In Memoriam

first_img May 15, 2003 Regular News In Memoriam John Stone Crompton, Tampa Admitted 1979; Died October 31, 2001 Roland H. Eastwood, Ft. Myers Admitted 1948; Died November 5, 2002 Richard W. Groner, Sarasota Admitted 1972; Died March 27, 2003 Vadd Alan Karnes, Orlando Admitted 1999; Died January 22, 2003 Debra Dee Kroeger, Clearwater Admitted 1993; Died December 13, 2002 Lawrence Allen Levy, Miami Beach Admitted 1983; Died December 22, 2002 Douglas Paul McClurg, Tampa Admitted 1976; Died November 10, 2002 Irving Mcphondrin Miller, Miami Admitted 1985; Died March 26, 2003 John C. Patterson, Jr., Sarasota Admitted 1956; Died August 6, 2002 Herboth Strother Ryder, Branford Admitted 1959; Died March 9, 2003 Howard Silverstein, Miami Admitted 1958; Died February 19, 2003 Walter H. Tedford, Jr., Deland Admitted 1977; Died March 16, 2003last_img read more

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Red Bluff Holiday Classic tournament begins Wednesday

first_imgRed Bluff >> It’s an annual tradition the third week in December and is more than just a basketball tournament, helping to bring everyone in and out of Red Bluff together. For 27 years Red Bluff High School has put on the Holiday Classic boys and girls basketball tournament, including teams from Southern California, Oregon, the Bay Area, Sacramento and other areas. Event coordinator Nancy Mackey said sometimes the out-of-area players and coaches have never been to Red Bluff before. “I have …last_img

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Video: The real Mrs Ball’s Chutney

first_imgWhile Mrs Ball’s Chutney is a staple in the kitchens of most South Africans, few know the story behind the famous local relish – and who better to tell the story than Mrs Ball’s grandson, Desmond Ball. Click arrow to play video.Posted on SouthAfrica.info on 13 March 2009.last_img

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South Africa opens space weather centre

first_img22 December 2010 South Africa’s space weather centre, one of 13 in the world, has been opened in the Western Cape. There are hopes the facility will improve the country’s position in the global space sector and enable it to achieve its space-related ambitions. The centre, located at the Hermanus Magnetic Observatory, was opened by Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor on 10 December. The department said the centre has been “designed to fulfil international requirements and provide a superior-class facility for space weather forecasts, predictions and warnings”. “This centre will contribute essential information for global space science and technology, as well as forecasts and predictions to protect our growing and future satellite industry,” Pandor said at the opening. The regional space weather warning centre for Africa has been running at the Hermanus Magnetic Observatory for years now, and the new centre will help it expand its services. An area within the existing observatory was renovated to the tune of R1.6-million (US$234 000) to create the dedicated space weather centre. The National Research Foundation funded the project, which began in May 2010. “This project will position our country as a leader in space weather for the African continent,” Pandor said. Real-time space weather data will be generated from the centre’s state-of-the-art server room on a 24-hour basis. The centre is staffed with three space weather scientists, including head Kobus Olckers. Although space weather does not have a direct link to conditions on earth, it can impact on the functionality of orbiting technology, like satellites, global positioning systems like GPS devices and even mobile phones. According to the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, space weather is caused by conditions on the sun and by solar winds, which can influence the performance and reliability of space-borne and ground-based technological systems. Space weather can endanger human life or health, according to the observatory. “This centre will play a crucial role in the monitoring of conditions over Africa as we approach the next solar maximum,” the National Research Foundation (NRF) said in a statement. During a solar maximum period, the sun’s magnetic field on the solar equator rotates at a slightly faster pace than at the solar poles, resulting in a type of intense storm. The last solar maximum was in 2000, and Nasa scientists predict the next one will happen in 2012. This upcoming burst of solar activity, anticipated to be the greatest since 1958, will most definitely affect mobile phones, GPSs and many other modern technologies on earth, according to Nasa. It will also result in Northern Lights shining at their brightest in 50 years – and they may even be visible from as far south as Rome, Italy. Thanks to the new centre, the Hermanus Magnetic Observatory will, for the first time, be able to continuously monitor space weather data coming from its various stations. The space weather centre was opened a day after the official launch of South African National Space Agency and the National Space Strategy, which is expected to boost the country’s involvement in space activities. However, it doesn’t look like South Africa will send an astronaut to space any time soon. “The opening of the space weather centre is an additional landmark in our attempts to strengthen the space sector,” said Pandor. “We know the strengths of the local space industry. We know that we need to improve our capacity. We want to improve South Africa’s global position in the space sector.” The government’s goal is to establish a fully operational space programme within the next five years. The 12 space weather regional warning centres elsewhere in the world are in the US, China, India, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Belgium, Poland, Russia, Australia and Japan.The Hermanus Magnetic Observatory The 78-year-old observatory has grown significantly over the last decade since the NRF took ownership, with its staff of scientists growing from nine to 40. Its postgraduate programme now has 24 MSc and PhD students. While it used to concentrate on geomagnetic studies alone, it now focuses on space physics as well. Its data is used by global and local institutions such as the International Real-time Magnetic Observatory Network, the National Astrophysics and Space Science Programme, and Rhodes University in the Eastern Cape. First published by MediaClubSouthAfrica.com – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service.last_img read more

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Louie Alas defends Phoenix big men: They’re physical but not dirty players

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Chua, Kramer and Marcelo take turns in defending Beermen giant June Mar Fajardo, who was roughed up several times since the beginning of the series.walang record c Doug Kramer,Jus Chua,Dave Marcelo na dirty player cla,its true physical cla,the truth is maraming masakit sa kanila tama ng siko,balikat etc.etc.we re not complaining,thats part of it and willing cla isacrifice ang body nila pare makadepensaFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics— Louie Alas (@CoachLouieAlas) April 16, 2019 LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Phoenix head coach Louie Alas came to the defense of his big men following a highly-physical semifinals Game 2 won by San Miguel Beer Monday night.Alas said his wards Justin Chua, Doug Kramer and Dave Marcelo are just physical players and not “dirty.”ADVERTISEMENT San Miguel got into its groove late behind Terrence Romeo and Marcio Lassiter, who combined for 17 points in the final frame.Lassiter topscored with 24 points while Romeo finished with 14 off the bench. Fajardo posted 19 points and 18 rebounds.The series resumes on Sunday after the Holy Week break with the Fuel Masters looking to avoid a 0-3 hole.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Dutertecenter_img Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Alas also took the blame for the Fuel Masters’ loss in Game 2.my fault,bad decision making,mis handling!— Louie Alas (@CoachLouieAlas) April 15, 2019Phoenix lost after blowing a double-digit lead.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Ayel Estrañero moves on from UP’s early exit: ‘Life doesn’t end in UAAP’ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View commentslast_img read more

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Airbus predicts 53 trillion jet demand over the next 20 years

first_img By: Tim Hepher and Cyril Altmeyer Monday, June 12, 2017 Share TOULOUSE, FRANCE — Airbus raised its forecast for deliveries by 6 percent to 34,899 aircraft worth $5.3 trillion over the next 20 years, creating jobs for more than a million pilots and technicians as China surges past the United States to dominate air travel.The number of people taking a plane is expected to triple over the same period as the size of the world’s middle class doubles to 5 billion people, Airbus sales chief John Leahy said.But Airbus trimmed its forecast for air traffic growth to 4.4 percent a year from 4.5 percent on Friday, taking a more cautious view on the Americas while boosting the Middle East, despite political disruptions in the Gulf.Even at the lower growth rates, Airbus said its forecasts contained more traffic and deliveries thanks to more tourism, liberalization and a surge in private consumption.“It’s the tyranny of large numbers,” Leahy said of the lower growth forecast, adding the estimate might be conservative.The world’s second largest planemaker after Boeing also predicted a surge in repairs, training and upgrade work for manufacturers as the world’s fleet tops 40,000 jets by 2036.More news:  Kory Sterling is TL Network Canada’s new Sales Manager CanadaThe 20-year rolling forecast for airplane deliveries, which includes 733 freighters, was up from 33,070 aircraft a year ago as a further year of strong deliveries gets swept in.Demand will be led by narrow jets like the Airbus A320neo family or the Boeing 737 MAX, for which Airbus expects 24,807 deliveries worth $2.4 trillion, buoyed by low-cost airlines.Leahy said that budget carriers could reach half of the market, and supported their long-haul drive.“Low-cost long-haul will work,” he told a media briefing at the planemaker’s Toulouse headquarters.TWIN-AISLE DEMANDAirbus sharply revised up its estimate for demand for small twin-aisle aircraft but lowered its forecast for very large planes like its A380 superjumbo, where demand is weak.A battle is looming in the 220-270-seat market as Boeing fine-tunes plans for a mid-market wide-body jet, which Leahy dismissed a re-run of a poor-selling early Airbus model.Airbus is pushing its hot-selling A321neo narrowbody for many missions targeted by Boeing’s proposed new mid-market jet.More news:  Direct Travel names Smith as Senior VP, Leisure Marketing, North AmericaFor the A380, Leahy acknowledged that a reduced forecast for 1,184 very large passenger planes contradicted a gap in sales, but insisted the mammoth jet would come into its own as traffic and congestion make bulk travel unavoidable.Rival Boeing says that segment is on the way out as airlines switch to smaller and efficient twin-engined planes.Chief Operating Officer Fabrice Bregier said Airbus is considering improving the A380 with vertical wingtips to make it cheaper to fly, as reported by Reuters in March.The boom in aircraft demand and a step-up in engine technology has led to some bottlenecks and delays and Bregier warned suppliers that they risk a group-wide boycott if they fail to come up to standard.Airbus officials reaffirmed a target for more than 700 deliveries in 2017, but said a higher target of more than 720 given by the company’s finance chief was also achievable.center_img Airbus predicts $5.3 trillion jet demand over the next 20 years << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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TAP expands free stopover program to include stays of up to 5

first_img Friday, July 28, 2017 NEW YORK — Ever since TAP Air Portugal launched its Portugal Stopover program last year, nearly 70,000 travellers have enjoyed visits to Lisbon and Porto while en route to destinations in Portugal and beyond. Now, the popular program is expanding to include longer visits of up to five days, for no additional airfare.TAP unveiled its stopover offer in July 2016, to encourage TAP’s long-haul customers transiting through Lisbon or Porto to stay for up to three days for no additional airfare. The longer 5-day stopover option is available for visits starting in September.The program still incorporates a network of more than 150 partners offering exclusive hotel discounts for stopover customers, a free bottle of Portuguese wine in restaurants, and free experiences, such as tuk-tuk rides, visits to museums, or even dolphin watching in the River Sado.“70,000 visitors have told us they love the Portugal Stopover but we kept hearing that three days wasn’t enough to truly experience Lisbon or Porto,” said Carlos Paneiro, Vice President of Sales for North and Central America. “Now with five days, visitors can enjoy a more leisurely visit to really get to know what these wonderful cities have to offer.”More news:  Can you guess the one and only hotel company to rank on Indeed’s Top Workplaces in Canada list?Also from September, stopover passengers will be able to create a multi-destination journey, making it will be possible to travel from one destination and return from another. For example, people may choose to fly to Barcelona then return from Seville but they will still qualify for a stopover in Lisbon or Porto on the outbound or return travel. Stopover visits are now also available on one-way travel to Europe or Africa where previously round-trip travel was necessary to qualify for the program.In February, TAP added several Portugal areas as destinations that also qualify for the stopover, including the Algarve, Madeira and the Azores. Travellers can now visit Lisbon or Porto for up to five day en route to Faro, Ponta Delgada, Terceira, Funchal and Porto Santo for no extra airfare.TAP currently operates 2,500 flights per week to 84 destinations in 34 countries. This means that, from the USA, Canada and Brazil, TAP clients can now fly to more than 70 destinations, with a Lisbon or Porto stopover experience along the way.More news:  GLP Worldwide introduces first-ever Wellness programsTo commemorate the first anniversary of the Portugal Stopover program, this week TAP unveiled one of its A330-300 aircraft with a new special Stopover-themed livery, highlighting many popular icons of a visit to Portugal. This aircraft will begin service between Portugal and North America in the weeks to come. Share Travelweek Group TAP expands free stopover program to include stays of up to 5 dayscenter_img Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Air Portugallast_img read more

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