Man shot dead near Bansdroni wife alleges friend involved in murder

first_imgKolkata: A youth was shot dead at Renia near Bansdroni under jurisdiction of Narendrapur police station on Thursday night.According to sources, the deceased youth, identified as Biswajit Sardar alias Babusona (40), was a resident of Bansdroni area. On Thursday night, he called up one of his friends, identified as Raja Das, using his wife’s mobile phone. He told Das to come along with him to a mobile repairing shop as his mobile phone was not working. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaAround 7:30 pm on Thursday, Biswajit went out of his house with Das. Around 11:30 pm, a person, identified as Bijay, informed Biswajit’s wife Mukta that her husband has been shot. However, he did not make it clear that where was Biswajit. After a few minutes, Mukta came to know from another person that Biswajit has been shot at Renia area adjacent to Bansdroni. Immediately, she rushed to the spot and found Biswajit was lying on the ground. Mukta claimed that she had taken her husband to M R Bangur Hospital where doctor declared him brought dead. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayLater, Narendrapur police station was informed about the incident. Sources informed, Mukta alleged that Das had killed her husband. However, the police are not clear about the motive of the crime and the shooter. Das, a primary suspect in the case, has been detained and is being interrogated. According to police sources, there are several cases pending against Biswajit. He used to lead a group of youths, who are accused in several criminal cases. The police also came to know that Biswajit’s group had some rivalry with the group of Nanti, who is a notorious criminal in Bansdroni-Garia-Narendrapur area. Nanti’s name had cropped in a case of shootout at a bar in Haridevpur during 2015. Another anti-social group and Nanti’s group fired bullets at each of the group members over gang rivalry. Recently, Nanti’s brother’s body was found floating in a pond. It was suspected that Biswajit’s group might have something to do with the death of Nanti’s brother. However, the police are trying to find out whether Nanti has any connection with Biswajit’s murder.last_img read more

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2019 NOMFA AWARD WINNERS

first_img Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement SUDBURY– Celebrating Northern Ontario’s best and brightest from the past two years, on Saturday May 25th MFM unveiled the NOMFA award recipients in 14 different award categories acknowledging achievements in both Music and Film. With representation from across Northern Ontario, MFM is thrilled to see these awards unite communities across the North and feature exceptional talent and diversity that exists from Parry Sound to Thunder Bay, and everywhere in between!CREATIVE IMPACT ONTARIO NORTH / Impact créatif – ontario nordDarlene NaponseOUTSTANDING FEATURE FILM / Long métrage le plus remarquableThe New Romantic OUTSTANDING SHORT/MID-LENGTH FILM / Court/moyen métrage le plus remarquablePost-Script – Eric RobillardOUTSTANDING SCREENWRITER / Scénario le plus remarquableDarlene Naponse – Falls Around HerOUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A NORTHERN ONTARIO PRODUCTION / Prestation d’acteur la plus remarquable dans une production nord-ontarienneJosh Wiggins – Giant Little OnesOUTSTANDING DIRECTOR / Réalisation la plus remarquableDarlene Naponse – Falls Around HerOUTSTANDING TELEVISION OR VOD SERIES / Série télévisée ou VOD (vidéo sur demande) la plus remarquableLetterkenny – Season 3Musiccenter_img Facebook Advertisement OUTSTANDING ALBUM / Album le plus remarquablePharos of Alexandria – Flowers of AtacamaOUTSTANDING ALBUM BY A FRANCOPHONE ARTIST / Album francophone le plus remarquableCindy Doire – PanoramaOUTSTANDING ALBUM BY AN INDIGENOUS ARTIST / Album le plus remarquable par un artiste autochotoneQuantum Tangle – Shelter As We Go…OUTSTANDING ENGINEER / Ingénieur du son le plus remarquableShawn Sasyniuk – I Own a Bittersweet Flashlight by Matt ThibeaultOUTSTANDING SONGWRITER / Auteur-compositeur le plus remarquableKalle Mattson – AstronautOUTSTANDING VOCAL PERFORMANCE ON A RECORDING / Prestation vocale la plus remarquable sur un enregistrementPatricia Cano – Gracias a la VidaOUTSTANDING VIDEO BY A NORTHERN ONTARIO MUSICAL ACT Vidéoclip musical le plus remarquable par un artiste nord-ontarienKalle Mattson – Kids On the Run Twitterlast_img read more

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UN rights chief welcomes Cubas planned release of political detainees

9 July 2010United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay has welcomed the announcement that Cuba plans to release 52 political detainees, her spokesperson said today. She hopes that this will be “the start of a series of significant steps to advance the protection of human rights in Cuba,” Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), told reporters in Geneva.Mr. Colville added that it will be particularly good news when the phased release of the 52 detainees has actually been completed.Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos and the Roman Catholic Church reportedly helped arrange the deal under which the detainees will be released and then head to Spain. The High Commissioner also welcomed the news that Cuban human rights defender Guillermo Farinas has announced the halt, at least temporarily, of his hunger strike in response to the latest development, Mr. Colville stated. read more

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Many Lankan refugees in Trichy want to return home

A special camp of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) held in Trichy to guide Sri Lankan refugees on repatriation to their home received a good response from the refugees with many of them expressing their desire to go back, the Times of India reported.Earlier, the refugees were skeptical on repatriation due to uncertainty over their future, but the UNHCR came forward to allay their fears and provided them all the guidance required to clear the formalities for their repatriation. The repatriation of the refugees from 112 camps in Tamil Nadu has been slowly taking place after three decades of their stay in India following the end of the ethnic war. (Colombo Gazette) Few more refugee families would attend the second day’s camp on Tuesday.As far as Trichy district is concerned, the refugees have been residing in the two camps in Kottapattu and Vazhavandhankottai. At present, 1,389 refugees, including 701 males and 688 females are residing in Kottapattu while the other camp has 1,420 refugees including 725 males and 695 females.In 2016, 20 refugees were repatriated with the help of UNHRC while two of them went back on their own from Kottapattu camp. A total of 21 refugees left for Sri Lanka with support from the UNHRC and 17 left for Sri Lanka by themselves from Vazhavandhankottai camp. In February 2017, two refugees from Kottapattu were repatriated. “A total of 16 members from nine families attended the camp. They are interested in returning to their home towns in Sri Lanka. Most of them who came today are natives of Jaffna and Vavuniya,” regional special deputy collector, S Natarasan told TOI. The officials verified the documents to authenticate their Sri Lankan origin and their passports. UNHCR would even help them apply for passports in the Sri Lankan embassy in Chennai if they had not obtained the same.UNHCR would also take care of the travel expenses to Sri Lanka and provide financial assistance for their survival until they are accustomed to the situation to earn on their own. “We will provide financial assistance to maintain their daily needs for at least three months in Sri Lanka,” said Natarasan. As a part of the programme, two officials from UNHCR in Chennai conducted the two-day camp at the district collectorate on Monday. On the first day, some of the refugees expressed their willingness to be repatriated. read more

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The undertheradar Google company chasing immortality

A year after Calico was founded, the company announced a partnership with AbbVie, Chicago-based maker of arthritis drug Humira. AbbVie was regarded as a hot stock until Pfizer, Amgen and others announced they would launch similar pills. This summer the partnership was extended, pledging an extra US$500 million each to “discover and bring to market new therapies for patients with age-related diseases.” Calico will be conducting research until 2022, when it will enter “Phase 2a studies” — or as experts have hinted, human testing — and finally the “late-stage development activities.” The pair has agreed to share costs and profit equally. In November it hired Dr. Garret FitzGerald, an Irish professor who has been vocal about our “molecular clocks,” the idea that genes operate on 24-hour cycles and playing with this can slow damage.Rejigging the molecular clock may delay Alzheimer’s, he claims. He is one of a number of heavyweights at the company whose leaders include Cynthia Kenyon, Dr. David Botstein — chairman of genetics at Stanford University — and Robert Cohen, who joined from Genentech after developing groundbreaking cancer drugs, alongside scientists who use computers to detect complex patterns.The company has hit some dead ends. In July 2015, Calico signed up to work with AncestryDNA, which makes DNA-testing kits used by millions. Calico paid for access to pick out families that appeared to live longer, and work out why, but the partnership has ended. Calico made headlines in March when artificial-intelligence expert Daphne Koller quit, the second executive in several months. Outsiders began to ask what was going on at Calico. The company had no response.Notoriously closed to outsiders, even workers in the Bay Area’s blossoming biotech industry have little idea what its team are up to. At the same time, other Google spinoffs such as driverless car company Waymo and balloon-internet project Loon are bearing fruit. Calico’s ambition has always been to make people live forever. Questions about the company’s own lifespan remain unanswered. SAN FRANCISCO — Drive an hour north of Google’s headquarters up to Oyster Point, south San Francisco, and you will find the office of Calico Labs. The steel-and-glass building has none of the showmanship of its sister company’s colourful campus.Its name is an acronym for “California Life Company” but its lifeless exterior makes it easy to imagine it being named after another Calico — an abandoned mining town farther down the Pacific Coast. The company, a division of Google’s parent company Alphabet, is five years old, but its operations remain highly secretive.Calico was the brainchild of Art Levinson, a biotech entrepreneur and former CEO of Silicon Valley pharmaceutical Genentech, which developed several successful cancer treatments. He counted Steve Jobs and the early Silicon Valley pack as friends, and happens to be Apple’s chairman.How Google plans to keep you alive longer: Tech giant finances Calico to ‘search’ for the Fountain of YouthBelinda Stronach’s latest makeover sees her drinking from the fountain of youth with new ‘ingestible beauty products’Is phytoplankton the healthy juice of the future? This entrepreneur hopes soIn the early Noughties, Levinson convinced Google co-founder Larry Page to open a company with a blank chequebook and little pressure to return profit. This company would have one mission: achieve immortality.On Sept. 18, 2013, Larry Page wrote to shareholders alerting them that Google had formed a new company focused on “health and well-being (and) the challenge of aging.” Apple’s chief Tim Cook congratulated Art at the time, describing him as “one of the crazy ones,” due to his fearless commitment to suspending old age when others scoffed.Anti-aging has long been regarded as marketing nonsense, a preserve for cosmetic companies keen to convince women to buy moisturizers. The cosmetic anti-aging market was worth US$250 billion in 2016 and expected to reach US$331.41billion by 2021, according to Orbitz Research. How much could a pill that could stop death in its tracks be worth?Scientists are coming around to the notion that age can be treated like a disease, rather than an inevitability, and some have suggested we may be able to find a way to switch it off. The World Health Organization even added “aging” to its terminology in February this year.Calico was one of the first to jump on a trend that has piqued the interest of venture capitalists looking for a new market. Silicon Valley’s elite, who have grown up being taught that everything can be hacked, see no reason the same can’t be true of our bodies.The symptoms of aging, such as white hair and memory loss, are caused by damage to our cells over time as they divide. This constant process starts in the womb but we are able to repair our cells up until about age 30. These changes are not consistent among the population. Some 70 year olds are weak and frail, while others stay fit. That’s what Levinson is interested in. Calico is looking for the magic pill to cure aging, thus eliminating the greater risk of conditions that loom larger with age.Some might scoff at a potion to help us live longer. But scientists have suggested wilder things that turned out to be true. Before Louis Pasteur’s germ theory became popular in the 1880s, we believed death by disease was bad luck. The discovery of penicillin in 1928 changed that. So why not imagine a time when we could stop the grip of aging, offering a better quality of life and relieving pressure on healthcare services?Since Calico opened its doors five years ago, we have heard little. Its website lists a few studies and research tie-ups. Last January, it demonstrated that naked mole rats are not more likely to die as they get older. The bucktoothed mammals are notable for their long lifespans and the research appeared to back up Calico’s goal. But no therapies have emerged.Calico is looking for the magic pill to cure aging, thus eliminating the greater risk of conditions that loom larger with age. read more

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MLBs Biggest Star Is 40 And He Just Retired That Could Be

“If Mike Trout walked into your neighborhood bar, would you recognize him?” The New Yorker’s Ben McGrath raised that question in a provocative essay last month.I’m reasonably certain that I would recognize the MLB outfielder if he walked into One Star. But McGrath’s point is well-taken. Despite being (as McGrath aptly calls him) a “once-in-a-generation talent,” Trout is relatively anonymous. Based on Google search traffic so far in 2014, Trout is only about as famous as Henrik Lundqvist, the New York Rangers goaltender. He’s one-fifth as famous as Peyton Manning — and one-twentieth as famous as LeBron James or Lionel Messi.Trout’s also much less famous than Derek Jeter, a shortstop who hit .256, with four home runs, this year.That Jeter fellow, as you may have heard, played his last baseball games Sunday. Jeter’s case for being a once-in-a-generation talent is weaker than Trout’s. Jeter never won an MVP (although he probably should have won one in 1999). He rarely led his league in any offensive category. He was one of the best baseball players for a very long time — but he was not clearly the best player at any given time. In that respect, he’s more similar to Pete Rose or Nolan Ryan or Warren Moon or Patrick Ewing or Nicklas Lidstrom — great players all — than generational talents like Peyton Manning or LeBron James or Willie Mays or Ted Williams.Jeter, however, was probably the most famous baseball player of his generation.Google Trends maintains data on Google search traffic since 2004, a period that captures the second half of Jeter’s career. Google searches aren’t a perfect proxy for popularity — as you’ll see, infamy can also get you a lot of Google traffic — but they’re a reasonably objective approximation of it.I looked up the search traffic for Jeter, along with that for every other baseball player to post at least 30 wins above replacement (WAR) from 2004 through 2014. (Jeter’s WAR, controversially, was only 31.4 during this period; about 50 players rated ahead of him.) I also included every MLB MVP winner since 2004 — along with Trout, who might finally win an MVP this year. The chart below lists everyone else’s search traffic relative to Jeter’s.Jeter leads in Google traffic. The only players within 50 percent of him are Alex Rodriguez, Barry Bonds and Ichiro Suzuki.Rodriguez and Bonds, of course, have made news in recent years, mostly for their use of performance-enhancing drugs. Suzuki is a better comparison, but most of his search traffic is because of his extraordinary popularity in Japan. In the United States, Jeter generated five or six times as much Google interest as Suzuki did.Otherwise, Jeter laps the field. Based on the Google numbers, he’s been about nine times as famous as his Yankee contemporary Mariano Rivera. He’s been about five times as famous as David Ortiz, another legendarily “clutch” performer. He’s been about 30 times as famous as Jimmy Rollins, a fellow East Coast shortstop and one who did win an MVP award.Jeter’s also considerably more famous than today’s best-in-a-generation players. Even in 2013 — when he was hurt and played in only 17 games — Jeter was about as popular as Trout, Clayton Kershaw and Andrew McCutchen combined, at least according to Google.Playing in New York almost certainly had something to do with this. Lots of Yankees and Mets rank high on the Google list. Robinson Cano, the former Yankee, has gotten twice as much search traffic as the Philadelphia Phillies’ Chase Utley though the two are highly similar statistically.But I hope that Trout, Kershaw, McCutchen or Bryce Harper does something extraordinary this postseason and begins to build a legend of his own. It’s not healthy for a sport when its most popular player is 40 years old. read more

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Wisla Plock signs Tioumentsev

Wisla Plock were quick to find replacement for Petar Nenadic who departed to Fuchse Berlin. The new players comes from the ASOBAL. Spanish of Kazakh origin, Alexander “Sasha” Tioumentsev – is the new signing, who comes from Naturhouse La Rioja, with which he won the second place last year in ASOBAL, and also had Champions League appearance. Tioumentsev is the seventh reinforcement for Wisla Plock this season, and the club will have a new look for the upcoming one, guided by Manolo Cadenas. ← Previous Story Bartolomiej Jaszka operated, out for five months Next Story → Youth Women’s WCh 2014 starts in Macedonia alexander tioumentsevbalonmanohandballPetar Nenadicpilka recznaWisla Plock

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Motorcyclist 45 dies following collision with car in Dublin

first_imgMotorcyclist (45) dies following collision with car in Dublin The incident happened on the Old Navan Road in Mulhuddart yesterday evening. Share1 Tweet Email A MOTORCYCLIST HAS died following a collision in Dublin yesterday evening. The incident happened on the Old Navan Road at the entrance to the Saddlers estate in Mulhuddart at around 7.30pm. The collision involved a 45-year-old motorcyclist and a car, being driven by a 50-year-old man. The motorcyclist was serious injured and taken to Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown where he later died. A post-mortem examination is due to take place. Garda Forensic Collision Investigators attended the scene and conducted an examination. The road has since reopened. Gardaí are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time of the collision and who may have witnessed it to contact them. They are particularly interested in speaking with a pedal cyclist who was at the scene and may have witnessed the collision. Gardaí can be contacted at Blanchardstown Garda Station on 01 666 7000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any garda station. Sep 5th 2019, 8:44 AM https://jrnl.ie/4796305 Thursday 5 Sep 2019, 8:44 AM 14,447 Views Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Image: Niall Carson via PA Images By Hayley Halpin Short URL Image: Niall Carson via PA Images 15 Comments last_img read more

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Royal Melbourne show kicks off

first_imgThe 2013 Royal Melbourne Show kicks off this Saturday at the Melbourne Showgrounds until Wednesday 2 October. It’s a great day of fun, discovery and excitement for the whole family. Presented annually by the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) to promote and celebrate agriculture, the Royal Melbourne Show is Victoria’s largest annual community, providing visitors with a range of unique and memorable experiences that are entertaining, interactive and educational.See Victoria’s largest display of animals up close with hundreds of beef cattle, sheep, goats and horses, along with thousands of dogs, presented in competitions to win a prestigious blue ribbon.Food lovers can sample award-winning local produce and learn cooking tips from some of Victoria’s top chefs in the Taste of Victoria Pavilion or visit the Royal Melbourne Fine Food Deli and take home a selection of gourmet treats.There’s an array of amazing live entertainment, exhilarating carnival rides, showbags and spectacular nightly fireworks to enjoy with family and friends.For more information visit www.royalshow.com.au Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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Dramatic surveillance video shows stolen car in rollover crash

first_img(WSVN) – It was a wild ride that was caught on camera, as surveillance video showed a stolen car crashing into a tree and flipping over several times.Officials with the Washentaw County Sheriff’s Office in Michigan released the dramatic footage, showing the vehicle plowing into a tree before rolling over multiple times, coming to a stop in a residential yard.The video shows four people in the car crawling from the wreckage to flee the scene.Police are still searching for the suspects.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img

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Who Do You Think Voters Will Choose For Best Metal Performance

first_img Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images BTSPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images “Honeycomb” – Deafheaven Meet The GRAMMY Man: How GRAMMYs Are Made H.E.R.Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage TLC Photo: Alison Buck/Getty Images 61st GRAMMYs: Here’s Your Apple Music Playlist Choices Cardi B, Post Malone Among 2019 GRAMMYs Performers Brandi Carlile, H.E.R. To Play The 61st GRAMMYs Backstage At The 2019 GRAMMYs | Photo Gallery Artists React To Their 2019 GRAMMY Nominations “On My Teeth” – Underoath TLC Photo: Alison Buck/Getty Images Between The Buried And Me, Deafheaven, High On Fire, Trivium and Underoath—which metal nominee hit the hardest this year?Nate HertweckGRAMMYs Dec 19, 2018 – 4:21 pm Metal is alive and well in 2018, and the range of heavy music represented in this year’s GRAMMY nomination in the Best Metal Performance category show there are many was to make extreme music.From North Carolina’s experimental stalwarts Between The Buried And Me to heatseekers Deafheavan, who dropped one of the most talked about heavy releases of the year, or consider the crushing chaos of metal mainstays High On Fire, the technical brilliance of Trivium and the triumphant return of hardcore heroes Underoath, back with their first new material in eight years. The competition of this year’s nominees reflect the intensity of the music itself. Who would you choose?Polls Who Will Voters Pick For Best Metal Performance? Prev Next Amy Winehouse Best New Artist winner for 2007 | Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Album Of The Year Nominees | 61st GRAMMY Awards 2019 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images BTSPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Which track do you think GRAMMY voters will choose for Best Metal Performance at the 61st GRAMMY Awards? Vote here and tune to CBS Feb. 10 to see if Recording Academy voters agreed with your pick.2019 GRAMMY Nominees Album Now Available For Pre-Order 2019 GRAMMY Awards Telecast | Photo Gallery Record Of The Year 61st GRAMMY Award Nominees 2019 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet Kacey MusgravesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Cardi BPhoto: Dan MacMedan/WireImage Cardi BPhoto: Dan MacMedan/WireImage Relive GRAMMY Week 2019 In Pictures Who’s Nominated For Song Of The Year? 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Who Will Voters Pick For Best Metal Performance? who-do-you-think-voters-will-choose-best-metal-performance 61st GRAMMY Awards: Full Nominees & Winners List Cardi BPhoto: Dan MacMedan/WireImage Relive GRAMMY Week 2019 In Pictures BTSPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images John BillingsPhoto: Jesse Grant/WireImage/Getty Images 2019 GRAMMY Awards Telecast | Photo Gallery “Condemned To The Gallows” – Between The Buried And Me Photo: studioEAST/Getty Images Best New Artist Nominees Revealed | 61st GRAMMYs Email Who Do You Think Voters Will Choose For Best Metal Performance? Photo: studioEAST/Getty Images Cardi B, Post Malone Among 2019 GRAMMYs Performers Who Will Voters Pick For Best Pop Album? 61st GRAMMYs: Here’s Your Apple Music Playlist Who’s Nominated For Song Of The Year? Brandi Carlile, H.E.R. To Play The 61st GRAMMYs Record Of The Year 61st GRAMMY Award Nominees Kacey MusgravesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? 2019 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony “Betrayer” – Trivium 2019 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet Poll: Who Do You Want To See On The Red Carpet? John BillingsPhoto: Jesse Grant/WireImage/Getty Images Who Will Voters Choose For Best Alternative Album? Relive GRAMMY Week 2019 In Pictures TLC Photo: Alison Buck/Getty Images Album Of The Year vs. Record Of The Year Explained Amy Winehouse Best New Artist winner for 2007 | Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Artists React To Their 2019 GRAMMY Nominations 2019 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? Read morelast_img read more

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The Door to The Future How Eddie Bernice Johnson Could Make History

first_imgLeigh Vogel for The Texas TribuneU.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Dallas, in her Washington, D.C. office on July 18, 2018.Silhouetted against the window of U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson’s Capitol Hill office is a model Vulcan 500 series rocket, seemingly ready to blast off into the summer D.C. sky.It’s a reminder to those who walk into the room that the 82-year-old Dallas Democrat — and ranking member of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Science, Space and Technology Committee — has her eye on the future.Johnson was first elected to the House in 1992. In the 26 years since then, Democrats have only controlled the U.S. House for six years. But if her party has as good a midterm election as some pundits are predicting, Johnson could soon become both the first African-American representative from Texas to chair a standing committee and the first woman from the state to do so. If it happens, she intends to use her gavel to steer that committee’s focus “back to basics” on science research and fighting climate change.“I certainly won’t be spending time questioning decisions that were arrived at thirty years ago in science research,” she said in a not-so-subtle dig at the committee’s current head and fellow Texan, U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith.Unlike Republicans — whose committee leaders turn over every six years because of term limits — Democrats put considerable stock in seniority when it comes to their committee heads. Colleagues say Johnson, a Democrat who has served on the science committee for 26 years and as its ranking member for eight, is virtually a shoo-in for the chairmanship if Democrats manage to flip the roughly two dozen seats they need to gain the House majority. The battle for control of the chamber remains up in the air, but political analysts view Democrats as having a slight edge heading into the fall.The Science, Space and Technology Committee holds jurisdiction over the non-military research and development projects of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Science Foundation, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy and the National Weather Service.Though the committee is not considered a Capitol Hill heavyweight like Homeland Security or Ways and Means, it’s particularly important to Texas, which is home to NASA’s Johnson Space Center, massive oil fields, several major research universities and more than 300 miles of coastline vulnerable to hurricanes. Texas also produces the most wind power of any U.S. state.“To me, the committee is really the door to the future. If you don’t do research, you might as well shut up and go out of business,” Johnson said in a recent interview.If she ends up as chairwoman of the committee, Johnson won’t just be the only Texan in the state’s 36-member U.S. House delegation chairing a committee. She’ll also replace a Texan with whom she has clashed in the past over how that committee should be run.Smith, who denies that humans are the primary drivers of climate change — despite the overwhelming scientific consensus that carbon emissions are the main cause — has used his gavel and subpoena powers to push for deregulating the EPA and obstructing climate research.“Much of climate science today appears to be based more on exaggerations, personal agendas and questionable predictions than on the scientific method,” the San Antonio Republican said during a committee hearing in 2017.Smith has proposed measures — which the Trump administration is now seeking to implement — that would impose requirements on scientific studies that scientists and university leaders have warned would bar lawmakers from considering many studies when crafting policy. And he launched a high-profile investigation into a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration climate study in an effort to discredit the scientific consensus on global warming.As Smith and Johnson have sparred over climate change and its connection to the burning of fossil fuels, Texas’ oil drilling boom has continued unabated. If the state were a country, it would be on track to become the world’s third-largest oil producer next year, according to a recent report.Johnson has no patience for people who, like Smith, deny the role humans play in climate change.“I can understand somebody being on a different wavelength. What I don’t understand is when you’re looking at it everyday and deny it,” she said.Smith did not respond to a request for comment.Despite occupying the position of dissenter in a GOP stronghold, Johnson said she is trying to do what she can on politically charged issues like the environment.“You can’t get the whole hog sometimes. You take the parts you get and keep working on it,” she said.That philosophy is one Johnson has followed her whole life — a progressive pragmatism born of her experience starting a career and breaking barriers in segregated North Texas.Johnson, who grew up in Waco, attended Saint Mary’s College in Indiana because Texas’ schools were segregated at the time. She moved to Dallas to begin a career in nursing in 1955 — a year she remembers for Emmett Till’s lynching. When she arrived in the city, the poll tax was still in place and black women couldn’t even try on clothes in department stores. This was the “very Southern, black and white town” Johnson adopted — and she quickly immersed herself in civic life. She joined the local YWCA chapter and took part in activism against segregation.A nurse by training, Johnson served as the Dallas Veterans Administration hospital’s first African-American chief psychiatric nurse for 16 years. She decided to run for the Texas House of Representatives in 1972 – seven years after the Voting Rights Act passed — and became the first black woman elected to any public office from Dallas.Johnson left state government for a brief period to work in President Jimmy Carter’s administration as the regional director for the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. She re-entered state government when she was elected to the Texas Senate in 1986.U.S. Rep. Gene Green’s ascent from the Texas Legislature to Congress closely tracked Johnson’s.“We kind of grew up together” in the Legislature, the Houston Democrat said in an interview last month, affectionately referring to his colleague as “Eddie B.” He said the two “went through the valley of death” working under then-Lt. Gov. Bob Bullock, who Green described as “one of the meanest elected officials” but one who deeply cared about the state’s well-being.“He taught us that the value is not just your district, but for Texas. If it’s not good for Texas, you shouldn’t be doing it. We try to live by that,” Green said.It’s a mentality Johnson carried to Washington when she was elected to Congress in 1992. “I first think of Texas rather than party, so much so that I’ve had to get accustomed to such a strong line between Democrats and Republicans here,” she said.Colleagues on both sides of the aisle agree: Johnson always has the Lone Star state at the front of her mind.“She’s good for Texas, that’s for sure,” U.S. Rep. Ted Poe, R-Humble, said.Former state Rep. Steve Wolens, a Democrat who represented a Dallas-based district, praised her ability to deliver on projects for the Dallas area while withstanding “partisan bickering” for more than two decades.“Even as a Democrat in a Republican-led Congress, she has stuck in there and she has kept swinging and fighting for North Texas,” he said.The district remains solidly blue, but Texas politics have shifted dramatically since Johnson first arrived in Washington in 1992. During Johnson’s first term, Democrats occupied 21 of Texas’ 30 U.S. House seats, the governor’s mansion and a majority in the state Legislature. With the rightward shift of state government in the ensuing decades, Republicans now dominate every level of state government and control more than two-thirds of the congressional delegation.Amid shifting political tides, though, Johnson has hung on. She’s a Dallas institution; the city recently named its prominent downtown train station after her. Though she has occasionally faced primary challengers, Johnson’s closest call was back in 1996, when she won with 55 percent of the vote. She typically boasts double-digit leads over her opponents.She hasn’t evaded controversy, though; a national scandal engulfed the congresswoman in 2010 when she gave thousands of dollars in Congressional Black Caucus Foundation scholarship money to relatives and an aide’s children, violating the foundation’s anti-nepotism rules. Her actions drew condemnation from caucus leaders, and she agreed to repay the money. Still, she coasted to victory that year with 76 percent of the vote.As the composition of the Texas delegation changed, Johnson grew accustomed to working with Republicans. “If you want to try to get to the answer or solution or something, you go to the people that can help you, not withstanding party,” she said.She eschews grandstanding, instead preferring behind-the-scenes work. She spends her evenings reading up on policy issues and keeps a short list of fellow Texans to call on for help with pet projects. And members of the Texas delegation know they can count on her to push infrastructure projects for their districts — and her own — through the other committee she sits on, the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.Colleagues describe Johnson’s style as no-nonsense, straight-shooting and down-to-business. They say she has no interest in opining on the House floor. Poe describes her as “the calming waters” in a delegation composed of “independent” and “kind of hyper” Texans.Green added: “She’s real thoughtful and she’s not a screamer. She’s somebody who’s methodical and explains what she would do to help you.”It’s an approach to legislating informed by a lifetime of being in the minority.“Because of who I am, being an African-American female in a society that makes me a double minority — not in number, but in treatment — you don’t go into a battle thinking that you gonna whip anybody,” Johnson said. “You go into battle thinking you’re going to convince somebody to do the right thing.”For Johnson, the right thing often involves championing women and minorities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Former science committee chairman Barton Gordon, a Tennessee Democrat who retired from Congress in 2011, described the committee in a recent interview as “an incubator for innovation” — and Johnson’s greatest legacy to date is working to ensure that traditionally underrepresented groups help drive that innovation, he said.“We know that we need the brain power, and there’s as much brain power among females as males. And when you’re going to have a big discovery, nobody checks to see what’s the difference between your brain and a male brain or an Asian brain or an African-American brain,” Johnson said. “We just have to have the knowledge.”Johnson’s voice grows more animated when she describes the “electric” enthusiasm of young researchers guiding a drone on Mars or when she marvels at how far technology has come since the black-and-white televisions on the market when she was a girl.The prospect of becoming a leading steward of American innovation does not faze the octogenarian.“We have to keep saying, what else is there?” she said.Leigh Vogel for The Texas TribuneU.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Dallas, in her Washington, D.C. office on July 18, 2018.If Democrats take the House in November, Johnson would likely become the only Texan to wield a gavel once the new Congress is sworn in — and with that gavel, she’d also become the first female chair of the House science committee and the first woman from Texas to chair any congressional committee. No matter which way the political headwinds blow, Johnson is slated to become the dean of the Texas delegation after a wave of retirements this year.In a departure from her would-be predecessor, she said she’ll advocate measures to curb climate change and promote research to create “more resilience” when hurricanes like Harvey hit, among other priorities.Johnson knows that posing any imminent existential threat to fossil fuels wouldn’t go over very well in a Republican-leaning, oil-producing state.“I am not one that’s going to be radical enough to think we’re just going to get rid of fossil fuels,” she said. But she believes humans have an obligation to mitigate their adverse effects. She recently proposed a bill with U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Fort Worth, that would fund research on removing and recycling carbon from the atmosphere.From the chair’s seat, she would have a much better shot at advancing bills she supports. Committee heads drive a committee’s agenda and hold significant sway over the legislative process by deciding which bills get hearings and presiding over the markup process.The Texas delegation on the whole will lose clout if Democrats take the House; seven Republicans from Texas currently chair committees. But one chairmanship is certainly better for the state than none.“Any state that has a chairman of a committee is better off — not only in that committee, but they’re part of the leadership meetings and can be an advocate,” Gordon, the former science committee chairman, said. A chairperson’s seat with Johnson’s name on it, he added, would provide “a great platform for the state.”Johnson said she’s not focused on campaigning for the position at the moment. “I don’t think it’s the time at this point to get excited about that aspect of it; the time at this point is trying to make sure you win in November,” she said.Johnson said she’s glad to see Democrats running in every district in the state and mounting serious campaigns against Republican incumbents. Regardless of whether the blue wave in Texas ultimately takes the form of a ripple or a tsunami, energy on the left is good for the state, she said.“What I have seen in Texas is that the longer we’ve had one party in rule, the more right-wing it becomes. And so if you’ve got more competitive seats, you’ll see a few more minds open up,” Johnson said.She added, “It’s time for the pendulum to swing back a bit.” Sharelast_img read more

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UofL Mens Basketball Team Successful in Classroom Too

first_img LOUISVILLE, Ky. – While the University of Louisville men’s basketball has been successful on the court this season, grade point averages from the recently completed 2018 UofL fall semester reflect that the Cardinals have excelled in the classroom as well.The Cardinals achieved a collective 3.352 grade-point average for the 2018 fall semester, with 11 of 14 student-athletes earning a 3.0 or better GPA.  Six Cardinals achieved above a 3.5 or better semester GPA.”It is clear that our team has invested a great deal of time and effort into their academic pursuits,” said UofL Coach Chris Mack.  “While they have commitments to basketball and other endeavors, it is great to see that they are achieving in the classroom and working toward the goal of earning their degrees.”The academic scores maintain a level of academic success that the Cardinals have accomplished for several years.  The men’s basketball team has attained a collective 3.0 GPA for 20 of the last 21 semesters.  The team produced a record 3.40 GPA for the 2013-14 academic year. Louisville has received an NCAA Public Recognition Award each of the last six years for ranking among the top 10 percent in men’s basketball in the Academic Progress Rate, which measures academic eligibility, retention and graduation for student-athletes. Louisville is one of just nine schools in the nation, including only three from Power 5 conferences, which has earned the APR recognition each of the last six years. Louisville is one of only two Division I schools in the nation to have perfect men’s basketball multi-year APR scores four of the past five years.Five Cardinals were named to the 2018 All-ACC Academic Team and UofL has produced an ACC-best 25 selections over its four years in the league.  Louisville placed a league-high six individuals on the 2017 ACC All-Academic Team, and a conference-best seven on the team in 2015 and 2016. Prior to entering the ACC, UofL’s men’s basketball team earned four straight league Team Academic Excellence Awards, recognizing the highest collective grade-point averages in each of the conference sports (2014 American Athletic Conference, 2011-13 Big East).  Louisville (8-3), ranked 18th in the NCAA Men’s Basketball NET ratings, plays its third of five straight at home in the KFC Yum! Center as the Cardinals face the Robert Morris Colonials on Friday at 7 p.m. ET. Print Friendly Version Story Linkslast_img read more

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How to reset your Windows 10 password

first_imgHow to reset your Windows 10 password by Martin Brinkmann on July 31, 2016 in Tutorials – Last Update: July 05, 2017 – 13 commentsYou are asked to enter an account password on most Windows 10 machines before you get access to the operating system.Windows 10 users may choose a variety of authentication options: from traditional passwords to a Pin, or biometric authentication options called Windows Hello that let you sign in with your fingerprint or face.Most Windows 10 users are probably signing in to accounts using passwords though.Tip: if you are the only user on a machine, set it up to sign in automatically on Windows 10.Windows 10 supports two different account types: local accounts and Microsoft accounts. Local accounts are identical to accounts on previous versions of Windows. Data is stored locally, and the account is only known on the local device.A Microsoft Account on the other hand is an online account, and as such, introduces new options to reset the account password should the need arise.Windows 10: local account vs Microsoft accountThe main distinguishing factor is that Microsoft accounts use email addresses as the username. Also, a local account works only on the machine you create it on, while you may use the same Microsoft Account on any device you own, and on the Internet to access Microsoft services such as OneDrive or Office365.Basic Windows 10 settings are also synced across devices that you sign in with the same account.Another difference is that local accounts can only be attacked on the local machine, while Microsoft Accounts may be attacked online as well.A Microsoft Account is required to interact with Windows Store. Last but not least, a Microsoft Account can never have a blank password, while a local account can.If you still have access to the Windows 10 device, you can find out which account type you use in the following way:Use Windows-I to open the Settings application.Navigate to Accounts.There you should see listed whether the account in question is a local or Microsoft account. The Microsoft Account is listed with its email address.If the settings application does not work for you, or if you want to check other accounts on the system as well, do the following:Make sure you are signed in as an administrator.Press Windows-Pause to open the System Control Panel applet.Select Control Panel Home.Select User Accounts. You see whether the current account is a local one or not right there.Select Manage another account.The next page lists all accounts, and whether they are local or Microsoft accounts.Resetting a Microsoft Account passwordMicrosoft puts Microsoft Accounts front and center on Windows 10 by making it the default option during setup. It is likely that the majority of users are signing in using Microsoft Accounts and not local accounts because of that.Good news is that it is easy to reset the Microsoft account password.Step 1: Open the Password Reset page on the InternetSince you are using a Microsoft Account, you may reset it on the Internet. That is handy if you are locked out of your PC but have a smartphone or other device with Internet access as you can use those for that.The “why can’t you sign in” page lists three options:I forgot my password.I know my password, but can’t sign in.I think someone else is using my Microsoft Account.Select “I forgot my password” and click on next to continue.Step 2: Enter Microsoft Account email addressEnter the email address or phone number associated with the Microsoft account on the page that opens.You are also asked to solve a captcha on the page. If you find it hard to solve, try the audio button and listen to it instead.Click next once you have entered your information on the screen.Step 3: Verify your identityYou need to verify your identity on the next page. Microsoft lists options on the page that depend on information you provided the company with earlier.You will see listed the primary email address associated with the account, but may also get options to use text, secondary email addresses or an application.If you select email or text, Microsoft generates and sends a code to the email or phone number which is used to verify ownership of the account.Step 4: Enter CodeThe code is a seven digit number that you need to enter on the next page. For that to work, you need access to your mobile phone or email account.Step 5: Two-factor authenticationIf you have enabled two-factor authentication — you should — you are asked to repeat the same step again, but with another verification option.You are asked to enter the second code on the next page to complete the process.Step 6: Reset your passwordIf verification was successful, you may select a new account password for your Microsoft account on the next page.The password needs to be at least eight characters and cannot be the same password that you used previously.Please note that users signed in to the account on a Windows 10 machine won’t be logged out once the password is changed.The password won’t be accepted anymore however when they try to sign in the next time on the device. Also, some features that rely on a Microsoft Account won’t work anymore immediately. This is for instance the case when you try to access Windows Store.Resetting a local Windows accountLocal accounts are a different beast as you cannot use a handy online form to reset the account password.You can check out our reset local Windows password guide for starters, or use one of the following tools or guides instead.ToolsHiren’s Boot CD: Resetting Windows PasswordOffline NT Password & Registry Editor:Use the program to reset any local account on a windows system.Guides4Sysops: Various methods to reset account passwordsHow to Geek: Reset your forgotten password the easy wayPetri: Forgot Administrator PasswordSummaryArticle NameHow to reset your Windows 10 passwordDescriptionWindows won’t accept your password? Forgot your Windows password? Find out how to reset the password to regain account access.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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Government moves forward with plans to dredge Canal de Zaragoza

first_imgEduviges Martínez said that once that is complete, dredging will begin which will increase both the width and depth of Canal de Zaragoza. He says that with the announcement of the dredging, other companies have expressed interest in opening commercial routes from Mexico to Central America. “There are many restrictions, such as the relocation of species which will be in the hands of La Secretaría de la Marina Armada de México. The state will give everything that is needed and in the Naval Station, there will be people, about 200 people who must have housing, electricity and a kitchen. “We are in that first stage and the state must provide the resources in kind that are needed,” explained Ricalde Magaña. The work, which is being done to reduce transportation time between Chetumal and Xcala, is expected to take between three and five years. Chetumal, Q.R. — La Secretaría de la Marina Armada de México calculates that the funds needed to begin expanding the Zaragoza Canal will be around 200 million peso. Commander of the XI Naval Zone, Eduviges Martínez said that in December, the environmental impact report will be delivered regarding the Marine Environment Program that was carried out by the Oceanographic Research Station of Yucatan. He says according to representative from La Secretaría de la Marina Armada de México, there has not been any animals or mammals such as manatees, in need of relocation prior to dredging, however, he did say that plant species such as black mangrove, buttonwood, red mangrove were found in the dredging area and will be relocated. Alicia Ricalde Magaña of the Administración Portuaria Integral anticipates that in 2019, around 200 million peso will be put into play to begin the dredging work. In July, the state government announced an agreement between the Port Administration and the Secretariat of the Navy that would see the expansion of the canal. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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US FDA issues warning to medical device maker over Costa Rican facilities

first_imgInfusion pump maker Hospira received anFDA warning after the federal agency found manufacturing violations at the company’s Costa Rica facility located in the province of Heredia, north of the capital.In September 2011, Hospira recalled certain Plum infusion pumps after receiving reports that the devices’ alarms were not functioning.The company corrected the problem and redesigned certain components of the pumps, but in March, Hospira received “multiple complaints” on the same issue, according to the FDA warning.After an inspection in April this year, the FDA cited Hospira for “failure to identify the actions needed to correct and prevent recurrence of nonconforming product and other quality problems” as well as “failure to implement and record changes in methods and procedures needed to correct and prevent identified quality problems.”Hospira noted that the warning did not result in any shipment or production restrictions at the facility, and the company is evaluating what actions to take to address the warning. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

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Virgin Atlantic launches new service

first_imgVirgin Atlantic launches new serviceVirgin Atlantic launches new service between London Heathrow and Tel AvivVirgin Atlantic is delighted to announce it will be launching flights between London Heathrow and Tel Aviv, Israel with the first flight taking place on 25th September 2019.Flying daily between London Heathrow and Tel Aviv Ben Gurion airport, the five hour flight will operate on an Airbus A330-300 aircraft boasting Virgin Atlantic’s Upper Class, Premium and Economy Light, Classic and Delight offering.Offering over 180,000 seats each year, the new service will offer seamless connections and a consistent long haul onboard experience for those customers connecting from Tel Aviv seamlessly via London Heathrow to destinations throughout North America across both the Virgin Atlantic and Delta networks including New York, Seattle, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Francisco.As well as flying customers, Virgin Atlantic will offer 20 tonnes of cargo capacity on each flight. This fast cargo service will offer new opportunities for companies looking to export and import goods such as fresh produce and high tech products between Israel and prime markets in the UK and US.Shai Weiss, Virgin Atlantic CEO commented: “2019 marks the start of a new phase of growth for Virgin Atlantic as we work to achieve our ambition to become the most loved travel company. Tel Aviv represents a fantastic opportunity for us – Israel’s economy is booming and as one of the world’s leading tech hubs we’re anticipating many business travellers and entrepreneurs flying between Tel Aviv and the UK. We also see a significant opportunity to increase competition in the US – Tel Aviv market, using the strength of our trans-Atlantic Joint Venture with Delta to offer customers from Tel Aviv a wide range of US destinations connecting through London Heathrow including New York and San Francisco.”“I’m also thrilled to introduce this new destination to our leisure customers and I know it’s somewhere they’ll love to visit. Renowned for its cultural sites and with UNESCO recognised architecture, Tel Aviv also boasts beautiful beaches, a buzzing artistic and nightlife scene, incredible food and is a great base to explore the tourist destinations of the region including the iconic historical city of Jerusalem, Nazareth, and the Dead Sea”.Tourism Minister Yariv Levin: “The entry of one of the world’s leading airlines into Israel is another expression of confidence in the Israel tourism product. The revolution that we have implemented in the Ministry of Tourism in recent years is bearing fruit with record-breaking numbers of incoming tourism to Israel. The new flights will be integrated with the marketing campaign in Europe, which highlights Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. I am convinced that, with the entry of Virgin Atlantic into Israel, we will see continued growth in incoming tourism from the UK.”Sharon E. Bershadsky, Director, IGTO for the UK and Ireland: “We’re thrilled with the launch of the new flights and Virgin Atlantic’s confidence in the Israeli product. The ‘Two Sunny Cities, One Break’ campaign has been very successful in showcasing Tel Aviv and Jerusalem and we’re proud of our continued commitment to working with the travel trade industry. The IGTO has been working with Virgin Atlantic to showcase the business and tourism potential of launching this new route and we looking forward to working together in order to promote Israel as a leading tourist destination.”2019 signifies a year of growth for Virgin Atlantic as the airline focuses on delivering irresistible, effortless and great value experiences that customers love. In 2019, Virgin Atlantic will welcome the first four of 12 Airbus A350-1000 to its fleet which not only boasts a totally redesigned on board experience for customers but will help transform the fleet into one of the quietest and most fuel efficient in the sky.The airline also looks forward to becoming the founding member of a new, $13 billion transatlantic joint venture with over 300 daily transatlantic flights and 96 non-stop destinations, alongside Delta, Air France and KLM as well as launching new services from London Heathrow to Las Vegas and Manchester to Los Angeles.Virgin Atlantic and the Israel Government Tourist Office worked closely together in the planning phase of this new service, with the IGTO UK office showcasing Israel’s business and tourism potential. Virgin Atlantic looks forward to continued collaboration to promote Israel as a leading tourist destination.Flights to Tel Aviv are on sale from 25th February. For further information contact www.virginatlantic.com or call 0844 2092 770.Source = Virgin Atlanticlast_img read more

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first_imgIn the first North American alliance between a fractional jet provider and an international airline, Flexjet fractional owners who use Korean Air for overseas travel will now have access to premium services. As part of the newly created Flexjet Connect* program, operated by U.S. air carrier Jet Solutions, Korean Air passengers can secure private point-to-point travel throughout the U.S. on a fleet of high-performance business jets.“This first-of-its-kind collaboration with Korean Air adds value to our program offerings, while further expanding our global reach,” said Fred Reid, President, Flexjet. “For our discerning fractional customers, this strategic partnership between two industry leaders obsessed with excellence ensures they will experience the same level of comfort and high-quality travel they have come to expect from Flexjet.”“Korean Air flies between more cities in North America and more cities in Asia than any other airline in the world,” said Walter Cho, Senior Vice President, Passenger Business Division, Korean Air. “Now our customers can fly privately from a local airport to catch their Korean Air flight, or get closer to their meetings by flying to regional airports, knowing that our partners at Flexjet and Jet Solutions will provide a seamless and convenient travel experience with impeccable service.”For the past two years, Robb Report has named Flexjet the “Best of Best” for customer service, and Flexjet is consistently recognized as an innovator in the business aviation industry. In addition, Korean Air has won countless awards, including the “Best Airline in Asia” for the third straight year by readers of Business Traveler magazine. For the second year in a row, Korean Air was also awarded the “Global Catering Distinction Award” by PAX International magazine, one of the global travel catering industry’s leading publications.As part of the marketing alliance, Flexjet fractional owners will receive incentives to purchase first class tickets on Korean Air when traveling between the Americas and East Asia and a series of benefits, including elite status for a full year. This generous benefit provides a variety of privileges and exclusive travel services, including access to Prestige Class Lounges, dedicated check-in at Korean Air International Flight First Class and an all-around luxury concierge service throughout select airports. Korean Air has 10 gateways in the United States and two in Canada.Korean Air passengers obtain guaranteed access to more than 5,000 U.S. airports with as little as 24-hours’ notice on a fleet of high-performance Bombardier business jets, operated by Jet Solutions.For more information, visit www.flexjet.com or www.koreanair.com.last_img read more

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