Moroccan Education Cell 9 Teachers To Strike for 3rd Consecutive Week

Rabat – After contractual teachers returned to work to avoid a blank year, the National Coordination of public sector teachers who call themselves “Cell 9 Teachers” stated in their latest press release that they are extending their protests for a third consecutive week.Cell 9 teachers, a reference to the 9th scale of Morocco’s salary structure corresponding to MAD 4,000 ($400), are leading stage a strike from May 6-11 in Rabat in protest of the government’s “false promises and politics of procrastination” in dealing with their crisis.After several strikes with contractual teachers, Cell 9 teachers, made up of 4700 people according to Minister of Education Said Amzazi, are calling for an “immediate promotion.” The group is also demanding a retroactive pay corresponding to the 10th salary scale that covers all previous years since 2012. Read also: Female Proctor Sends Housemaid to Oversee Contractual Teachers’ ExamsThey also denounce the government’s resort to discharging protesting teachers under the pretext of job abandonment, and threaten to indefinitely extend their strikes until their demands are met.Amzazi noted in a parliamentary session in December 2018 that the issue of Cell 9 teachers is on the education ministry’s list of priorities. The coordination called the government out on the “intimidating” and “repressive” measures it took against Cell 9 teachers in their “peaceful and civilized” struggle for their rights.Read also: Moroccan Contractual Teachers to Suspend Strike After Month of TurmoilThe statement recalled the last incident when police used violence to “arbitrarily arrest” and disperse them, leaving several teachers wounded on Labor Day, May 1.Moroccan public education has witnessed turbulence since February 20, when contractual teachers took to the streets in several Moroccan cities, especially in Rabat, to stage weeks-long strikes protesting against poor working conditions. While teachers recently agreed to resume work to salvage the academic year, the education system is still facing considerable pressure. Teachers are now threatening to go back to the streets should the next meeting between the ministry and teachers’ representatives come to a standstill. read more

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UNbacked negotiations on climate change pact pick up pace

28 September 2009Climate change negotiations are picking up pace as they enter their final stretch towards the December conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, where countries are expected to wrap up talks on a new agreement to curb greenhouse gas emissions, the United Nations reported today. Some 4,000 people – including government delegates from 177 countries and representatives from the private sector and environmental organizations – have gathered today in Bangkok, Thailand, for the two-week penultimate round of negotiations ahead of the meeting in the Danish capital.The Bangkok talks come on the heels of last week’s high-level summit – the largest ever on climate change – convened by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at UN Headquarters in New York. That event drew some 100 heads of State and government who issued a call for a comprehensive pact to be reached in Copenhagen. The leaders also underscored the need to boost action to help the world’s most vulnerable and poorest adapt to global warming, as well as the importance of industrialized countries agreeing on ambitious emissions reduction targets.“Your words have been heard around the world. Let your actions now be seen. There is little time left. The opportunity and responsibility to avoid catastrophic climate change is in your hands,” Mr. Ban said at the end of the New York summit.The negotiations in the Thai capital are expected to centre on the five areas discussed by world leaders in New York last week: adaptation action, technology, capacity building, finance and REDD (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries).“Developing countries in our region have the potential to achieve a resource-efficient, low-carbon development pathway, but they cannot be expected to do this alone,” Noeleen Heyzer, who heads the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), told the participants today.She urged those in attendance to endeavour to achieve a “breakthrough on the arrangements and provisions for finance and technology for developing countries, which is key to unlocking the current impasse.”The last round of negotiations before the Copenhagen conference will take place in Barcelona, Spain, in November. read more

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Senegal UN rights expert urges more spending on sanitation and clean water

21 November 2011A United Nations human rights expert warned today that millions of Senegalese remain “condemned to very unhealthy living conditions” until the West African country’s Government significantly increases spending on ensuring major improvements to water and sanitation facilities. “The Senegalese Government has repeatedly stated that sanitation for all is a national priority. However, these promises have not been translated in sufficient budget allocations,” said Catarina de Albuquerque, the Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, in a statement at the end of an eight-day visit. “As resources are scarce, public investments in water and sanitation must prioritize those who need the most first,” she added. Noting that poor communities in Dakar, the capital, bore higher costs for access to clean water than richer households, Ms. de Albuquerque called the situation “unacceptable.” “Under no circumstances should those living in poverty have these fundamental rights denied because they cannot pay or because they cannot present the necessary documentation to benefit from these essential services,” she argued. Ms. de Albuquerque stressed, however that, better sanitation conditions would not be achieved by the construction of latrines and sanitary tanks alone. On top of those initiatives, she urged the promotion of improved hygiene practices to communities at large. The Special Rapporteur pointed out that while Senegal’s water network obtained coverage rates of 87 per cent in 2010, increased water access would have “little meaning” if the quality of the water offered was not adequate for consumption.She emphasized the need for the creation of a transparent regulatory agency to monitor the activity of Senegal’s public-private waterworks, calling it a “crucial step” in ensuring the safety and accessibility of water and sanitation services.According to last year’s global annual assessment of sanitation and drinking by UN agencies, 95 per cent of countries reported that current funding was not enough to provide access to half of those without toilets.Ms. De Albuquerque has been Special Rapporteur since September 2008 and works in an independent and unpaid capacity. She reports to the Human Rights Council in Geneva. read more

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Slimming pill offers hope for millions in battle against obesity

Experts said the breakthrough treatment is particularly exciting because the tiny gel balls – which expand to fill around one quarter of the stomach – have no serious side-effects. A breakthrough slimming pill which expands in the stomach could double the chance of diet success for millions of overweight Britons. They said the capsules, likely to be sold over the counter, could become “the treatment of choice” for millions of people attempting to shift a few stubborn pounds, as well as those with more serious weight problems. Six in ten of those given the daily capsules in trials lost at least five per cent of their body weight, amounting to around 22lbs. The loss equates to around three and… read more

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Continental to equip exfactory Cat 770 and 775 trucks with tyres

first_imgContinental and Caterpillar Inc have signed an agreement to equip Cat Off-Highway-Trucks (model series 770 to 775) with Continental RDT-Master tyres in sizes 18.00R33, 21.00R33 and 24.00R35. The agreement also calls for the two companies to collaborate on designing new tyres for two other Cat products: Medium Wheel Loaders and Articulated Dump Trucks.Jan Skaletz, Key Account Manager for OTR tyres, stated: “We are happy to announce the cooperation with Caterpillar on top of the launch of our new tyre lines in the Mining and Construction segment. This cooperation underlines the significance that Caterpillar places in innovative technology, the customised solution approach and leading edge technology that Continental now offers in this new industry segment.”Continental’s RDT-Master tyres feature all-steel radial casings and belt packages for cut and impact resistance that provide outstanding traction in all directions. They will be listed on Caterpillar price lists starting in 2017 and can be specified by Caterpillar dealers and end users as first fit tyres on new equipment orders.last_img read more

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Curiosity interrogates a rock with its million watts ChemCam laser

first_imgEarlier this month NASA managed to successfully land the Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars following 7 minutes of terror and the most complex landing procedure yet achieved. Since then we’ve seen shots of the Martian surface, as well as video and images of the actual landing itself.Curiosity has now received a software update and is ready to start work, and its first task was completed yesterday. NASA instructed Curiosity to interrogate a fist-sized rock they have called Coronation. In order to do that the rover used the Chemistry and Camera instrument (ChemCam)–a scientific instrument developed at the Los Alamos National Laboratory and capable of firing a laser in order to figure out the composition of different objects.The ChemCam is an impressive bit of kit. Over a 10 second period it managed to fire a pulse at the Coronation rock 30 times. Each pulse amounts to more than a million watts applied for five one-billionths of a second each.The camera part of ChemCam comes into use after the laser has fired. The area of rock hit by the laser becomes a glowing plasma which the camera focuses on using a telescope and analyzes the light given off. Using three spectrometers (one for visible, infrared, and ultraviolet light), ChemCam can determine what elements are contained within the rock.As no direct interaction is required with rocks for ChemCam to work, it is expected thousands of “targets” will be analyzed in this way over the course of Curiosity’s 24 month mission.Read more at NASAlast_img read more

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Threeyearold boy in serious condition after hitandrun in Cork city

first_img By Adam Daly GARDAÍ IN CORK city are appealing for information following a hit-and-run collision that has left a 3-year-old boy in a serious condition. Shortly before 4pm a boy (3) was struck by a car at Castle Meadows off Skehard Road but the car failed to remain at the scene.The young boy was taken by ambulance to Cork University Hospital where his condition is understood to be serious. The scene of the hit-and-run is currently being examined by garda forensic collision investigators.Gardaí are now appealing for witnesses to contact them. They are particularly appealing to motorists with dash cams who were driving in the Skehard Road and Castle Meadows area between 3.30pm and 4.30pm to contact them.Anyone with information is asked to contact Anglesea Street Garda Station 021 4522000 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111. Short URL Three-year-old boy in serious condition after hit-and-run in Cork city Gardaí are appealing for witnesses. File image. Image: Sam Boal via Rolling news File image. Image: Sam Boal via Rolling news 13 Comments center_img https://jrnl.ie/4560793 Monday 25 Mar 2019, 7:55 PM 25,183 Views Share124 Tweet Email1 Mar 25th 2019, 7:55 PM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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Senate Panel Unlikely to Adopt DODs BRAC Request McCain Says

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Senate’s version of the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill probably won’t endorse the Obama administration’s request to hold a BRAC round in 2017, Armed Services Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Thursday.“I think they made bad mistakes in the last couple of rounds, and so I am a bit skeptical,” McCain told reporters in explaining his opposition to approving additional base closures, reported CQ Roll Call.McCain had not weighed in on the BRAC question since taking the helm of the Armed Services Committee at the beginning of the year, but in March the chairman and ranking member, Jack Reed (D-R.I.), called for DOD to carry out management reforms “that could reduce or consolidate military headquarters, commands and infrastructure.”Reed and another senior member of the panel, Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), have said they are willing to consider the Pentagon’s request for a new round, while Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), chair of the Readiness and Management Support Subcommittee, remains a staunch opponent of rekindling the base closure process.Assuming the Senate Armed Services Committee completes its markup next week of the authorization bill without incorporating an amendment approving a new BRAC round, the prospects that Congress green lights another round this year would remain poor. Last week, the House Armed Services Committee approved its version of the defense policy bill with language rejecting DOD’s BRAC request.On Thursday, McCain said the authorization bill would focus on reform, and include an overhaul of the department’s acquisition process and retirement system.“We are talking about some significant reforms,” he said.last_img read more

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What a relief for parched Chennai

first_imgA train of 50 wagons filled with water from Jolarpet arrives at Chennai on Friday. Chennai has been grappling with an acute water crisis over the past four months. The southern metropolis is facing a daily water deficit of at least 200 million litres, and the four reservoirs supplying to the city have run drylast_img

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Another Hindu girl abducted in Pakistan 8th such incident this year

first_imgReutersAnother minor Hindu girl was abducted in Pakistan’s Sindh region on Monday. This is the latest case after two minor Hindu girls were abducted, forced to convert to Islam and were married to Muslim men.According to a report by The Times of India, the 16-year-old girl, Mala Kumari Meghwar, belongs to Badin district in Sindh province in Pakistan. A Hindu leader in the region claimed that the police has refused to file an FIR regarding the abduction.Hari Ram Kishore Lal, the leader of minority affairs in Pakistan, has asked the police to file an FIR and also directed Sindh minorities affairs director Mushtaq Ahmed to start working on the immediate recovery of the girl. Mala’s abduction is the eighth abduction of minor Hindu girls in Pakistan this year. Just days before Mala’s abduction, two teenage sisters, 15-year-old Reena and 13-year-old Ravina were abducted on the eve of Holi celebrations, forcibly converted to Islam and married to Muslim men. This sparked a nation-wide outrage in India and triggered many protests. A video also surfaced of a cleric performing the nikaah (marriage) ceremony of the two girls.An Islamabad court then ordered the protection of the two girls as the investigation was being conducted to make sure that the girls were indeed abducted, forcibly converted and married. The Pakistani police arrested the seven people, involved in the incident, including the cleric who performed the nikaah.Minority minister Hari Kishore Ram Lal was quoted as saying by PTI that marriage of underage girls was banned as part of the Sindh Child Marriages Restraint Act 2013. However, reports have stated that at least 25 child marriages take place in the Umerkot district in Sindh Province which houses the majority of Pakistan’s Hindu population.Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, a Hindu leader part of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf, has brought up two bills and one resolution in the National Assembly. They addressed child marriage, forced conversions and the protection of minorities in the country.Vankwani told TOI that he wants to make provisions in the Child Marriage Restraint Act. The provision is regarding the right of freedom of marriage and to also ban child marriages. The second bill which Vankwani tabled was addressing the forced conversion of religion. The Criminal Law (Protection of Minorities) Act, 2019, will say that according to TOI, “no person shall be deemed to have changed his or her religion until attaining the age of 18 years.”last_img read more

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Karnatakas 3 disqualified MLAs to appeal Speakers order

first_imgMahesh Kumathalli, Ramesh Jarkiholi and R Shankar.IANSKarnataka’s three disqualified legislators, including two rebel Congress MLAs, would on Monday move the Supreme Court and the Karnataka High Court against the Speaker’s order, sources said on Saturday.The disqualified legislators are Ramesh Jarkiholi and Mahesh Kumatahalli of the Congress and R. Shankar of the KPJP, whom the Congress claims to have merged his regional outfit with it on June 14 after he became minister again in the then JD-S-Congress coalition government.”As petitions of Jarkiholi and Kumatahalli against Speaker K.R. Ramesh Kumar are in the apex court since July 10, they would file affidavits against their unilateral disqualification without serving notice or giving them an opportunity to defend themselves,” a source told IANS quoting the rebels, who are under lockdown in a Mumbai star hotel since July 6.Shankar, who won from Ranebannur in the May 2018 assembly elections, floated the Karnataka Pragnyavanthara Janatha Paksha (KPJP) after leaving the Congress for denying him ticket to contest.”Pledging support to the BJP in writing to Governor Vajubhai Vala on July 8 after resigning as Minister on the same day and withdrawing support to the coalition government does not amount to defection and the anti-defection law cannot be applied to disqualify him,” the source claimed.Shankar will file his writ petition against the Speaker’s order in the Karnataka High Court on Monday.Citing the case of 18 AIADMK legislators, who were disqualified in September 2017, but allowed by the apex court and the Election Commission to contest the by-elections in six months, the source said the Speaker has “erred” in banning the rebels from contesting any election for the rest of the Assembly’s term – till 2023.Jarkiholi and Kumatahalli were disqualified on a complaint by Congress Legislature Party leader Siddaramaiah on February 11 for not “attending” the 10-day budget session from February 7-20 and two legislature party meetings held on January 18 and February 7, despite the party whip.”Assembly records, however, show that Jarkiholi and Kumathalli attended the session on February 14-15 and voted on the budget proposals for fiscal 2019-20, which was a vote-on-account for four months till July 31,” the source said.According to former Advocate-General and constitutional law expert B.V. Acharya, the Speaker’s decision to disqualify the three MLAs was wrong and misconceived, and would not pass judicial scrutiny”The disqualification is against the constitutional provisions and the well-accepted principles of law,” Acharya had told local news channels, adding that the reasons for disqualifying them do not come under the provisions of the anti-defection law.However, the Speaker, announcing the disqualifications on Thursday, had said that the “resignations are neither voluntary nor genuine but given under duress or pressure”.Disagreeing with the Speaker’s reasons, Acharya said: “The disqualifications are contrary to the Supreme Courts judgements in similar cases and amount to its contempt.”Terming the Speaker’s decision one-sided, bad in law and arbitrary, BJP spokesman G. Madhusudan told IANS on Saturday the apex court, in its interim orders on July 17, had said that the Speaker’s ruling on the resignations would have to be placed before it for scrutiny.”As the disqualifications are not in conformity with the anti-defection law and are based on extraneous reasons, I am afraid they will not be upheld by the courts,” he added.last_img read more

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Sunwing targets Groups business launches 201718 Cruise program

first_imgSunwing targets Groups business, launches 2017/18 Cruise program Tags: Agent Incentives, Group Travel, Sunwing TORONTO — Sunwing is pouring more resources into the lucrative Groups market with the release of its new Groups Guide, backed by its trade-favourite STARmillionaire agent promotion and new Sunwing Experiences.The new Sunwing Groups Guide includes exclusive offers for destination weddings, family and friend reunions, special interest travel, meeting and incentive groups.Agents can access competitive group pricing and promotions instantly on Instant Group Quotes at sunwingagents.ca and benefit from a number of travel agent incentives, says the company. Sunwing offers flights from 34 gateways across Canada to some 50 destinations across the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America.Sunwing’s STARmillionaire promotion is back “following a very successful inaugural year”, giving agents the opportunity to win one million STAR Agent Reward points that can be converted to $1,800 cash.Agents can qualify by booking a group of 10 adults or more between March 29, 2017 and Aug. 29, 2017 departing Nov. 1, 2017 onwards. Each new booking confirmed counts as a ballot, so the more bookings an agent makes, the greater chance they have of becoming this season’s STARmillionaire. The winner will be selected by a random draw on Sept. 20, 2017 after tabulating all qualifying bookings.Sunwing’s Groups Plus offers a host of perks with extra baggage allowance, free travel, private transfers, free site inspections and room upgrades. Reduced deposits on group bookings are $150 per person and destination wedding groups can hold up to 30 seats for 90 days, or up to 60 prior to departure with only a $300 deposit at time of booking.More news:  Onex paying big to get WestJet and that will send airfares soaring, says CWTGroups can also take advantage of the Price Guarantee which includes the option to make a one-time price adjustment up to 60 days prior to departure should Sunwing lower the system rate. Passengers can also earn free seats and seat credits with Sunwing Platinum Club.Sunwing says its new Sunwing Experiences allows customers to travel in comfort “knowing that a Group Excursion Specialist is always available to assist them with any of their questions or concerns”. Agents earn commission with pre-booked excursions, with all rates in Canadian dollars. “With Sunwing Experiences, customers enjoy top-reviewed tours and experiences hand-selected by local experts, and peace of mind knowing that all tours are licensed, insured, and audited to meet and surpass safety regulations,” says Sunwing.Group discounts are also available, and the 21st adult receives a complimentary excursion. Private excursions can be arranged for 12 or more guests, and customized excursions are available to meet group needs.Group pricing for cruises is available for groups of eight or more sailing on MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line and TUI Discovery 2, and agents who confirm their customers’ bookings by Aug. 27, 2017 can earn 10x STAR Agent Rewards points.More news:  Sunwing to further boost Mazatlán service with new flights from OttawaThe Groups Guide is being distributed throughout travel agencies plus there’s an online version at sunwingagents.ca where full details of the current STAR points promotion are also listed.Meanwhile Sunwing has also launched its 2017/18 cruise brochure with fly/cruise packages departing from Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa, Winnipeg and Halifax, including roundtrip transfers to cruise ports to join MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line and TUI Discovery 2 sailings.All Sunwing cruise packages include direct roundtrip flights on Sunwing Airlines and all meals onboard, except for specialty restaurants. Families can benefit from free accommodation for children on select sailings. Passengers also have access to exclusive benefits such as unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages offered through the beverage package included when they sail on MSC Opera or TUI Discovery 2.TUI Discovery 2 is new to Sunwing this season, with departures from Montego Bay starting this November. The ship includes daily gratuities and features an all inclusive beverage package. Amenities for the whole family include a rock climbing wall, mini-golf course, and indoor pool.Also featured in the brochure this season is Norwegian Epic, which sails from Port Canaveral. Packages include seven-night cruises and one-night hotel stays in Orlando.For more information on Sunwing’s cruise program or to book, visit sunwingagents.ca. Posted by Sharecenter_img Travelweek Group Friday, April 7, 2017 << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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National Oil Refinery president resigns in dispute over Chinabacked refinery

first_imgNational Oil Refinery (RECOPE) Executive President Jorge Villalobos resigned Thursday after the Comptroller General’s Office ordered a halt to plans to build a new oil refinery in Moín, on the northern Caribbean coast, citing conflicts of interest in the planning stage of the project.After an investigation, the Comptroller General’s Office said that Huanqiu Contracting & Engineering Corp., the company that conducted a feasibility study of the project, is a subsidiary of the China National Petroleum Corporation, a partner with RECOPE in the construction of the refinery.The conflict of interest is a violation of the concession’s contract, the office said.“I think it’s an unacceptable error,” Environment Minister René Castro said at a press conference on Thursday.Negotiations for the project, which largely would have been funded by China, started under the administration of President Oscar Arias, from 2006-2010. As RECOPE’s executive president, Villalobos directed the initial stages of the project, which was projected to cost $1.3 billion. The Chinese government had promised a $900 million credit, pending completion of the feasibility study.The Moín refinery project sparked a fierce national debate over whether it would help ease fuel prices over the long term, as Villalobos had argued. Critics said taxpayers would foot the bill for a project that ultimately would drive fuel prices up.In a fiery debate on TV’s Channel 7, opposition leader and former presidential candidate Ottón Solís blasted Villalobos, accusing him of lying to lawmakers to cover up the relationship between the Chinese companies. Villalobos denied the accusations. He resigned a day later.“We have asked RECOPE for a Plan B that includes a feasibility study open for international bidding, and other options such as the use of biofuels or maintaining the status quo,” Castro said.He added that officials would consider biofuels if studies show they can be used for up to 15 years, which is the estimated time the government will need to pay off the cost of the refinery.RECOPE has 6 months to present a new plan. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

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China compensates man wrongly jailed for 11 years

first_imgBEIJING (AP) – A Chinese man who served 11 years of a life sentence for a wrongful conviction of check fraud was awarded a record state compensation of 825,000 yuan ($131,000) this week.Guangdong’s provincial supreme court granted the compensation to 39-year-old Huang Liyi for deprivation of personal freedom as well as psychological and emotional distress, the state-run Southern Metropolis Daily reported Thursday. Comments   Share   Top Stories Patients with chronic pain give advice Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementcenter_img Huang’s lawyer, Yang Xuelin, said in a blog that Huang received the money on Monday.Huang was arrested in 1999 for check fraud and was sentenced the next year to life in prison. He was acquitted in 2010 on the ground of insufficient evidence and released from jail.The monetary compensation for the loss of personal freedom was calculated on the basis of 162.65 yuan ($26) per day, the average daily wage for urban workers from the non-private sector, Southern Metropolis Daily said.Wrongful convictions are common in China’s legal system, which is notorious for using torture to extort confession from suspects. In two high-profile murder cases, the men convicted of the crime were found innocent after their victims turned out to be alive.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Sponsored Stories Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix 5 ways to recognize low testosterone 3 international destinations to visit in 2019last_img read more

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Atlanta Georgia – Reported by Elite Traveler the

first_imgAtlanta, Georgia – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineHawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) today received recognition for setting six world speed records in its flagship Hawker 4000 business jet between October 2009 and April 2010.For the second year in a row, National Aeronautic Association (NAA) President Jonathan Gaffney presented the official certificates for the marks, which are sanctioned by both the NAA and the Federation Aeronautique International (FAI), to HBC Chairman and CEO Bill Boisture and Executive Vice President Shawn Vick at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Annual Meeting & Convention.“These records are a testament to the performance and technology of the Hawker 4000,” said Shawn Vick, HBC executive vice president. “We are pleased to add these records to the growing list of accolades and positive feedback that we are receiving from the aviation community worldwide.”The records were all set in the “Speed Over a Recognized Course” category. The six records were established between city pairs in North America, Europe and Asia. The most recent was accomplished on April 29, 2010, from Bedford, Mass., to London, England, a distance of 3,284 miles at an average speed of 542.70 miles per hour.The additional five records, which were also included in the presentation at NBAA, were announced earlier this year during the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland. On Oct. 8, 2009, a Hawker 4000 traveled a distance of 1,253 nautical miles from Lisbon, Portugal, to Berlin, Germany, in exactly 3 hours for an average speed of 482.13 miles per hour. The next day the aircraft completed a second record leg between Berlin and Milan, Italy, with an average speed of 395.62 mph over the 448 nautical mile distance, in an elapsed time of 1 hour and 14 minutes. Then on Oct. 10, when the Hawker 4000 traveled from Milan to Bahrain in hours and 30 minutes, it averaged a record 480.14 mph over the 2,282 nautical mile route. Finally, on Oct. 12, the aircraft departed Bahrain and made a 6 hour and 57 minute flight over Kuwait, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Bulgaria, Sofia, Croatia, Austria, Germany and Belgium before landing at London’s Stansted Airport in the United Kingdom. The average speed was 454.42 mph over the 2,729 nautical mile distance. Then in January 2010, the Hawker 4000 flew from London to Dubai, a distance of 3,056 nautical miles at an average speed of 540.39 mph.With best-in-class field performance in the super-midsize category, take-off field length (ISA, SL, MGTOW) is just 5,068 feet (1,545 m). Climb rate is exhilarating, going from sea level to 37,000 feet in just over 14 minutes. Once at altitude, the Hawker 4000 accelerates quickly to its maximum cruise speed of Mach .84 (896 km/hr), maximizing customer productivity by quickly getting them to their destination. The Pratt & Whitney Canada PW308A engines deliver 6,900 pounds of thrust each flat rated at ISA +22° Celsius and, combined with the Hawker 4000’s advanced wing design, provide stunning high altitude/hot temperature and short field performance.Hawker Beechcraft Corporation is a world-leading manufacturer of business, special mission and trainer aircraft – designing, marketing and supporting aviation products and services for businesses, governments and individuals worldwide. The company’s headquarters and major facilities are located in Wichita, Kan., with operations in Salina, Kan.; Little Rock, Ark.; Chester, England, U.K.; and Chihuahua, Mexico. The company leads the industry with a global network of more than 100 factory-owned and authorized service centers.www.hawkerbeechcraft.comlast_img read more

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Benchmark Litigation award for Cyprus law firm

first_imgChrysanthos ChristoforouElias Neocleous & Co LLC has been awarded Benchmark Litigation’s prize ‘Law Firm of the Year – Cyprus’ and its Partner and Head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution department Chrysanthos Christoforou was named  ‘Lawyer of the Year – Cyprus.’This was the first year that Benchmark, founded in the US in 2008, gave awards to European law firms at a ceremony that took place in a Central London hotel on May 15.Benchmark deals exclusively with Litigation and Dispute Resolution and aims to provide law firm and lawyer rankings on the market’s most important cases and developments. Its research involves extensive interviews with the leading litigators and firms, during which it examines casework handled by law firms and asks individual litigators to provide their professional opinions on peers and practitioners within their jurisdiction or practice area.The awards ceremony was attended by representatives of the top law firms in Europe. The candidate firms in attendance highlighted the importance attached to the event. They included Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, Hogan Lovells, White & Case, DLA Piper, Freshfields, Baker Mckenzie, Dentons, Loyens & Loeff, Signature Litigation, Latham & Watkins, Kirkland & Ellis, Debevoise & Plimpton, Hengeler Mueller, Herbert Smith Freehills, Bird & Bird, Simmons & Simmons, De Brauw, Wolf Theiss plus many other distinguished firms represented by some of their top litigation lawyers.Elias Neocleous, Managing Partner of Elias Neocleous & Co LLC, said: “It is extremely gratifying to be recognized by such a respected organisation as Benchmark and I would like to congratulate my colleagues and especially Chrysanthos, for achieving this success amongst a distinguished list of candidates.”“I would also like to thank our clients for entrusting us with their business. There is no room for complacency in today’s fast-moving business world and we are committed to renewing our clients’ trust in us every day by constantly striving to improve and provide them with the best possible service.”You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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