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Site C Employment numbers drop in October

first_imgThe number of Peace River Regional District resident contractors employed at Site C decreased to 729 or 24 percent.The number of apprentices employed on the project increased from 145 in September 2018, to 167 during the month of October 2018.The number of indigenous workers employed on the dam also dropped to 270.And the number of female contractors employed on the project dropped by 26, to 458, meaning women make up 12.4 percent of the dam’s contractor workforce. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The number of people working on the Site C Dam project dropped in October from the projects peak of 3,746 in September.The size of the workforce sat at 3,681 in October.  The number of contractors on site sits at 3,085. The number of engineers and project team members sat at 596.Of the over 2,085 contractors at Site C, 2,395, or 78 percent were B.C. residents.last_img read more

Moroccan YouTuber Interviews US NASA Astronaut

By Mohammed Amine BenabouRabat – Moroccan YouTuber Najib El Mokhtari held an interview with NASA astronaut Daniel Tani about his trips into outer space, space discoveries, and trending technologies in the aerospace industry.During the interview, Tani described how the earth looks like through the space shuttle window: “Our earth is beautiful. There are so many colors, textures, and shapes … At night, you can see cities, rivers.”He continued, “The Nile [river] just lights up as it winds its way down. Looking out the window is just fantastic. I could never get enough.” Tani also described how almost all geopolitical borders are indistinguishable from outer space, making the world look like a global village. Tani commented that one can “very, very rarely see political borders,” explaining that they are only visible when they follow the natural boundary of rivers. “When you look down, you think of humanity. You don’t think of nationality.”El Mokhtari remarked on scientific advances and that humans have managed to send robots to Mars, which he said “has been seen as a deity for millennia.”Tani noted that he thinks people will go even further: “It’s amazing to think, we built something and now it’s driving around Mars taking pictures and samples.”El Mokhtari wondered where Tani sees these space explorations going in the decades to come.Tani responded that we “will continue to explore our space.” He believes the most exciting thing that’s happened in the past four or five years is that satellites “used to be the size of a school bus, now we are figuring out [that] it’s smarter to make a 10-centimeter satellite.”A number of these relatively tiny satellites will be launched and programmed to carry out various individual tasks, like taking pictures or measuring the depth of the ocean, instead of a large and costly single satellite performing a series of different functions at once.Will Morocco go to the moon?Tani expressed his delight at the interview with El Mokhtari and his time in Morocco, tweeting, “I was privileged to visit Morocco and I had a great interview with Najib – a famous personality in Morocco. We covered a lot of topics and had a wonderful time.”The interview was not limited to space trips and explorations; El Mokhtari and Tani also touched on the education system. Tani’s piece of advice was that he wishes Moroccan schools would integrate non-educators specializing in fields like accounting, law, etc., to come and explain, for example, “the basics of numbers” to bring a “different experience, a wealth of experience” to students.El Mokhtari said in a Facebook post that, during their pre-interview discussion, Tani told him “Moroccan talented youths are some of the best he has ever seen.”He also said he “is looking forward to the first Moroccan that’s going to build a satellite and get to space.”Science in MoroccoA 2016 Web “Personality of the Year,” Najib El Mokhtari is an IT consultant in Morocco.Through his YouTube videos and blogs, El Mokhtari is dedicated to walking his viewers through complex science topics in simple Darija (Moroccan Arabic) in an easily digestible manner, making his videos accessible to a fan-base of more than 97,000 subscribers. El Mokhtari’s YouTube channel and Othmane Safsafi’s “Science Math” YouTube and Facebook accounts are two of the most popular social media accounts, out of very few, devoted to the popularization of science in Morocco.Not only does he tackle scientific phenomena, El Mokhtari also conducts scientific experiments even with everyday equipment.In 2016, El Mokhtari met the renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson in a conference in the Canary Islands and made a video in which Tyson addressed Moroccans. After a career as a consultant supporting clients in over a dozen countries, El Mokhtari decided to come back to Morocco and started his popular YouTube science channel.The interview is part of the US embassy’s year-round events in celebration of the first moon landing’s 50th anniversary when Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon. The US launched its Apollo 11 mission to the moon on July 20, 1969.El Mokhtari’s interview was set up in coordination with the US embassy in Rabat, which organized a series of “Moonshot Morocco” events, beginning two weeks ago which will run until July.The purpose of the event, the US embassy wrote on Facebook, was “to focus on future leaders in science, technology, innovation, and risk-taking … helping Morocco’s talented youth achieve their full potential, and take on challenges as weighty and magnificent as sending a human to the moon.”In the same vein, the US Mission in Morocco held conferences in Kenitra, Casablanca, and Rabat. read more

DR Congo 15 dissidents surrender to UN blue helmets in North Kivu

One officer and 14 troops who were part of a dissident battalion led by General Laurent Nkunda in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have turned themselves in to the United Nations mission in the country (MONUC).Commander Micho Bizabaso and 14 of his heavily armed men turned themselves in to MONUC last night after attempting to retake a strategic hill in Sake.The forces approached a UN position with an ultimatum calling for the blue helmets to retreat, according to MONUC, which said the peacekeepers refused and instead threatened to disarm the rogue troops by force if necessary.Endeavouring to avoid a resort to force, the UN held negotiations for more than an hour, succeeding at around 2 a.m. in convincing the Commander and his men to deposit their weapons with MONUC and agree to integration in the DRC’s army (FARDC). In announcing the surrender, MONUC called on other dissident forces and fighters in the region to turn in their weapons and agree to integration in the FARDC, pledging to help all those who wish to participate in the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration programme – or, for the foreigners among them, to repatriate.Fighting between General Nkunda’s rebels in Sake and its environs at the beginning of September drove tens of thousands of people from their homes before the UN obtained a cessation of hostilities in the area. The UN estimates that some 400,000 people have been newly displaced in North Kivu since December 2006. 27 November 2007One officer and 14 troops who were part of a dissident battalion led by General Laurent Nkunda in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have turned themselves in to the United Nations mission in the country (MONUC). read more

Poland becoming transit destination country for human trafficking – UN expert

29 May 2009Poland’s accession to both the European Union (EU) and the Schengen zone has transformed it into both a transit and destination country for human trafficking, a United Nations independent expert said today, noting that the Eastern European nation has made progress in fighting the scourge. Poland’s accession to both the European Union (EU) and the Schengen zone has transformed it into both a transit and destination country for human trafficking, a United Nations independent expert said today, noting that the Eastern European nation has made progress in fighting the scourge.The scale of trafficking was already serious in Poland, but has become aggravated in the past five years due to joining the EU and the Schengen zone, Joy Ngozi, the Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, said, wrapping up a six-day visit to the country.“The endemic forms of trafficking include, but are not limited to, trafficking for labour exploitation, for prostitution and other forms of sexual exploitation,” she said.According to information provided by both the Government and by non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the number of trafficking cases is on the rise.Poland has ratified key international and human rights treaties, including the Protocol on Trafficking in Persons to the 2000 UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (Palermo Protocol), under which States are required to take action to ensure the protection of trafficking victims, prevent trafficking and bring traffickers to justice.Ms. Ngozi said that the Government has taken steps in combating the scourge through cooperation with neighbouring countries. It has amended its Criminal Code to punish perpetrators of trafficking and has a law on domestic violence in place.Further, Poland has a comprehensive law on trafficking in human organs and tissue, “which is very forward-looking and has been enacted and is indeed a welcome development as we must ensure that all forms of trafficking are criminalized,” she added.But the Rapporteur, who reports to the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council in an independent and unpaid capacity, noted that there are other steps the country must take to effectively address human trafficking.Poland lacks a clear definition of trafficking in its criminal law, labour exploitation is on the rise and availability and access to help for trafficking victims is limited, she said.Additionally, judicial proceedings for trafficking cases are unduly long, lasting two years on average. “Thus, efforts should be made by the Ministry of Justice and the Judiciary to shorten the period and provide early case closure that will bring succour to victims and reduce trauma suffered, while redirecting focus to victims’ full reintegration and rehabilitation,” she noted. read more

Veterans With Disabilities Now Receive Discounted Hunting Combination Licenses

DWR Press ReleaseSALT LAKE CITY — Veterans with disabilities are now eligible for discounted hunting and combination licenses and will also experience an easier application process.Disabled veterans were previously eligible for discounted fishing licenses, and as of July 1, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources is now expanding that to include hunting and combination licenses.“We are appreciative of the sacrifices that members of our country’s armed forces make and wanted to show our gratitude,” DWR assistant director Mike Canning said. “We’d like to thank the Utah Legislature for making this opportunity possible, and we hope that by simplifying the application process and offering a discount that our veterans can more easily enjoy Utah’s wildlife and beautiful outdoors.”The discount will be offered to any veteran who is a Utah resident and has a qualifying service-connected disability of at least 20%. The new discounted hunting license is $25.50, instead of the $34 full price, and the new discounted combination license is $28.50, instead of the $38 full price. The discounted fishing licenses are still $12. All the licenses are good for 365 days from the day they are purchased.“In 2018, DWR issued 636 fishing licenses to veterans with disabilities,” DWR wildlife licensing coordinator Phil Gray said. “There are a lot of veterans in Utah who would qualify for and enjoy the combination license, and we are excited to offer them that opportunity.”The process will also be much simpler for individuals who qualify to apply for the discounted licenses. Previously, veterans had to take their qualifying paperwork to a division office and submit the application there. Now, they can simply submit a photo or scanned PDF of their disability letter and submit it on the DWR website. Once they are approved for the discount, they can buy their license online or from any authorized license agent. The paperwork also only has to be filled out once, and the veteran will then qualify for the discounted license each year. read more

Britain gets first new insect type in 100 years as webspinner from

Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The new insect is good news for gardeners, according to experts at the RHS, as they eat pests, rotting plant matter and mould, so could enhance and protect a greenhouse full of orchids.Andrew Salisbury, Principal Entomologist at the Royal Horticultural Society, told The Telegraph: “The webspinner is an addition to the UKs fauna which will have no negative effect on our gardens.  “It may occur in glasshouses, where it will form webs and largely eat decomposing material, fungi and bacterial growths which is of course good news for gardeners and, by adding to the wealth of insects, only add to the enjoyment of plants and gardens. Basically a really interesting insect.”It is thought that there could be more examples in greenhouses in the UK, as their webbing means they can be easily confused for spiders.Mr Salisbury continued: “The confirmation of a new grouping of insects in Britain is evidence of the role that globalisation is and will continue to play on what is found in our gardens. It’s certainly an exciting discovery – if I’d been told I’d one day be adding an entirely new insect order to British fauna I wouldn’t have believed it.” A new insect order has been discovered in the UK for the first time in 100 years after shocked horticulturalists found a colony of webspinners in a glasshouse in Surrey.An insect order is a classification of a type of insect, for example beetles (Coleoptera), flies (Diptera), bees, wasps and ants (Hymenoptera), and butterflies and moths (Lepidoptera).While webspinners are usually only native to warmer climates such as the Mediterranean, scientists from the Royal Horticultural Society have discovered the first ever UK colony of them at their flagship garden in Wisley.They are intolerant to cooler climates and so do not occur naturally in Britain, and specialists have said they are likely to have been imported into the country via the plant trade.The colony of Aposthonia ceylonica – a species of webspinners – were discovered in the glasshouse and will now join 24 other insect orders found in the UK.Webspinners have up to 2.5cm long brown bodies and are the only insects that produce a silk webbing from their front legs, living in tunnels constructed from it to protect themselves from the elements and predators.The species found in the UK is about 1 cm long and lives on the hanging roots of tropical plants like orchids and bromeliads.  read more

Balla Gayes Sibling Sa Thies Facing Boy Niang this weekend

first_imgBy Sulayman BahFormer Senegalese King of Arena Balla Gaye II’s sibling Sa Thies will be rubbing daggers with Boy Niang II this weekend.Both are going into Sunday’s clash on the heels of victories. Boy Niang humbled Guigi, a victory that had his stake risings while Sa Thies trounced Siteu before sending Ness packing in a 20-second combat peppered with ecstasy.The bout comes after Boy Niang II accosted Balla Gaye at start of the season, urging The Lion of Guediawaye to agree to a fight.Pikine-based Boy Niang had hoped to use a bout with Balla to rise to the A-team wrestlers’ division. But Balla, struggling to reclaim relevance after two consecutive losses, shunned the offer, preferring to pit him with his younger sibling Sa Thies, one of the arena’s fastest rising wrestlers.Many are tipping Sa Thies to rise to the occasion with his penchant for attacking flair but Boy Niang is a composed defensive neutralizer of attacks, making this duel all worth the viewing.last_img read more

Father of Parkland victim in El Paso during mall shooting speaks out

first_imgEL PASO, Texas (WSVN) — The father of a teen who was killed during the massacre at Marjory Stoneman High School weighed in on the mass shooting at a shopping center in El Paso, Texas, which unfolded while he was visiting that city.Manuel and Patricia Oliver are in El Paso this weekend to celebrate what would have been their son Joaquin’s 19th birthday on Sunday.Manuel, an artist, is working on a mural in El Paso that is set to be unveiled.In a Skype interview with 7News on Saturday, the painter expressed his support for another city now in mourning due to gun violence.“Sadly but true, um, it happened again, and we’ve been talking about this for a while, and I don’t get why they don’t get it,” he said.Seventeen students and staff were killed in the Stoneman Douglas shooting on Feb. 14, 2018.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Cosmopolitan jcpenney Partner in Clothing Line

first_img“[It’s] the brand coming to life in a fashion realm,” says Susan Schulz, Cosmo’s editorial brand director. “The process has been very smooth. Everybody, I think, in the beginning was a little nervous. I don’t know that it’s ever really been done before that a magazine would have this much input.”Cosmo will play a role in marketing and promotion of the line through traditional ad placements, as well as content integration.A slideshow featured on the front page Thursday allows readers to link to a story about the product launch and includes an option to purchase the clothing from“One of my main jobs as we move forward is finding ways to integrate the product,” Schulz says. “How to promote the product in an organic way that makes sense for our reader. We know she doesn’t want to be clobbered with it, she doesn’t want to be getting a message about the Cosmo Collection every five seconds.”“But where it does make sense to her, we want to be able to tell her, ‘Look at these new shoes. They’re in store now. We think you’re going to love them.’ “The product launch is the first of its kind for Cosmopolitan, which attracts more than 18 million print readers and 8.5 unique monthly visitors. The company has participated in collaborative media projects with Sterling Books and YouTube, however.jcpenney also signed a licensing deal with Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia [MSLO] in December of 2011. That agreement calls for a line of MSLO products to be sold online and in retail outlets that will be constructed within most jcpenney stores by February 2013. jcpenney also invested $38.5 million in MSLO in the deal. You can now get your Cosmo at jcpenney—not the magazine though, the clothing line.The Cosmopolitan Collection, a new brand of lingerie, sleepwear and accessories inspired by the world’s top-selling women’s magazine, went on sale this weekend at jcpenney’s 600-plus retailers across the country and on launch culminates a two-year collaborative process between the companies that began with discussions between recently-departed Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Kate White and former jcpenney CEO Mike Ullman in November of 2010. last_img read more

Bihar heat wave Section 144 imposed in Gaya govt schools to remain

first_imgAurangabad, Gaya and Navada are the worst-hit districts.TwitterThe Gaya District magistrate has issued an order under section 144 (prohibiting unlawful assembly) banning all governmental or non-governmental construction work between 11 am and 4 pm in view of the heat wave related deaths in the state.The heat wave has killed over 70 people in the state, as of Monday, with Aurangabad, Gaya and Navada being the worst-hit districts. At least 30 deaths were reported from Aurangabad, while 35 people died in Gaya and 11 in Navada.The recent order by the DM restricts all MGNREGA labour work and any cultural programme or gathering in open spaces, between 11 am to 4 pm.All government and government-aided schools in the state will also remain closed till June 22 in view of the scorching heat wave conditions.Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar called for an internal meeting on Monday. Senior officials from the Health Department will be present at the meeting.Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey also visited the patients undergoing treatment in Aurangabad on Monday. Black flags were shown to him by Hindustani Awam Morcha & Jan Adhikar Party Loktantrik supporters. #WATCH Bihar: Hindustani Awam Morcha & Jan Adhikar Party Loktantrik supporters show black flags to Bihar Health Minister, Mangal Pandey’s convoy in Aurangabad. #Encephalitis— ANI (@ANI) June 17, 2019The state is also grappling with Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) outbreak that has killed around 100 children in two hospitals in Muzaffarpur, as of Monday. Deaths due to AES are being caused because of excessive heat and humidity, according to the doctors.Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan visited the state capital on Sunday to review public health measures for containment and management of the AES. He was met with protests from families of patients.last_img read more

Aretha Franklin The Queen of Soul Dies at 76

first_img– / 7Aretha Franklin, the “Queen of Soul,” died Thursday in her home city of Detroit after battling pancreatic cancer. Her death was confirmed by her publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn. She was 76.Franklin sold more than 75 million records during her life, making her one of the best-selling artists of all time. She took soul to a new level and inspired generations of singers who came after her.No one’s life can be condensed to one word — but Aretha Franklin came close when she sang one word: “respect.”“Respect” was written by the great Otis Redding. In his version, a man is pleading, offering his woman anything she wants in exchange for her respect. He sang: “Hey little girl, you’re sweeter than honey / And I’m about to give you all of my money / But all I want you to do / Is just give it, give it / Respect when I come home …”Aretha changed those lyrics to demand parity. “Oooh, your kisses,” she sang, “Sweeter than honey / And guess what? / So is my money …” In her hands, “Respect” became an empowering song — for black women and for all women. It was a No. 1 hit in 1967, and it became her signature song.Franklin was 25 years old when “Respect” was released. But she had been singing since she was a small child in her father’s New Bethel Baptist Church.“Someone found a footstool in the office and put it here on the stage, and they put it there for me to be seen because I was so small,” Franklin told NPR’s Morning Editionin 2004.Aretha Franklin was born March 25, 1942, in Memphis, Tenn. — but she was raised mostly in Detroit. Her father, the Rev. C.L. Franklin, was a famous preacher, and her childhood was steeped in both music and the burgeoning civil rights movement. Her family was close friends with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who often stayed at their home. Some of the most important gospel artists of the day came to visit regularly as well, including Clara Ward and the Famous Ward Singers, Mahalia Jackson and Sam Cooke.It was Franklin’s father who introduced her to the recording industry. Nicknamed “the man with the million-dollar voice,” C.L. Franklin was among the first Christian ministers to record his sermons (making dozens for the JVB and Chess labels) and to do radio broadcasts of his Sunday addresses; his 1953 sermon “The Eagle Stirreth Her Nest” is part of the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress.Franklin told PBS’s American Masters in 1988 that when she was a child, her father would coach her. “He would give me different records to listen to, to see if I could emulate them on the piano, different vocalists to listen to.” These were gospel artists like Ward and Jackson. But the young Aretha listened to popular music, too. And as she toured with her father she met R&B artists like Fats Domino and Bobby Bland.There was also her Detroit neighborhood: It was filled with future Motown stars like Diana Ross, the Four Tops and Smokey Robinson, who grew up right around the corner from her.Franklin made her first album for JVB when she was just 14 years old. It was a collection of gospel songs that included “Precious Lord (Take My Hand).”Four years later, she confided to her father that she longed to cross over from gospel to secular music. So C.L. Franklin helped her make a demo that led to a contract with Columbia Records, initially working with the legendary producer John Hammond. Decades later, Hammond told NPR that when he first heard her, his response was, “‘This is the best thing I’ve heard since Billie Holiday. Who is she?”In 1961, the bluesy “Won’t Be Long,” from her first Columbia album, Aretha: With The Ray Bryant Combo, became Franklin’s first song to reach the Billboard Hot 100.After making seven records for Columbia over a six-year span, she signed with Atlantic Records — and that’s where she became the “Queen of Soul.”At first, Atlantic wanted her to record at the Stax studios in Memphis, but Stax did not want to pay for the sessions. Instead, Atlantic producer Jerry Wexler took Franklin to the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Alabama.The Wexler/Franklin pairing proved magical. Franklin brought her own material to the label, and Wexler encouraged her to play piano in her recording sessions. And from 1967 to the mid-’70s, Franklin released a string of classics. The first was “I Never Loved A Man” — with her sisters as backup singers — followed by “Do Right Woman — Do Right Man,” “Natural Woman,” “Chain of Fools,” “Think,” “Rock Steady” and “Until You Come Back To Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do).”At the same time Franklin was turning out hits, she was also deeply involved in the civil rights movement. As she told American Masters, her father was a close friend of King’s. “My dad brought him to Detroit,” she recalled, “and introduced him to the city of Detroit through the New Bethel Baptist Church.”Comedian and activist Dick Gregory told American Masters that the Franklins helped fund the movement, directly and through access to Aretha. “If Martin needed money,” he said, “he could make one phone call to Rev. Franklin, and that money was there — and also that Rev. Franklin could deliver his daughter, over what managers and record executives would say.” And Franklin and Harry Belafonte toured together to help raise money for the civil rights movement.Franklin’s songs helped the nation through the assassination of King and through the Vietnam War. She told NPR in 2004 that veterans have told her how her songs sustained them. “On occasion,” she noted, “I hear that some of them helped them get through the service — and I’m delighted by that.”In 1980, Franklin switched labels again — this time to Arista Records, where she began to work with producers like Luther Vandross and Narada Michael Walden. Her pairing with Walden resulted in a string of hits in 1985: “Freeway of Love,” “Who’s Zoomin’ Who?” and a duet with The Eurythmics’ Annie Lenox, “Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves,” produced by The Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart.She played with the Rolling Stones, and when tenor Luciano Pavarotti became ill, she filled in for him at the 1998 Grammy Awards, singing the aria “Nessun Dorma” from the Puccini opera Turandot.For all her professional success, Franklin had a turbulent personal life. Her mother died before Aretha was 10 years old. Her father was shot in an attempted robbery and lingered in a coma for five years before he died in 1984. She had two children before she was 17, and two more later during two marriages that both ended in divorce. She struggled with her weight and with smoking. Franklin continued performing, but she rarely toured because of a fear of flying.Still, in 2009, she sang for the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Additional reporting by NPR’s Anastasia Tsioulcas. Aretha Franklin received just about every award a singer can get, including 18 Grammys (plus The Recording Academy’s Grammy Legend Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award), the Presidential Medal of Freedom and, in 1987, an induction as the first woman into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. She performed until she couldn’t anymore — because being the Queen of Soul was second nature to her.center_img Sharelast_img read more

Taiwan pilot in February TransAsia crash described as hasty

first_img Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Eight seconds before the crash, the council’s report states, the pilot said in Chinese: “Wow, pulled back on the wrong side throttle.”The pilot in command had failed a flight simulator test in May 2014 and passed it the following month with further training, the council’s report says.He had been described in post-crash interviews with colleagues as “a little nervous during line operations,” and a person who “had a tendency of rushing to perform the procedures without coordination with the (co-pilot),” according to the report.An automatic system to control power upon takeoff had not been armed while the plane was on the ground in Taipei but kicked in seconds later, the agency’s report said. The pilot knew about this outage but authorized takeoff, the report shows. It was not clear if that glitch had any connection with the engine going idle.The automatic takeoff power control system maker in the United States has joined Taiwan’s investigation, Wang said.The flight had left Taipei’s Songshan airport for the outlying Taiwan-controlled islands of Kinmen. Video captured on dashboard cameras showed the plane flying on its side over an elevated road, clipping a fence, light pole and passing taxi shortly before plunging into the Keelung River in a heavily populated part of Taipei. The flight was carrying 53 passengers, three crew members and two flight attendants. Fifteen people escaped the aircraft alive.Another domestic TransAsia flight crashed on July 23 last year, killing 48 people aboard.TransAsia said Thursday it has improved pilot training and the company’s organization since the February crash.Jon Beatty, CEO of the U.S.-based non-profit Flight Safety Foundation, has been invited to sit on TransAsia’s aviation committee and give guidance, and all 61 ATR aircraft pilots have passed an “appropriateness examination,” the company said in a statement.TransAsia said it also has raised pay, “made active efforts” to develop skills, and formed an in-house safety inspection committee that meets every two weeks.The Aviation Safety Council anticipates finishing a full investigation on the February crash by April 2016.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A pilot described by colleagues as nervous and hasty mistakenly throttled down a still-running engine following a glitch with the other engine in an airline crash that killed 43 people in Taiwan in February, flight safety officials said Thursday.A preliminary investigation into the Feb. 4 crash of TransAsia flight GE235 already had indicated that the pilot shut off the remaining engine after one of them went idle. But the account Thursday by Taiwan’s Aviation Safety Council — while not assigning blame — added additional details about the crash and the background of the pilot, including that he had failed a flight simulator test as recently as May 2014. Comments   Share   Mesa family survives lightning strike to home 5 things to look for when selecting an ophthalmologistcenter_img Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology Top Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Sponsored Stories Both the pilot and co-pilot died.Minutes after takeoff in Taipei, a ribbon-like sensor connector in the automated flight system failed and put one engine into a mode that effectively cut its power to the aircraft, Taiwan’s Aviation Safety Council Executive Director Thomas Wang told a news conference.The engine’s condition, useful in other cases to reduce torque, generated a flame-out warning in the cockpit 37 seconds after takeoff, according to a report by the council. However, it says the engine itself was technically still capable of providing power to the ATR-72 aircraft. The aircraft was also designed to fly on one engine.“The sensor connector, in layman’s terms, you would say was in a situation where it didn’t connect normally,” Wang said.Seconds later, the pilot said he would pull back on the throttle to the plane’s other engine, which showed no mechanical trouble, the council’s report indicates. Normally, a pilot would throttle back to cut the flamed-out engine to avoid further problems and rely on the still-running engine for power.“If engine two has flamed out, you would shut off engine two, that’s normal logic,” Wang said.last_img read more

Travel Counsellors really are at the top of their game

first_imgTravel Counsellors really are at the top of their gameTravel Counsellors really are at the top of their gameProving that Travel Counsellors really are at the top of their game, a team made up of Travel Counsellors and head office staff recently took out first place in the Etihad Trivia competition. Held at Platform 28 in Melbourne’s Docklands, the team included TC’s David Jackson, Amelia Taschetto, Richard Stewart, Jennifer Mikkelsen as well as Dean Hickford and Sam Puccio from head office. While the competition was fierce, the Travel Counsellors team prevailed, winning a bottle of champagne each while showing everyone that when it comes to knowledge about the world, Travel Counsellors really are unbeatable.  become a Travel Counsellor todayclick hereAbout Travel CounsellorsTravel Counsellors Australia was established in 2007 and currently has 150 Travel Counsellors. Our head office in Australia is in Melbourne. Travel Counsellors Australia is accredited with ATAS. Travel Counsellors is the world’s largest home-based travel company. Founded in 1994 it currently has 1,500 travel consultants who work from home with the support of over 350 staff at the company’s UK headquarters and overseas offices. The company operates in Australia, UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, South Africa, UAE and Belgium. Source = Travel Counsellors – Australialast_img read more

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