Qatar Airways A350 XWB unveiled

first_imgAirbus has unveiled a special livery for its latest and fourth Airbus A350 XWB (Extra Wide Body) celebrating its largest customer for the type Qatar Airways, which will also be the first to take delivery. The new color scheme was unveiled on Tuesday February 4th in Toulouse.Qatar Airways CEO, Akbar Al Baker, Airbus President and CEO Fabrice Brégier and Didier Evrard, Executive Vice President Head of A350 XWB program took part in the ceremony revealing the special customer livery. (L to R in picture left)The Doha based airline is the biggest customer for the A350XWB with 80 aircraft on order. Airbus and Qatar Airways are working closely together to ensure a successful entry-into-service of this all-new aircraft from day one.The aircraft will soon join the A350 XWB flight test fleet for external noise and lightning tests, avionics development & certification and training for first customer pilots & maintenance teams.“I am pleased with what I have seen during my visit. It gives me every confidence that the program is well on track for our first delivery in 2014. At Qatar Airways, we are eager to open a new chapter of efficient and comfortable air travel and the A350 XWB will do this for us.  The aircraft will give us that extra edge in economics and comfort to further boost our route expansion.” commented Akbar Al Baker.Early this year MSN 3 completed cold weather tests. The trials were conducted at Iqaluit, Canada where the temperature was as low as – 28C! The tests included APU and engine starts following cold soak, verification of system behavior, low-speed taxiing, rejected takeoffs, and performing a local flight.The same aircraft  – MSN 3 – will appear at next week’s Singapore Air Show in the tropical heat. It will conduct the types first ever air show flying display on both, the 11th and 12th of February.last_img read more

Ranidel de Ocampo ‘right fit at right time’ for Meralco

first_imgJust over 2 years left, intense work at Tokyo stadium site Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters The veteran forward was shipped to Meralco Monday, marking the end of a colorful nine-year run with the Talk ‘N Text franchise.“He fits us perfectly and he’s with us at the right time,” Black told INQUIRER.net Tuesday. “Ranidel is not only a talented and experienced player, he’s also very, very smart.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe 6-foot-6 de Ocampo addresses the Bolts’ lack of big men and he gives the team another knock down shooter and reliable post player.“The reason why we wanted him at Meralco it’s because he gives us another floor spacer, somebody who can stretch the floor,” said Black, who won four titles with de Ocampo at TNT. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimcenter_img Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side “Our team is built around Durham and we want to surround him with guys who can shoot from the outside,” he added, referring to import Allen Durham, who is a menacing force in the paint.Black hopes de Ocampo is Meralco’s missing piece of the puzzle to finally get over the hump.The Bolts are currently among the top teams in the 2017 Governors’ Cup with a 6-2 record just half a game out of first place held by Barangay Ginebra and NLEX, who own similar 7-2 slates.“We’re aiming to win a championship and we need him right now,” said Black, who has nothing but praise for the 35-year-old de Ocampo.“Ranidel is still the best, if not one of the best stretch fours in the league today.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Meralco head coach Norman Black believes Ranidel de Ocampo is a perfect addition to the Bolts and his arrival couldn’t have come at a better time.ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

18 days agoSolskjaer defends quiet Rashford for Man Utd defeat

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Solskjaer defends quiet Rashford for Man Utd defeatby Paul Vegas18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveOle Gunnar Solskjaer has said Marcus Rashford has struggled due to a lack of service from his Manchester United teammates.The striker didn’t have a single clear cut chance in Sunday’s 1-0 loss to Newcastle United.And speaking after the game, Solskjaer felt sorry for the 21-year-old.He said: “He’s working hard. As I said to the boys at half-time today, you feel for him because he’s running, running and running and he doesn’t get the service.”The first half was very poor, that was the poorest we’ve been, because we gave so many sloppy balls away.”It seemed like we couldn’t control the ball and we couldn’t find the combinations. Of course, in the second half we dominated but we didn’t create enough.” last_img read more

Government Signs Loan Agreement for EMEP

first_imgStory Highlights He said the goals of the EMEP are consistent with the Vision 2030 plan as outlined in relation to National Goals, which speak to ‘Energy Security and Efficiency’ and ‘Sustainable Management and Use of Environmental and Natural Resources’, and include solar and wind energy. An initiative of the Government, the EMEP has been designed to promote and facilitate energy efficiency, security and conservation engagements within the public and private sectors, and reduce the dependence on imported fossil fuels. The Government has signed a loan agreement for US$15 million with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), to assist with the cost of rolling out the Energy Management and Efficiency Programme (EMEP).The contract was signed at the Ministry of Finance and the Public Service in downtown Kingston on November 10 by Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw; and General Manager, Country Department, Caribbean Group, IDB, Therese Turner-Jones.An initiative of the Government, the EMEP has been designed to promote and facilitate energy efficiency, security and conservation engagements within the public and private sectors, and reduce the dependence on imported fossil fuels.It is being initiated as the ideal programme that will strengthen efforts being made by the Government to diversify the energy mix in creating a modern, efficient and environmentally sustainable energy sector.Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Shaw said the EMEP is estimated to cost the Government approximately US$30 million and will be financed by both the IDB and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).“Additional resources of approximately US$10 million in grant funding will also be provided by the European Union Caribbean Investment Facility (EUCIF). The second co-financing loan agreement for US$15 million from Japan is scheduled to be signed on November 23, and the grant financing agreement of US$10 million between the Government and the European Union is expected to be signed shortly thereafter,” the Minister said.Mr. Shaw said the EMEP is important for the nation to reduce its dependency on imported fossil fuels.“Jamaica has experienced significant challenges with the high costs associated with the provision of energy solutions to the largest users within the Jamaican economy, including the ministries, departments and agencies of the Government. The Energy Management and Efficiency Programme is the ideal project that will strengthen the efforts being made by the Government to diversify its energy mix to create a modern, efficient and environmentally sustainable energy sector, as well as reduce the dependence on imported fossil fuel,” he pointed out.Statistics have shown that an estimated annual average of 20.4 million barrels of oil equivalent (BOE) were imported during the 2010-2015 period for use in the electricity, manufacturing and transportation sectors, with an average import value of US$1.9 billion.“The objective of the EMEP is to bolster the Government of Jamaica’s efforts in the areas of energy efficiency and energy conservation through the design and implementation of measures targeting key government facilities, as well as fuel conservation in road transportation to reduce the demand for fuel imports,” the Minister explained.He said the goals of the EMEP are consistent with the Vision 2030 plan as outlined in relation to National Goals, which speak to ‘Energy Security and Efficiency’ and ‘Sustainable Management and Use of Environmental and Natural Resources’, and include solar and wind energy.The EMEP will comprise three components. Component one consists of retrofitting the Health, Education and Public Agency (HEPA) government facilities. This component will target energy efficiency and conservation measures in 73 HEPA government facilities, comprehensive retrofits in 23 government facilities and light emitting diode (LED) lighting retrofits in 50 facilities.Component two involves the implementation of an Urban Traffic Management System (UTMS). This component will finance the purchase and installation of equipment to complete the UTMS in Kingston, which includes a central control platform for traffic monitoring, upgraded traffic controllers, closed-circuit television cameras and training of National Works Agency (NWA) staff.Component three focuses on support for electricity planning. This component will provide the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology (MSET) with additional expertise and system capacity, and, in particular, training, contracting of technical experts in energy efficiency, and demand side management and technical studies to support the implementation of the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP),Meanwhile, Mrs. Turner-Jones said her organisation is pleased to be partnering with the country to fund EMEP.“Today is a great moment because it not just focuses on energy efficiency in bringing $7 million worth of savings to your budget every year. We see this as one really small component in terms of what the bigger energy plan and policy for the country will deliver over time. A large portion of Jamaica’s import bill goes to importing fuels, so, right now, that’s heavily weighted on heavy fossil fuels. Jamaica really is the country that is setting the pace for reforms,” she said. The Government has signed a loan agreement for US$15 million with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), to assist with the cost of rolling out the Energy Management and Efficiency Programme (EMEP).last_img read more

Lingard delighted with first goal for England

Lingard delighted with first goal for England

first_imgJesse Lingard has described it as an incredible moment for him to have scored his first goal for England in their 1-0 win over the Netherlands on TuesdayIn his ninth appearance for the national side, Lingard scored the goal that sealed a 1-0 win over Holland at the Johan Cruijff Arena and impressed again in their 1-1 draw against Italy with his overall energy and work-rate having been a key factor during the friendly.“I have had to work hard to get in the starting XI for England. Now all I can do is carry on, work harder and see where it gets me.” said Lingard told BBC.“Playing for England is always a big honour anyway and to score my first goal was amazing. It is a massive moment in my career.”harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…Now that the international break is over, Lingard will now be returning his focus in aiding Manchester United with both their Premier League and FA Cup campaigns.“We have a lot of games to go for Manchester United and that is the most important thing at the moment,” said the 25 year-old.“I have to do my job here and then see what happens.”last_img read more

Benzema I want to be a Real Madrid legend

Benzema I want to be a Real Madrid legend

first_imgKarim Benzema plans to start afresh in the new season and continue with his path onto becoming a Real Madrid greatThe French striker had a difficult time last season and was only able to muster 11 goals in a total of 45 games in all competitions.Benzema’s struggles last term saw him lose his place in the France national team for the World Cup this summer and he was forced to watch from home as Les Bleus went on and won a second world title at Russia.To add to his woes, Benzema’s future at Real has been put into heavy doubt with many Spanish media outlets suggesting that it is time for him to pull the curtain on his nine-year stay at the Spanish capital this summer with Serie A giants Napoli reportedly interested.But, contrary to the speculation, Benzema has been hard at work since the very first day of pre-season and he is now raring to go for Los Blancos as the Frenchman looks to put the struggles of last season behind him.“So far this pre-season, we’ve been working really hard and putting in some good work,” he told the club website.“We know that it’s demanding, but it sets us in good stead for the rest of the season.“We have to keep winning silverware because the target here is always to win things as a team.“On a personal level, I’ll be looking to have a better season than I did last time around and continue to etch my name into the club’s history books.“I couldn’t have imagined achieving everything that I have, but I joined this club to win silverware, be a success and achieve a lot of things.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“I knew that I’d have some tough seasons, but it doesn’t matter because this is the best club in the world.”He added: “I’m really happy.”Dancing with the ball ! ? @realmadrid #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/lYgK8VuYzJ— Karim Benzema (@Benzema) July 20, 2018The loss of Zinedine Zidane as head coach had only fueled speculation surrounding Benzema’s future at Real.But the 30-year-old is enjoying his start to life under new boss Julen Lopetegui.“We know that Lopetegui is a coach who likes his teams to have the ball and play a possession-based game,” Benzema said.“He also places great emphasis on working hard when we lose the ball and how we press after we’ve given possession away.”Benzema will likely be in action for Real in the first game of their pre-season tour against Manchester United next Tuesday night.last_img read more

Cudicini Morata has great qualities

Cudicini Morata has great qualities

first_imgCarlo Cudicini praised the performance of two-goal Alvaro Morata, in today’s FA Cup win over Nottingham Forest.The Spanish striker bagged a brace against Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge that secured the passage to the FA Cup fourth round.Cudicini, the assistant to head coach Maurizio Sarri, provided his assessment of the afternoon’s events via the club’s official website.“I think Alvaro played an important part in today’s performance, he was very good in terms of working for the team, offensively but mainly defensively,’ said Cudicini.“It was very important for him to score two goals which can only be good for his confidence. We are all pleased with his performance but we were even when he didn’t score in previous games so hopefully, it will be good for his morale that he scored, and hopefully, he will be freer in his mind.Great job!! Great win at home with our fans!! Happy to score again!! Go Chelsea!! 🔵🔵⚽️⚽️ pic.twitter.com/ELrG1Z2uas— Álvaro Morata (@AlvaroMorata) November 4, 2018Report: Morata suffers a knee injury George Patchias – August 29, 2019 Alvaro Morata has suffered a knee sprain injury in training.The Atletico Madrid forward apparently felt some pain in his knee during Wednesday’s training session. He…“Gianfranco Zola mentioned in the press conference before the match that for a striker it’s difficult when you go through a spell when you don’t score many goals, so his body language was a bit down, but in training he’s working very hard and we all knew that sooner or later he would be able to turn the corner and start scoring goals.“Thankfully he did it today, it was very important because we really care about this competition and we want to do well.‘He has all the possibilities to do that,’ Cudicini added when asked if Morata should set himself a big target in terms of goals for the season.“He’s a great striker, he has great qualities and now his confidence is back I’m sure he will keep on scoring goals for us.“I think everyone is different. Some players are perhaps more affected by criticism they receive but for us, the most important thing is that he’s training hard and he wants to improve. Performance-wise, on top of the goals it was very important he did a fantastic job for the team, that’s our concern.”last_img read more

Mendieta says Solari needs to keep faith in Vinicius

Mendieta says Solari needs to keep faith in Vinicius

first_imgThe 18-year-old will feature today at Los Merengues attack, as the team takes on Leganes in the Copa del Rey tournament.Real Madrid and Leganes will face off in the second leg of the Copa del Rey Round of 16 tonight.And 18-year-old wonderkid Vinicius Jr. will feature in Los Blancos attack.This is why former Spain international and Valencia midfielder Gaizka Mendieta has urged coach Santiago Solari to have faith in the youngster.“He definitely brings something different to this Real Madrid team, they are playing with a player that is different,” Mendieta was quoted by Goal.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“No-one does those runs, passes, and moves, takes on defenders or opponents like he does or the way he does at the moment.”“That is why he has to play every game at the moment for Real Madrid. He is a key player,” he added.“Lucas Vasquez is totally fit and Bale is totally fit. It is the decision for to the manager Solari who he thinks is the best player for each match.”“If they’re all fit I think [Gareth] Bale would be the first choice but the way Vinicius is playing for Real Madrid he has to be in the team before anyone,” he commented.“People mention Isco all the time, but if you’ve got this guy why play with Isco?”last_img read more

Guardiola is wary of Tottenham Hotspurs chances

Guardiola is wary of Tottenham Hotspurs chances

first_imgWith the biggest match of the Premier League weekend upon us, Pep Guardiola is aware of how dangerous Tottenham Hotspur will be at Wembley.El Clasico is not the only great match for this very active football weekend in Europe, England will also have Manchester City visiting Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley and Pep Guardiola knows how complicated this game will be for the Citizens.The challenge for the current Premier League champions becomes even more complicated after the victories that Liverpool and Chelsea got on the weekend, both clubs are now above the Citizens at the top of the table and the competition’s top spot is on the line against one of the most competitive sides in the continent.A defeat against Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs would leave City in the fourth position with the same 23 points they already have right now, but a victory would get them back at the top where Liverpool already have 26 points but fewer goals than Pep Guardiola’s side.The Catalan manager is more than ready for the challenge, he knows how much the stakes have been raised after his massive accomplishment from last season and he is aware that the Premier League has become just as difficult as the Champions League for his squad.The fact that Tottenham isn’t playing at White Hart Lane, is something that Pep doesn’t think can affect Pochettino’s squad.It was wonderful at Wembley last season! Same again Monday, please! 🤞 #mancity pic.twitter.com/vo1mhFltlX— Manchester City (@ManCity) October 28, 2018“I think White Hart Lane was different to Wembley. I think Tottenham feel more comfortable at home,” said Guardiola via Four Four Two.“That is going to happen anywhere. We are more comfortable at the Etihad than if we should play in another stadium. In that game I realized that this is the Premier League. I felt … wow.”“I remember in that period people were saying City is going to win the Premier League. In that game I realized [how hard it would be] when I saw how physical they were, how good they are, how high they press, how many good things they do … and this is a team people don’t think or don’t consider to be a contender to win the Premier League. I settled in England in that situation.”“When you play against contenders it’s almost six points. The three points you win and the three points your opponent doesn’t win.”“I don’t know what happened in the last decade of history in the Premier League but it is true that it looks like the strong teams make a lot of points. They don’t drop a lot of points. That’s why the games against contenders become so important.”norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“But nothing is going to change because at the end, Southampton at home is the same points as Tottenham.”📋 Team news 🔎 Key man🆚 Previous meetings 📈 City’s form 💫 Magic moment 🗣️ Pep’s preview Your definitive guide to tomorrow’s match against Man City👇— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 28, 2018Depending on how well Manchester City does in this crucial match against Spurs, we’ll be able to predict a proper forecast for the next month of competition that the Citizens will have to endure before the big Manchester Derby day arrives on 11 November.After playing at Wembley this Monday, Guardiola’s side will have a little bit of a breath with four consecutive matches at home that they will need to take advantage of.The Citizens play Fulham in the Carabao Cup next week, then Southampton in the Premier League three days later, then Shakhtar in the Champions League three days later, and Manchester United at Etihad Stadium before the final international break of 2018 catches all of us.That is five matches in 14 days, starting with this Monday’s challenge against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium.Pep on whether the Wembley pitch will play a role in his team selection on Monday night… 💬Presented by @marathonbet 🔵 #mancity pic.twitter.com/Vm4GFJ6fLu— Manchester City (@ManCity) October 26, 2018What result do you expect from this match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Wembley? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

Imperial Beach sewage solution may involve selling waste to wine makers

Imperial Beach sewage solution may involve selling waste to wine makers

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsFor the last 40 years, Imperial Beach has been the official dumping ground for Mexican sewage. In one of the biggest spills, 280 million gallons of raw sewage flooded directly into the ocean from the Tijuana River Valley, closing the beach for weeks.Now, with a little help from a private company, there’s hope for clean water in San Diego once again.KUSI’s Dan Plante spoke to Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina about the potential new plan.Related: San Diego Surfrider Foundation intends to sue over Tijuana pollution August 26, 2018 Imperial Beach sewage solution may involve selling waste to wine makers Dan Plante, Dan Plante Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Tijuana Sewage FacebookTwitter Posted: August 26, 2018last_img read more