Source: Airgas Aviator’s Breathing Oxygen (ABO) cylinders, typically used as an onboard backup or supplemental oxygen source for pilots and flight crew, were selected to fulfil a critical quality control step in the manufacture of ventilators being undertaken at the site by the partnership of GM and Ventec.“On Friday, April 2, a driver out of Evansville transported the first 23 ABO cylinders to our Indianapolis plant 175 miles away,” Airgas explained in a recent social post.“Then, after making his scheduled Friday deliveries, our Kokomo driver Jamie Baker picked up the cylinders in Indianapolis and made the first safe and successful delivery to the GM plant in Kokomo, Indiana by Friday afternoon.”GM-Ventec’s first shipments of finished ventilators took place in mid-April and the site now has approximately 1,000 people working on all phases of ventilator manufacturing, with the goal of producing 30,000 ventilators at Kokomo.
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) Former longtime Illinois Congressman John Anderson, who ran for president as an independent in 1980, has died at age 95.His family released a statement saying the Republican died Sunday night in Washington, D.C.Anderson served 10 terms in the U.S. House. He originally sought the Republican presidential nomination in 1980, but he later waged an independent campaign against Democratic President Jimmy Carter and Republican challenger Ronald Reagan. Anderson received 7 percent of the national vote.The World War II veteran was from Rockford, Illinois, and earned a law degree from the University of Illinois. He first won his congressional seat in 1960. He served in Congress until 1981.He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Keke, five children and several grandchildren. Published: December 4, 2017 3:28 PM EST John Anderson, who made White House run in 1980, dead at 95 Author: Associated Press SHARE Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know.
Share News Public Service host Sports Day by: – August 29, 2014 Sharing is caring! Teams from various ministries gathered at the Windsor Park Sports StadiumAs part of the activities to observe Public Service Day, which is carded for December 5, 2014, the Establishment, Personnel and Training Department Friday hosted a Public Service Sports Day.This event, which takes the form of competitions among the various Government Ministries/Departments in sack races, three legged races, cricket, dominoes and lots more, is taking place at the Windsor Park Sports Stadium. The games have been organized to promote collaboration, camaraderie and socialization among Public Officers.The overall winner, to be determined through an established point system, will be recognized at the Public Service Awards and Recognition Ceremony in December 2014.Chief personnel officer Miss Irma Edwards, who gave brief remarks at the opening ceremony, hopes that through this sporting activity, “friendships will be forged, relationships will be strengthened and most importantly we will receive the motivation that we need to continue to contribute to the public service, to the country and to our own self development.”She further stated that while the establishment Personnel and Training Department is charged with many responsibilities to ensure efficiency in work, it is also their responsibility to ensure that they play, interact and socialize.Meanwhile Minister for Culture, Youth Affairs and Sports, Justina Charles commended the various ministries represented for accepting the sports day invitation.“The mere fact that you are here today it means that you have recognized the importance of sports in everything that you do and your own development.”The Minister further stated that it is good to remind ourselves of the benefits of sports and exercise. She reminisced on the days when public officers would go to the stadium after work to engage in sporting activities.“I want to encourage you that as you start in today’s activity, let it be a motivation for you to continue in all your sporting activities, and to ensure that you can take care of yourself, because if you are not physically fit, mentally fit you are not going to be productive at work.”Public Service Day will be celebrated under the theme chosen for this year’s observance is ‘An efficient Service, a Sustainable Future.’– / 14Dominica Vibes News 147 Views no discussions Share Share Tweet
Sharing is caring! Share NewsPoliticsRegional UPP lone successful candidate appointed Antigua Opposition leader by: Jamaica Observer – March 27, 2018 Share PRINGLE… won his seat by 10 votes (Photo: CMC)ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) — Veteran politician Trevor Walker said he was not approached for the position of Opposition leader in the new Parliament after the lone successful candidate of the main Opposition United Progressive Party (UPP), Jamale Pringle, was sworn in on Friday.Walker, who has contested several general elections, won the lone seat on Barbuda during last Wednesday’s general election which Prime Minister Gaston Browne called more than a year ahead of the constitutional deadline.Browne led his Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) to a convincing 15-2 victory.Walker, who returns to parliament four years after being defeated by the ABLP candidate, Arthur Nibbs, said that the appointment of Opposition Leader “was neither here nor there”.“It was not up to me or Mr Pringle, unless we got together and decided who gets the position,” he said, adding “had I been offered the position, I probably would not have taken it.“… The people of Barbuda sent me to parliament to do a job, and I am going to do it regardless of whether I am Opposition leader or not.“I am not hell bent on it; I just pledge to do my very best in the Parliament to work and represent the people of Barbuda. I want to focus on Barbuda and getting certain things done, their rebuilding efforts and sorting out the land situation,” he added.Barbuda was heavily impacted by Hurricane Irma when the Category 5 storm roared through the Caribbean last September, resulting in voters on the sister isle having to cast their ballots in Antigua.Walker had unsuccessfully challenged that decision by the Antigua and Barbuda Electoral Commission.Pringle narrowly defeated the ABLP’s Colin James by 10 votes in the All Saints East and St Luke constituency — a UPP stronghold.Pringle’s appointment came as UPP political leader Harold Lovell broke his silence on the party’s dismal performance at the polls. Lovell did not make a statement on election night but in his statement on Friday, issued through the party’s public relations officer, thanked everyone who played a part in the campaign and offered his congratulations to the winning party.“To Mr Gaston Browne and the ABLP, let me offer my congratulations. We live in a democracy and the majority has spoken. The people have once again given you the mandate to take the country forward and I wish you well, because in the end it is all the people who will benefit if things are done properly,” he stated.In keeping with the UPP’s campaign theme, he told supporters there’s always hope and that the campaign did not end on election night. 173 Views no discussions Tweet Share
Cellnex Telecom and Sigfox Spain are expanding their dedicated 0G Sigfox network for the Internet of Things (IoT). They plan to add more features to the network including the ability to transmit images, send audio messages and optimize the reception of broadcast messages in motion. The companies will also extend coverage to Portugal, becoming the official IoT network operator the same way they did in Spain.As part of this expansion, the two companies have also renewed and extended their IoT connectivity services contract with Securitas Direct, one of the main users of Sigfox-Cellnex’s 0G network. Securitas expects to leverage this agreement to offer its 1.2 million clients the best and most innovative security services. Securitas Direct will be able to keep its ATN network (Alarm Transmission Network) exclusively, increasing its reach, coverage and capacities to continue developing innovative solutions.As a result of the agreement and the increased capacity, robustness and resilience of the network, Securitas Direct also plans to expand and diversify the type of devices and services that will be connected to the 0G network in the coming years. The contract between the companies has been signed for a global period of 15 years, with an initial period of 6 years and an extension of 9 additional years.The expansion of the capacity of the IoT network with Sigfox and the agreement signed with Securitas Direct is undoubtedly a turning point in the IoT connectivity services. There are currently more than 2 million devices already connected and using daily the IoT network with Sigfox in Spain, providing security services, remote monitoring of electricity consumption, water telemetry, waste management, tracking of materials, smart parking, energy efficiency and risk prevention in homes, among others.
By CYRUS M. GARDEBACOLOD City — Eliminations for the 5th Negros First Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon Jr. Cup open boxing tournament in the 2nd and 1st districts will be on Sept. 6 to 7 and Sept. 9 to 11, respectively.Cadiz City will host the 2nd District eliminations at the Don Bernardo Benedicto Community Center, while San Carlos will host the 1st District’s.The 2nd District is composed of Cadiz City, Sagay City and Manapla, while the 1st District by San Carlos City, Escalante City, Toboso, Calatrava, and Salvador Benedicto. Last year 1st District was the overall champion during the Marañon Cup in La Carlota City, while Cadiz placed second runner-up.Candoni hosted the 6th District eliminations on Aug. 9 to 10.Elimination winners will represent their districts in the finals on Oct. 8 to 12 at the Bacolod Arts and Youth Sports Center as part of the MassKara Festival.Eight-division world champion and Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao is expected to be the guest of honor.To supervise the tournament is Angel “Nonong” Verdeflor, provincial sports coordinator and president of the Association of Boxing Alliances of the Philippines, Inc. – Western Visayas.Hundreds of boxers will vie for the title in various weight categories in the tournament being organized by the Office of the Governor./PN
Greg Slaughter (left) and Ranidel de Ocampo. MANILA – Greg Slaughter might be unable to play for Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings in their first few games in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup due to an injury.On the other hand, Ranidel de Ocampo’s turn in Meralco Bolts will have to wait after he sustained a mild tear in his Achilles tendon during one of their practices recently.Slaughter, a former Rookie of the Year awardee, said he will likely sit out for a month to recover from a sprained left ankle, which forced him out of action in the Philippine Cup.“I just want to make sure I’m entering this conference 100 percent so nothing will build on itself,” he said. “I don’t want any nagging injuries lingering that could lead to something bigger.” He added: “I was really believing, expecting to be back in the playoffs, but it was just more severe than I was accustomed to.“Usually with sprains, I can stomp it off and play and, maybe a couple of days, I can come back and play, but this was the worst sprain I ever had.”Slaughter suffered an injury-riddled conference. He missed a few games early in the eliminations because of a hamstring problem and was sorely missed when Kings was eliminated by eventual champion San Miguel Beermen in the Philippine Cup semifinals.On his impending absence, de Ocampo said: “Sayang nga iyong two weeks na practice ko. Two to four weeks (ako mawawala). Nakakainip na nga e.”De Ocampo missed the entire Philippine Cup to recover from a calf injury he suffered during the Finals of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup against Kings./PN
Prototipe Viscount 700 G-AMAV dengan livery British West Indian Airways (BWIA). Foto: baesystems.com Inggris memainkan peranan penting dalam percaturan industri penerbangan global di tahun 40-60an. Pesawat jet komersial pertama dunia, de Havilland Comet, mungkin jadi salah satu bukti. Tak hanya itu, Inggris juga membuka jalan dimulainya era penerbangan turboprop -sebagai pengganti mesin piston yang berisik dan banyak getaran- melalui pengembangan pesawat turboprop pertama di dunia, Vickers Viscount.Baca juga: De Havilland Comet, Inilah Pesawat Jet Komersial Pertama di DuniaDikutip dari baesystems.com, penerbangan perdana Vickers Viscount dimulai pada Juli 1948 melalui prototipe tipe 630. Saat itu, pesawat dengan nomor registrasi G-AHRF ini hanya diperbolehkan oleh Komite Brabazon -komite yang dibentuk oleh pemerintah Inggris pada tahun 1942 untuk menganalisis kebutuhan masa depan pasar pesawat sipil Inggris setelah Perang Dunia II- sebanyak 24 kursi. Namun, setelah prototipe Vickers Viscount tipe 630 sukses terbang, kapasitasnya ditingkatkan menjadi 32 penumpang dengan panjang pesawat hingga 22 meter lebih. Keberhasilan prototipe Vickers Viscount tipe 630 bersama mesin turboprop Rolls-Royce Dart pun mengundang perhatian dunia. Pasalnya, sebelum Vickers Viscount datang, umumnya pesawat masih menggunakan mesin piston yang tak ramah penumpang. Walaupun masih butuh beberapa perbaikan, Vickers Viscount sebagai pesawat dengan mesin turboprop pertama di dunia kala itu digadang-gadang bakal menggantikan Douglas DC-3 yang dinilai usang.Belum usai prototipe Vickers Viscount tipe 630 dengan mesin turboprop Rolls-Royce Dart, prototipe kedua Viscount tipe 663 dengan mesin jet Rolls-Royce Tay tak lama berselang siap mengudara. Prototipe ini didapuk sebagai test-bed untuk mengembangkan pesawat Vickers Valiant dengan mesin jet. Maklum, saat itu, perlombaan pengembangan pesawat jet komersial pertama di dunia cukup ketat, dengan saingan terberat datang dari rekan se-negara, De Havilland.Prototipe Vickers Viscount G-AHRF dengan livery British European Airways (BEA). Foto: baesystems.comSetelah berdiskusi dengan British European Airways (BEA) sebagai mitra utama Vickers-Armstrongs (pabrikan Vickers Viscount), varian turboprop akhirnya lebih diprioritaskan karena dinilai lebih menguntungkan. Maskapai Inggris itu pun akhirnya memesan 26 pesawat Vickers Viscount tipe 700, dengan penambahan 47 hingga 53 kursi, jauh lebih besar dari dua tipe sebelumnya.Penambahan kapastitas kursi tentu menuntut Vickers untuk menambah panjang pesawat menjadi sekitar 25 meter dari semula hanya 22 meter. Setelah menanti beberapa tahun, pada 28 Agustus 1950 protoripe Vickers Viscount tipe 700 pun berhasil terbang perdana. Prototipe dengan nomor registrasi G-AMAV inilah yang semakin meyakinkan dunia akan datangnya era pesawat turboprop yang lebih efisien, minim getaran, dan halus.Tiga tahun berselang, tepatnya pada 18 April 1953, Vickers Viscount BEA dengan nomor registrasi G-AMNY mulai masuk ke dalam layanan dengan menempuh rute London-Siprus. Momen itu pun mengukuhkanya sebagai layanan berjadwal turboprop pertama di dunia.Dalam rentang 1948 -1963, sebanyak 445 Vickers Viscount diproduksi. Dengan jumlah tersebut, Vickers Viscount menjadi pesawat pertama yang sukses dan menguntungkan setelah Perang Dunia II. Pelanggan terbesar tentu datang dari maskapai domestik sebanyak 77 unit. Sisanya, tersebar di 40 negara melalui lebih dari 60 operator. Umumnya, Eropa dan Amerika Utara masih menjadi pasar terbesar Vickers Viscount.Baca juga: 55 Tahun Lalu, Antonov An-22 Antei, Turboprop Terbesar di Dunia Terbang PerdanaAda lima varian berbeda Vickers Viscount yang diproduksi. Mulai dari tipe 630, tipe 663, tipe 700 series, serta tipe 800 series dan tipe 810 series yang lebih panjang. Dari kesemuanya itu, tipe 700 series adalah yang tersukses, dengan total penjualan sebanyak 287 unit.Dengan jangkauan maksimum mencapai 3.218 km, kemampuan melesat hingga 510 km per jam, serta ketinggian terbang mencapai 6.400 m, Vickers Viscount menjadi benar-benar menjadi idola baru maskapai di seluruh dunia, terutama untuk layanan regional. Penerbangan minim getaran dan nyaman menjadi daya tarik utama penumpang terhadap pesawat ini, melalui mesin turboprop serta jendela yang jauh lebih besar dari yang ada saat itu.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedDe Havilland Comet, Inilah Pesawat Jet Komersial Pertama di Dunia27/12/2019In “Featured”Pesawat Jet Komersial Terpendek di Dunia Rupanya Warisan Jerman Barat19/08/2020In “Analisa Angkutan”Kisah Keluarga Vickers, Pesawat Komuter Andalan Penerbangan Domestik Dekade 70-an, Punya Cerita Kelam di Indonesia!02/09/2020In “Analisa Angkutan”
This year, the annual showpiece event raised money for the sporting charities – Bristol Sport Foundation, Bristol City Community Trust, Bristol Rugby Community Foundation and Bristol Flyers Community.Live music, entertainment, games and inspirational case studies – showcasing the life-changing work being delivered in the community – lit up an incredible evening in the stadium’s Lansdown Restaurant. Images courtesy of JMPUK.