2019In “Bandara”last_img read more

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No. 2 West Florida sweeps doubleheader vs. No. 4 Valdosta State

first_imgNo. 2 West Florida sweeps doubleheader vs. No. 4 Valdosta State Share Cliff Covington hit a game-tying home run in the bottom of the sixth in game two of the doubleheader. (Photo by Bill Stockland) center_img   PENSACOLA, Fla. – The No. 2 West Florida baseball team swept a doubleheader against No. 4 Valdosta State at Jim Spooner Field Saturday. Dawson Brown pitched a complete game to lead the Argonauts to a victory in game one, 5-1. Cliff Covington hit a game-tying homer in the bottom of the sixth, and the Argos won on a walk-off, 3-2, in game two. “Great doubleheader sweep today at home against a very quality opponent in Valdosta State,” UWF coach Mike Jeffcoat said. Game one: West Florida 5, Valdosta State 1 Brown (2-0) pitched nine innings of one-run ball to pick up his second win of the season Thursday. The McDonough, Ga. native allowed seven hits but was able to work out of a couple of jams, stranding seven Blazers on base. The junior walked one and struck out six. “I thought it was a great job by Dawson,” Jeffcoat said. “He filled the strike zone up and let the defense play, which is what we preach. We did our part on the defense and pitching end, had some timely hitting and got the lead early. If our strength is pitching and defense, that’s what we’ve got to do.” Brown allowed a leadoff double to start the game, and VSU used a sacrifice bunt and a sacrifice fly to drive the runner in to take a 1-0 lead. The Argos tied the game in the bottom of the first, and then took the lead, 3-1, in the bottom of the second. UWF added two insurance runs in the seventh inning to aid Brown in his complete game. Senior Kaleb Barlow (Florence, Miss./Chipola) went 2-for-4 with 3 RBIs to lead the Argo offense. Game two: West Florida 3, Valdosta State 2 UWF starter Dayan Rodriguez (Sarasota, Fla./State College of Florida) pitched six innings, allowing nine hits, two runs and striking out three. VSU scored two in the top of the third inning to lead the majority of the game. But Barlow singled up the middle in the bottom of the sixth, and Covington (McIntosh, Ala./Alabama Southern CC) tied the game, 2-2, on a homer to right field. Walker O’Connor (Bedford, Mass./Malden Catholic HS) pitched a spotless seventh inning to end up improving to 2-0 on the season. UWF loaded the bases in the seventh on a hit-by-pitch, a single and a walk. Aaron Haag (Andalusia, Ala./Southeastern Lousiana) drove in the game-winning run with an RBI-single over the shortstop’s head for the walk-off win. “Great victory in game two,” Jeffcoat said. “You’ve got to give their pitcher a lot of credit. He had us baffled all day. We couldn’t get the barrel on the ball, and we just kept grinding. “We got the hitter on in the sixth, and knew we needed to scratch one, and Covington came up with a big home run to tie it up. Dayan threw well and kept us in the ball game, and Walker came in and gave us a solid inning.” UWF is scheduled to host VSU Sunday at 1 p.m., but stay tuned to GoArgos.com and the Argo social media channels, Twitter.com/GoArgos and Facebook.com/GoArgos, for schedule updates. For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. #ARGOS#West Florida 5, Valdosta State 1 (02/22/14 at Pensacola, FL) (Game 1)———————————————————————-Valdosta State…… 100 000 000  –  1  7  0      (10-1, 3-1 GSC)West Florida…….. 120 000 20X  –  5  8  0      (9-2, 4-0 GSC)———————————————————————-Pitchers: Valdosta State – Dominic DeMasi; Zakk White(7) and Bryant Hayman. West Florida -Dawson Brown and Kyle Hamner.Win-Dawson Brown(2-0)  Loss-Dominic DeMasi(2-1)  T-2:17  A-0Weather: Warm and SunnyGame: UWF11 — West Florida 3, Valdosta State 2 (02/22/14 at Pensacola, FL) (Game 2)———————————————————————-Valdosta State…… 002 000 0 –  2  9  0      (10-2, 3-2 GSC)West Florida…….. 000 002 1 –  3  9  0      (10-2, 5-0 GSC)———————————————————————-Pitchers: Valdosta State – Josh Mann; Ethan Bornstein(6) and Clint Carr. West Florida -Dayan Rodriguez; Walker O’Connor(7) and Garrett Flynn.Win-Walker O’Connor(2-0)  Loss-Ethan Bornstein(1-1)  T-2:50  A-247HR UWF – Cliff Covington (2).Weather: Warm and SunnyGame: UWF12 Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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