December 18, 2019

FOD Solution?

first_imgBusy Boston Logan International is battling one of aviation’s most persistent safety problems with an innovative new device. The problem is called FOD – Foreign Object Debris, and it can be deadly. Minute pieces of metal can cut down aircraft tires or be sucked up into low-slung engines.July 25, 2000, Paris Charles de Gaulle. An Air France Concorde, Flight 4590,  roars down the runway on a takeoff run to disaster. A piece of undetected titanium debris shed from a Continental Airlines DC-10 shreds a tire, catapulting rubber into the supersonic jet’s fuel tank. Fire breaks out. The technological wonder that was Concorde slams into a hotel shortly after takeoff, the victim of an unassuming piece of metal 17.1 inches (435 millimeters) long. 100 passengers, nine crew and four on the ground die.The fact is, FOD damage to aircraft is estimated at billions of dollars per year. The battle is never-ending to find these often-tiny pieces of metal before they wreak havoc.Traditionally, airports deploy vehicles to roam runways, taxiways and tarmac to ferret out FOD. Then they sweep it up, vacuum it up or pick it up with powerful magnets.What Boston’s done is add a high-tech detection component to the anti-FOD arsenal. The $1.7-million system scans the entirety of Logan’s busiest strip, Runway 9/27 (runways are arrayed according to compass heading). The idea here, according to the United States Federal Aviation Administration, is that automation can continuously monitor the runway and provide “both audible alerts and precise information about the location of FOD the system detects.”FAA says the plan in Boston calls for a year-long study to see just how the new automated system stacks up against traditional FOD management practices.Look for Miami International Airport to install a FOD-detection system on one of its runways in FY2014. FAA says it’s told the airport community that limited, discretionary Airport Improvement Program grant money will be available for operational FOD-detection gear at a trio of large hub airports in the U.S.last_img read more

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November 27, 2019

Lucky 13

first_imgGoogle Philippines names new country director In dropping to 2-10 overall, Sta. Lucia showed some improvement compared to a straight sets loss in the first round where they won just a total of 44 points.“They played stronger today, they served well and passed the ball well,” said American import Stephanie Niemer, who unloaded 23 points for the Blaze Spikers. “Overall, they gave us a good fight.”FEATURED 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, logisticsNiemer said they refused to get carried away by their winning run even though they are just one win away from sweeping the double-round eliminations.Petron plays United VC on Saturday to close out its elimination round schedule. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Grace Lazard scored 15, while Aiko Urdas added nine for the Power Hitters, who handed the UVC Spikers their sixth loss in 12 matches.Although PLDT started slow, it managed to fight its way back with a 6-1 spurt capped by three consecutive hits from Dahlke to make it 17-18.Lazard then delivered a booming kill to seal the win in the first frame and dictate the tempo the rest of the way.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Zamboanga, Davao draw first blood Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netContinuing to play with so much hunger despite its lofty standing and even while ranged against a struggling foe, Petron on Thursday rolled to its 13th straight victory by thumping Sta. Lucia, 25-21, 25-12, 25-20, even as PLDT Home Fibr gained a twice-to-beat bonus in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix playoffs at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Blaze Spikers put their entire offensive arsenal in full display and didn’t give the enemy much of chance as they matched a winning streak they first pulled out in winning the All-Filipino title in 2015.ADVERTISEMENT Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIEScenter_img Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event “Honestly, we take very game as any other. We don’t think that we are undefeated and just focus on the next game,” added Niemer.Earlier, Kendra Dahlke drilled in 24 points as PLDT Home Fibr thrashed United VC, 25-23, 25-16, 25-22.It was the Power Hitters’ eighth win in 14 games and it sealed a top four finish, guaranteeing a win-once bonus in the quarterfinals.“We needed this win because we want to avoid falling into fifth place. That would have been a tough position for us,” said PLDT head coach Roger Gorayeb.“I told them that as much as possible, we have to win in three sets to improve our ranking. I’m glad that the players responded well.”ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:33Lacson: Aquino appears in ‘quandary’ over fate of 13 Pampanga cops03:02Albayalde endorsed award, promotion for self and 13 Pampanga cops02:42PH 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 Krausslast_img read more

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November 7, 2019

National Insurance Scheme 2012/13 Policy Update

first_imgThe Touch Football Australia (TFA) Insurance Scheme Manual with policy information for 2012-13 has now been released. TFA has negotiated the 2012-13 National Insurance Scheme policy with Sportscover improving the provision for funeral expenses benefits in the event of the death. This means that in the event of a death, even if it is not accidental, grieving families will be provided a reimbursement of $5,000 for funeral expenses. Finally, if claimants have private health cover they will not need to pay the $200 excess.   Certificate of Currency (COC) documents will now expire on the 31 January 2013, moving slightly out of the Christmas period.  COC’s will only be provided for financial affiliates, with Season 2 2012 insurance and affiliation fees paid before the time of release.  For more information, please click on the attached Insurance Scheme Manual document below. To be directed to the Insurance section on the TFA website, please click on the following link – http://www.austouch.com.au/index.php?id=1275 Related Filestouch_football_australia_national_insurance_scheme_manual_july_2012-pdfRelated LinksNational Insurance Schemelast_img read more

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September 18, 2019

Griezmann Hernandez sign new deals as Lemar closes in on

first_imgAtletico Madrid have confirmed that both Antoine Griezmann and Lucas Hernandez have signed contract extensions at the club with Thomas Lemar close to completing his moveGriezmann had been expected to join Barcelona this summer, but the 27-year-old instead announced that he will be remaining at Atletico last week in an hour-long documentary broadcasted on Spanish TV station Movistar.The club website has reported that the French forward has now committed his future to the club by adding another year to his current deal after holding a meeting with the club’s chief executive, Miguel Angel Gil Marin, in Russia.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…Meanwhile, his France teammate Hernandez has extended his current deal until 2024 with their fellow French international Lemar close to officially completing his move to Atletico subject to passing a medical and finalising terms with AS Monaco.Last season, Atletico finished above city rivals Real Madrid in second place in La Liga and defeated Marseille 3-0 last month to win the Europa League for a record-equalling third time.last_img read more

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September 18, 2019

Fabinho Im ready to make my Liverpool debut

first_imgNew Liverpool midfielder Fabinho reckons that he is now fully prepared to make his competitive debut for the clubThe Brazilian was signed by the Reds this summer from AS Monaco, but is yet to make a competitive appearance.Manager Jurgen Klopp has refrained from making many changes in Liverpool’s opening four league games.Therefore, Fabinho has worked hard at the club’s Melwood training ground accustomising himself with Klopp’s style of play.“My start has been good and the adaptation good. The pre-season was very good, we had nine friendlies and I played nine,” the 24-year-old told Globo Esporte, via the club website.“It was good to play against English teams to see what the rhythm, the intensity and the physique is like.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“I am adapting to the team’s style of play. The more experienced players have helped me, the technical team as well.”The 24-year-old added that his compatriots have helped him adjust to life in England.“Me and my wife are liking the city, we already have a home. Firmino is being a great guy, his family has given a good support to me and Alisson.“It’s been fine. Having Brazilians in the team helps. Now it’s really to make the debut. I’m fine, training well and prepared.”Liverpool will be back in action on September 15 away to Tottenham in the Premier League.last_img read more

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September 18, 2019

Exagent Icardi had to leave Barca or hed never have played

first_imgThe former agent of Mauro Icardi revealed that he decided to get him away from Barcelona due to fears that his client was never a part of their plansThe Argentine striker left Catalonia at the young age of 17 in favour of a move to Italian side Sampdoria in 2011.Icardi would break into the Sampdoria first-team during the 2012/13 season and finished his debut Serie A campaign with 10 goals in 31 appearances.Inter Milan then promptly signed Icardi, who has since become the club’s captain and regarded among Europe’s most prolific forwards.However, ahead of tonight’s return to Barcelona in the Champions League with Inter, Icardi’s old agent had a surprise revelation over the star’s time at Camp Nou.“The truth is that the club didn’t want to sell him,” Abian Morano told FCInterNews.“But the central point was that the team played a formation which didn’t include an out-and-out striker. The system they chose was one with a false-nine.“That’s why I decided it was time for Icardi to get a change of scenery. In his two years at Barcelona, he scored something like 17 goals in his first year and 19 in his second.David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.“You have to remember that €300,000 seemed like a considerable fee [for Sampdoria to pay] for a 17-year-old who had no minutes at Barcelona.“They focused more on other profiles, ones more suited to playing as a false-nine. So we can say that his price wasn’t low, but it wasn’t excessively high either.“Mauro had always been top-scorer in the youth teams he played for, until his third season with Barcelona.“With Barça though he’d have never come to the first team. Do you remember what [Paulo] Dybala said, that it’s not easy to play with [Lionel] Messi?“Despite the criticism he got I think he was right, that’s 100 per cent the point. [Zlatan] Ibra[himovic], [Samuel] Eto’o and [David] Villa turned from central strikers to wide strikers to play with El Pulce.“When [Pep] Guardiola was there it was unthinkable to see Barcelona play with a central striker. That’s why I made the decision to seek a transfer elsewhere.“If Mauro wanted to be a protagonist, he had to leave. If he’d stayed I’d say he 100 per cent would not have become a professional footballer.”last_img read more

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September 14, 2019

Community Voices Frustration With Increase In Crime

first_imgKenai Police Chief Dave Ross said that between 2016-17 the City of Kenai alone saw a 20% increase in arrests: “I think I share some of the same frustrations that brought most of you out today. Crime in Kenai is my frustrations, that it is growing is my frustration.”  According to Sergeant Duane Kant with the Soldotna Police Department they are seeing the same upward trend in arrests as Kenai. Almost immediately after the bill passed, a debate began over whether its provisions were worsening the level of property and low level crimes. Those concerns were heard from community members during the Q&A portion of the meeting. With concerns about high crime rates, lawmakers have considered changes to the controversial SB 91, but community members are concerned “changes” aren’t enough and have requested a full repeal. Department of Law’s Criminal Division director John Skidmore believes an outright repeal of SB 91 is a bad idea: “We started to see increases in our crime rate in the State of Alaska prior to the passage of SB 91. So anyone who says that SB 91 is causing the crime to increase, there is a little bit of a problem there, because that trend began before SB 91 was passed.”  According to Senator Micciche, a number of provisions have been made to SB 91 since it was passed in 2016: “It makes more sense to keep making “targeted fixes”. We will continue to listen to Alaskans and make necessary changes as they arise.” Senator Peter Micciche (R-K-Pen): “We passed a bill called SB 91, some of you have heard about it. We have problems, some are related to the bill, we had problems before the bill and we are going to have problems when we fix some parts of the bill. I voted for the bill along with almost everyone in the legislature, and it became quite apparent soon afterwards that we had some things to correct. We missed the mark in several areas.” center_img Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Roughly 50 people filed into the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center last night to talk about crime on the Kenai Peninsula. Representatives from the Department of Public Safety, Alaska State Troopers, Department of Law, Kenai and Soldotna Police, and the Department of Correction formed a panel to discuss the number one issue facing residents on the Kenai: crime is increasing. “SB 91 really restricted what our law enforcement people could do on the low end crimes. I just don’t understand what was the rationale on not holding people accountable.”  Much of the frustration revolved around Senate Bill 91, the omnibus criminal justice reform measure signed into law in July of 2016. The thought behind SB91 was to reduce jail time for non-violent offenders, and put funding into treatment and anti-recidivism programming.last_img read more

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September 10, 2019

Facebook will no longer ask for your email passwords

first_img Here’s how to use Google’s Password Checkup tool Now playing: Watch this: Facebook was asking for some new signups’ email passwords as a means of verification. Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images You won’t need to give Facebook your email password to sign up for a new account anymore.After a Twitter user called out the social media giant over the practice on Sunday, Facebook has backtracked on the verification requirement.When some people signed up on Facebook, instead of getting a verification email or a code sent to their phones, they would instead get a prompt to enter their personal email’s password to verify their new accounts — essentially giving login credentials to the social network. The news was first reported by the Daily Beast.A Facebook spokesperson said that the passwords are not stored by the social network and that the verification method was only available to a “very small group of people.” Facebook did not clarify how many people were shown this prompt. The feature was originally designed for people signing up on a web browser and using email providers that don’t support OAuth, an open-source protocol that acts as a key for logins. “That said, we understand the password verification option isn’t the best way to go about this, so we are going to stop offering it,” Facebook said in an emailed statement on Tuesday. Security Internet Services Tags In March, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the social network would be shifting to a privacy-focused platform, with security as a major talking point. Since then, however, Facebook has been at the center of multiple privacy and security lapses.   The email password incident, for instance, follows the revelation last month that Facebook stored hundreds of millions of passwords in plain text on its internal servers, meaning they were open for staffers to see. In both cases, there was concern that the social network could see the login credentials. Facebook said it has never seen the passwords used for verification, although the feature had been available for several years. Also last month, researchers disclosed a browser bug affecting Facebook Messenger that allowed snoops to read messages, and Facebook was caught tying phone numbers used for two-factor authentication to friend searches. First published at 4:01 a.m. PT.Updated at 4:45 a.m.: Adds more detail, at 5:29 a.m.: With response from Facebook.  5 Comments Share your voice 1:15 Facebooklast_img read more

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September 3, 2019

Govt ACC file petitions against Khaleda bail

first_imgHigh CourtTwo separate appeals have been filed with the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court against four-month interim bail of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.Advocate on record Sufia Khatun filed the appeal on behalf of state while lawyer Khurshid Alam Khan, on behalf of Anti-Corruption Commission, lodged another appeal.The ACC lawyer said that chamber judge of Appellate Division will hear the appeals at noon.On Monday, the High Court granted the interim bail to Khaleda Zia.On 22 February, BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia filed the petition with the High Court seeking bail in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case.Lawyers Nowshad Jamir and Kaiser Kamal, on behalf of the BNP chief, submitted the 880-page bail petition showing 31 grounds for granting her bail.On 25 February, Khaleda Zia failed to secure bail in the case as the High Court says it will pass an order on her bail petition upon receiving all the documents relating to the judgment from the lower court.Earlier, the HC asked the lower court to submit all the relevant documents within 15 days.On 8 February, the Dhaka Special Court-5 convicted the former prime minister and BNP chairperson and sentenced her to five years’ imprisonment in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case. She was then sent to old central jail at Nazimuddin Road in the city.The court read out a 632-page summarised version of the verdict on that day and it released the full 1174-page copy of the verdict on 19 February.last_img read more

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September 1, 2019

Detmers Shines in Louisvilles Series Opening Win Over James Madison

first_imgDetmers had it working from the outset Friday, striking out the first five hitters he faced. He retired the first eight batters of the day before hitting a man with two outs in the third. The runner didn’t deter him though, as a groundout on the next pitch ended the inning. PDF Box Score Detmers, the reigning ACC Pitcher of the Week, dazzled on the mound Friday. The southpaw held JMU hitless for the first seven innings of the contest before exiting after eight with one hit allowed and a career-high 14 strikeouts. Reid Detmers Postgame Story Links With a four-run lead, Detmers continued to dominate. He struck out two in the sixth and set the side down in order on strikes in the seventh. The no-hit bid came to an end in the eighth, as a hard-hit ball deflected off the glove of a diving Wyatt at first base. Detmers would finish off the inning without trouble though, finishing his night with eight scoreless innings. Henry Davis tacked one final run onto the Louisville line score with a single that brought home pinch-runner Trey Leonard in the bottom of the eighth inning. The Cardinals then turned the game over to Michael McAvene, who worked a perfect ninth to finish off the victory. Highlights Next Game: James Madison 3/2/2019 | 12:00 PM Live Stats Louisville (6-3) went with two outs in the third, started by a Tyler Fitzgerald single. The junior proceeded to steal second and third base and Oriente legged out an infield single to allow Fitzgerald to score and give UofL a 2-0 advantage. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – For the second straight week, University of Louisville starting pitcher Reid Detmers stole the show, as the eighth-ranked Cardinals blanked James Madison 5-0 in the series opener Friday night at Jim Patterson Stadium. Louisville and James Madison will wrap up the series with a doubleheader on Saturday scheduled to begin at noon ET. Photo Gallery Listen Live Watch Live Full Schedule Roster ACC Network Extra Meanwhile, the Louisville offense gave him a little cushion with a run in the second and third innings. Logan Wyatt doubled to lead off the second and Danny Oriente followed with a single that put runners on the corners. Alex Binelas then cashed in the run-scoring opportunity with a sacrifice fly to get the Cardinals on the board. The sophomore worked seven no-hit innings in his previous start against Brown and built his streak of consecutive hitless innings to 14.2 before a leadoff single in the eighth. After tallying 11 strikeouts in his last outing and 14 on Friday, Detmers is the first Cardinal to reach double digits in back-to-back starts since 2017 Golden Spikes Award winner Brendan McKay did it in three straight in March of 2017. Detmers kept rolling on the mound, piling up two more strikeouts in the fourth and another in the fifth before the offense added to the lead. Fitzgerald started the action again in the fifth, this time with an infield single with one away. Again, the shortstop stole second and third base before coming across on another swing by Oriente. Following a walk to Binelas, Ethan Stringer picked up an RBI on a fielder’s choice to stretch the margin out to four. Fitzgerald went 2-for-4 at the plate with a pair of runs scored for the Cardinals. His four stolen bases match the Louisville single-game record, done eight other times with the most recent coming from Corey Ray against Longwood on March 8, 2016. Print Friendly Version Dan McDonnell Postgame Previewlast_img read more

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