Editor’s Note: All election results reported here are from the Associated Press. Results are recent as of 3 a.m. Wednesday.AlabamaRepublican Tommy Tuberville won the Senate seat in Alabama, ousting Democratic incumbent Senator Doug Jones. Of the seven House seats, six went to the Republicans and one to the Democrats.AlaskaAs of 3 a.m. Wednesday, Alaska had not called a winner in its Senate or House races. With 37% reporting, Republican incumbent Sen. Dan Sullivan led with 61.7% of the vote against Democrat Al Gross. The one House race had not been called at that time.ArizonaSeven out of nine House seats had been called as of 3 a.m. The Democrats took four and Republicans took three, with two districts still pending.Democrat Mark Kelly defeated incumbent Republican Sen. Martha McSally in a special election, flipping the seat to the Democrats. McSally was appointed to the late Sen. John McCain’s seat in 2018 after losing to Democrat Sen. Kyrsten Sinema.ArkansasRepublican Sen. Tom Cotton won his reelection in Arkansas. The four House seats all went to Republican candidates.CaliforniaAs of 3 a.m., 39 of the 53 California House races had been called, with all 39 declared seats going to Democrats.ColoradoDemocrat and former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper won the Senate seat, defeating incumbent Sen. Cory Gardner. Hickenlooper was the first Democrat to flip a Senate seat Tuesday. Six out of the seven House seats had been called as of 3 a.m., with the Democrats taking four, the Republicans taking two and one still pending.ConnecticutTwo of the five House seats for Connecticut had been called for the Democrats as of 3 a.m. with three races still pending.DelawareDemocratic incumbent Christopher Coons kept his Senate seat. Additionally, Democrat Sarah McBride won her state Senate race, making her the first transgender person to be elected to state Senate. Democrat John Carney was reelected as governor, defeating Republican opponent Julianne Murray. The Democrats claimed the one Delaware House seat.FloridaRepublican Carlos Gimenz won Florida’s 26th Congressional District, defeating incumbent Democrat Debbie Mucarsel-Powell. Out of the state’s 27 House seats, 11 went to Democrats and 16 to Republicans. Republicans flipped two seats from 2018.GeorgiaRaphael Warnock and Kelly Loeffler advanced to a runoff for the Senate special election in Georgia. As of 3 a.m., 13 out of 14 House races had been called — the Republicans took eight, Democrats took five and one still not called.HawaiiAs of 3 a.m., Hawaii had not reported results for its two House races.IdahoRepublican Sen. Jim Risch won reelection in Idaho. The two Idaho House seats both went to Republicans.IllinoisRichard J. Durbin, Democratic incumbent, kept his Senate seat. As of 3 a.m., 14 of 18 of the House races had been called. The Democrats took nine seats, Republicans took five and four races were still undeclared.IndianaIncumbent Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb was reelected. Eight out of Indiana’s nine House seats had been called as of 3 a.m., with six going to the Republicans and two seats to the Democrats.IowaRepublican Joni Ernst kept her Iowa Senate seat over Democrat Theresa Greenfield. Only one of Iowa’s four House races had been called as of 3 a.m. for the Republicans.KansasRepublican Roger Marshall wins the Senate seat in Kansas. The four House seats up for election all went to Republicans.KentuckySenate Majority leader, Republican Mitch McConnell, wins reelection. Republicans took all six of the state’s House seats.LouisianaRepublican incumbent Sen. Bill Cassidy won his reelection in Louisiana. Out of the six House seats, four went to Republicans, one to the Democrats and one will go to a runoff election.MaineOne of Maine’s two House seats went to the Democrats, while the other had not been called as of 3 a.m. The Senate race between incumbent Republican Sen. Susan Collins and Democrat Sara Gideon had not been called as of 3 a.m., though Collins led Gideon by eight points.MarylandOf the eight House seats, the Democrats took seven and Republicans took one.MassachusettsDemocratic incumbent Sen. Democrat Edward J. Markey won his reelection in Massachusetts. Democrats took all nine of the state’s House seats.MichiganMichigan had not yet called any of its 14 House races as of 3 a.m. The Senate race between incumbent Democrat Sen. Gary Peters and Republican challenger John James had also not been called as of 3 a.m. James led Peters with 53.3% of the vote.MinnesotaDemocrat Tina Smith won reelection to the Senate, defeating Republican Jason Lewis. Six out of Minnesota’s eight House races had been called as of 3 a.m. — an even split of three Democratic wins and three Republican wins, with the Republicans flipping one seat.MississippiRepublican incumbent Cindy Hyde Smith won her Senate reelection campaign, beating Democrat Mike Espy by a large margin. Republicans took three out of the four House races in the state.MissouriRepublican Mike Parson defeated Democratic state auditor, Nicole Galloway for the run for governor. Republicans won three House races, while Democrats won two House seats.MontanaRepublican Greg Gianforte was elected governor over Democrat Mike Cooney. Republican Sen. Steve Daines won reelection to the Senate. He defeated Democrat Steve Bullock. Republicans took the one House seat.NebraskaRepublican Sen. Ben Sasse won reelection in Nebraska, against Democrat challenger Chris Janicek. All three House seats went to the Republicans.NevadaAs of 3 a.m., two out of Nevada’s four House races had been called. The Republicans and Democrats each took one seat, with two races still not called.New HampshireDemocrat Jeanne Shaheen won her race over Republican Corky Messner, maintaining her seat in the Senate. Republican incumbent Gov. Chris Sununu won reelection, defeating Democratic opponent Dan Feltes. The Democrats took both of New Hampshire’s House seats.New JerseyDemocrat Sen. Cory Booker was reelected, beating his challenger Republican Rikin Mehta by a large margin. Out of the 12 House races, 10 were won by Democrats, one was won by Republicans and one had not yet been called as of 3 a.m.New MexicoDemocrat Ben Ray Lujan wins the Senate seat in New Mexico. Out of the state’s three House seats, the Democrats took two and the Republicans flipped one.New YorkOnly 15 of New York’s 27 House races had been called as of 3 a.m., with the Democrats taking 13 and the Republicans taking two.North CarolinaDemocratic Gov. Roy Cooper won reelection in North Carolina, defeating Republican challenger Dan Forest. The Democrats flipped two House seats and took five, while the Republicans won the remaining eight. As of 3 a.m., the closely-watched Senate race between Republican Rep. Thom Tillis and Democrat Cal Cunningham had still not been called. Tillis led by 1.8%, with 93% reporting.North DakotaRepublican Gov. Doug Burgum won reelection in North Dakota. The state’s one House seat stayed Republican.OhioRepublicans took 12 of Ohio’s 16 House seats, with the Democrats taking the remaining four.OklahomaRepublican Jim Inhofe kept his Senate seat in Oklahoma. Republicans took all five of the state’s House seats, flipping one.OregonDemocrat Sen. Jeff Merkley wins reelection in Oregon. Out of Oregon’s five electoral districts, four went to Democrats and one to a Republican.PennsylvaniaOnly 11 of Pennsylvania’s 18 House races had been called as of 3 a.m. Republicans won six seats and the Democrats took five, with seven races still not called.Rhode IslandDemocratic incumbent Jack Reed kept his Senate seat in Rhode Island. The state’s two House seats went to the Democrats.South CarolinaRepublican incumbent and Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Lindsey Graham retained his Senate seat. The Republicans took six out of the state’s seven House seats, flipping one.South DakotaRepublican Mike Rounds retained his Senate seat in South Dakota. The one House seat went to the Republicans.TennesseeRepublican Bill Hagerty won his race, succeeding Republican Lamar Alexander in the Senate. Of the nine House seats, two went to the Democrats and seven to the Republicans.TexasRepublican Sen. John Coryn won reelection to the Senate in Texas. He defeated Democrat challenger M.J. Hegar in a close race. Only one House race had yet to be called as of 3 a.m. Of the 36 seats, Republicans took 22 and the Democrats took 13, with one race still not called.UtahUtah Lieutenant Governor, Republican Spencer Cox, won the Governor’s race in Utah by a large margin. Republicans also won three out of the four Utah Houseseats, with one race still not called as of 3 a.m.VermontRepublican Gov. Phil Scott won his reelection, and Democrats won the one House seat.VirginiaVirginia’s incumbent senator, Democrat Mark Warner, kept his seat in the Senate. Out of Virginia’s 11 House seats, Republicans and Democrats each took four seats, with three races still yet to be called as of 3 a.m.WashingtonDemocratic Gov. Jay Inslee won reelection in Washington State. Out of Washington State’s 10 seats, Democrats took five, Republicans took one and four races were still not called as of 3 a.m.West VirginiaRepublican Gov. Jim Justice won reelection in West Virginia. Republican incumbent Sen. Shelley Moore Capito retained her seat in the Senate early in the night. All three House seats went to Republicans.WisconsinAs of 3 a.m., seven of the eight House races had been called in Wisconsin. The Republicans took five, the Democrats took two and one race had not been called.WyomingRepublican Cynthia Lummis wins the Senate seat in Wyoming, becoming the state’s first female U.S. Senator. Lummis will replace retiring Sen. Mike Enzi. Wyoming’s one House seat stayed Republican.Tags: Election 2020, governors, House of Representatives, Senate, state-by-state
Jersey Shore’s Vinny Guadagnino has boarded the cast of That Bachelorette Show as Giovanni Giovanni, ex-boyfriend and hopeful suitor of the titular bachelorette. The off-Broadway production, starring Fox News’ Red Eye co-host Joanne Nosuchinsky, is playing at 42 West.At That Bachelorette Show you’ll mix, mingle and dance to your favorite radio hits, spun by star Guest DJ’s, as some of the most eligible and spoof-tastic bachelors around vie for our Bachelorette’s…flower. Over the course of the show, they’ll slowly be eliminated until only one winner remains. The rest are up for grabs!Nosuchinsky plays Adriana, The Bachelorette. The cast also includes Andy Peeke as Malcolm Love, Russell Daniels as Brian Burtleman, Pedro de Leon as Dr. Lencho, James Royce Edwards as Nicky Fangs, Douglas Goodhart as Prince Al Zaheed, B.J. Gruber as Zeke Double Moon Turtle, Bret Lada as Tripp Swift, Bennett Leak as Tristan di Stefano, Kelsey J. Nash as Lt. Col. Tyler Peck, Gavyn Pickens as Mack Jenkins, Lukas Poost as Judder Jones and Rachel Hirschfeld as Ricki Ronzoni. That Bachelorette Show View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 23, 2016 Related Shows
Everyone Wants a Piece of LeslieHistory has its eyes on you, Leslie Odom Jr., but the cast of She Loves Me has its hands on you, too. When the newly awarded Tony winner walked down the aisle to give his acceptance speech, Zachary Levi and Jane Krakowski patted his arm and poked him, respectively. What the camera didn’t catch was Laura Benanti tackling him straight on (we assume). Your move, Liza. Broadway Really Does Look Like AmericaCynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Daveed Diggs and Renée Elise Goldsberry—a quartet of supremely talented black artists—won the four musical performance awards, marking the first time in Tony history that a person of color received an award in each of those categories. There’s no such thing as “enough” diversity and representation, but this season’s shows told us stories on stage and off of people of different races, sexual identities and abilities. Here’s hoping Broadway will continue to shine a light on all walks of life…and show the Oscars how it’s done. You Can Be with Child & Kick FaceAudra McDonald is soon taking a temporary leave from Shuffle Along to welcome the arrival of a new family member, but that doesn’t mean she’s not serving 1921 realness every minute until then. During the musical’s performance, the six-time Tony winner sang beautifully (as she is wont to do) and ended the number with a jaw-dropping high kick. Audra, we get it. You have talent for two. Sonnets Are the New FreestylingLin-Manuel Miranda is known for freestyling acceptance speeches, but when he won Best Score, the Hamilton maestro said he was “too old” to freestyle, and instead wrote a sonnet acceptance speech in response to the Orlando tragedy. “Love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love,” he said through tears. We always appreciate Miranda’s thoughtfulness, but we didn’t know there was an age limit on freestyling. We were looking forward to Angela Lansbury doing it next year. Broadway Will Keep On ShiningThis year’s Tony Awards were more than a celebration of theater; they were a celebration of resilience, love and coming together in the darkest of times. Corden opened the ceremony by addressing viewers and assuring those affected by the tragedy in Orlando that they are not alone. Throughout the evening, presenters and winners honored the victims and the grieving, and lyrics like “I’m thankful for loving who I really am” never rang more true. Hate will never win, and Broadway will never stop shining. Barbra Streisand Is a Broadway PsychicWait. Hold on, Corden (and watch out, Brad Oscar). It looks like Barbra Streisand is vying for that Nostradamus spot. The stage and screen queen took the stage at the end of the night to present the Tony Award for Best Musical, and she didn’t even look at the envelope before (shockingly) announcing Hamilton the winner. Quick, Babs: When’s Funny Girl coming back, and who’s playing Fanny? Corden Would Crush It At Marie’s CrisisWe’ve seen Darren Criss, Lea Salonga and even Cynthia Erivo serenade crowds at the popular piano bar Marie’s Crisis, but after last night, we’re sure Corden is more than ready to take the lead in that basement. The emcee’s opening number referenced over 20 show tunes from “Alexander Hamilton” to “Rose’s Turn.” Looks like someone is poised to play Nostradamus in Something Rotten! It was anything but quiet uptown as the 2016 Tony Awards rocked the Beacon Theatre. Now that we’ve slept on it (after crashing a few after parties, of course), here are our main takeaways from Broadway’s biggest night. Put that Color Purple performance on pause for just a minute. It’s time for the Lessons of the Tony Awards! Christopher Fitzgerald Is Not Michael ArdenMichael Arden received his first Tony nomination for directing Spring Awakening, but unfortunately, you can’t see how he felt about it. The CBS broadcast cut to Christopher Fitzgerald in the audience instead of Arden as the nominees were announced. Come on, CBS. This is what he looks dressed to the nines. Here he is belting. Here he is on a moon. You’re welcome. James Corden at the 2016 Tony Awards(Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images) Composers Want Their Spotlight, TooThe Tonys are a chance for Broadway’s best to show off their work, but more and more songwriters are getting in on the action. This year, Gloria Estefan, Steve Martin, Edie Brickell and Sara Bareilles were a part of their respective shows’ performances. Andrew Lloyd Webber played the tambourine. We’re glad you all had fun, but remember this means you’re now contractually obligated to appear in your own shows. Danny Burstein Is Law, Order & Then SomeAs any Broadway actor will tell you, the common thread is Law and Order. Appearing on the show and its spinoffs is a rite of passage. Just ask Danny Burstein. As Corden reminded us during the show, the Fiddler star has played seven (SEVEN!) characters on both Law & Order and SVU. Anyone have Dick Wolf’s number? We have an idea for an episode. It involves shimmying. View Comments
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida and WILLISTON, Vermont, January 31, 2005 & Greg Hahr, President/ CEO of LibertyQuest Mortgage and Lou Dunham, President/ CEO of Ameribank, are pleased to announce the execution of a letter of intent to create a joint venture, named Ameribank Mortgage. The new company will become a subsidiary of Ameribank upon regulatory approval.According to Mr. Hahr, Ameribank Mortgage is committed to setting the highest standards of excellence throughout the mortgage financing experience. Our team of professionals will guide customers through the wide variety of mortgage programs to find the right home loan that meets their needs at the lowest rates and fees possible.We are eager to offer our customers a wide array of mortgage products including residential loans and construction loans, said Mr. Dunham. With this partnership we will be able to offer the most competitive fixed and variable rate products available today, beginning in the states of Florida, West Virginia and Ohio.Mr. Dunham went on to say, Ameribank Mortgage will eventually provide mortgage products to consumers throughout the country, not just in our present locations. Consumers looking for a hassle free mortgage borrowing experience anywhere in America will find what they need with us. This important philosophy of excelling in customer relationships is depicted by our motto Its all about relationships.Mr. Hahr and his team bring over 100 years of mortgage banking experience to Ameribank Mortgage. He expects the first office, to be located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, to open during the first quarter of 2005, followed quickly by an office located in St. Clairsville, Ohio.Ameribank was established in 1906 with offices presently in Palm Beach County, Florida, Belmont and Jefferson County, Ohio, and McDowell County, West Virginia. For additional information about their products and services, please visit their website at www.ameribank.com(link is external).LibertyQuest Mortgage is based in Williston, Vermont and will continue to offer mortgage loan products under its name in Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Washington and Wyoming. For additional information about their products and services, please visit their website at www.libertyquestmortgage.com(link is external).
South Africa’s 140MW Kangnas wind farm begins commercial operation FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享ESI Africa:Two years after construction kicked-off, Kangnas Wind Farm achieved commercial operations on 15 November 2020, making it the first bid window four wind farm, in the Northern Cape, to come on stream as part of government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP).According to a media release, this wind farm will generate enough clean power to satisfy the needs of 154,625 average South African households, as it is expected to generate over 513GWh of renewable energy each year, during its 20-year operations period.Constructed by a South African team, mostly from the local Nama Khoi Municipal area, this mega 140MW wind project comprises sixty-one turbines, and is one of 12 wind farms in this part of the REIPPP procurement bid round.“These projects will collectively add 1.3GW of new wind power capacity, onto the country’s national grid, at a time when South Africa needs more available energy to support the rebuilding of the country in a post-COVID era,” said Manie Kotzé, the construction project manager of Kangnas Wind Farm.Following industry trends, as set up by the Department of Energy’s local content requirements, the wind farm achieved very high local content levels, exceeding 45%. This includes both locally manufactured turbine towers as well as the project’s mega transformer, helping to drive the demand for local manufacturers to offer items previously only available through import.Construction commenced during June 2018. As with all the wind farms that were under construction at the time the country’s national COVID-19 lockdown kicked in, construction at this Northern Cape wind farm was halted and gradually picked up pace after 19 May 2020.More: South Africa: Kangnas wind farm kicks off operations
Before boarding, the guests were briefed by Captain Tom Gordy, who discussed naval maneuvers, the aircraft carrier, its air component, as well as a description of what the visit would entail. We boarded the Spartan C-2 for more than two hours to meet up with the U.S. aircraft carrier located on the South Atlantic, about 70 km from the southern coast of Brazil. It was after 1500hrs that we donned the equipment again (life jacket and helmet) and returned to the Providers Squadron C-2 that would bring us back to Rio de Janeiro. Our expectations for the catapult were great, especially after watching the launching of fighters a few hours before. The plane takes position, and in an instant we are thrown forward with a force that is hard to describe. Only the tight belt around us prevents us from being violently thrown out of our seats. This feeling almost blends with the brief descent and subsequent ascent the plane makes, driven by its powerful powertrain and its eight-blade propellers. The sudden and brief emptyness in the stomach was a feeling I had not experienced before, even in the the amusement park roller coasters that I had been on. It is really something you can not forget! Now we can really describe how a steam catapult is able to go from zero, even in a large, heavy aircraft like the C-2, into the emptiness to over 200 km/h! Once on board the ship, we went to a reception room for visitors where we were introduced to the Public Relations officer who would guide us throughout the visit, Captain Lara Bollinger, and a couple of Brazilian-born sailors that would serve as our interpreters. Although my interest in military affairs did not lead me to work in the military, it eventually connected me to one of the oldest and most prestigious publications on defense in Brazil, and on November 18, as a guest of the Media Center of the Brazilian Navy representing Segurança & Defesa Magazine, I climbed aboard the USS George Washington nuclear aircraft carrier that led the U.S. Navy fleet which has been operating together with the Brazilian Navy for the 56th edition of Operation UNITAS. We followed the launch of F/A-18E and F aircraft, including F/A-18C from a lateral position, very close to one of the ship’s forward catapults. The noise level on deck is very high, and even with earplugs and excellent noise dampers, verbal communication is virtually impossible. We could see the exceptional coordination of the personnel working on the flight deck whose functions differ according to the color of their vests. Before returning, we still had the opportunity to meet with Rear Admiral Lisa Franchetti, who was accompanied by the Commander of the Air Wing’s aircraft carrier # 2 (Carrier Air Wing TWO), Captain Max G. McCoy. Admiral Franchetti was gracious in her words, and highlighted the integration feature of UNITAS and the sum of positive experiences that it leaves in the forces under his command. Commander McCoy spoke of the exercises carried out with the Brazilian Air Force squadrons, including air-to-surface combat simulations against naval targets and air combat. Although I had already been aboard other aircraft carriers such as the USS Constellation, the USS Enterprise, USS Abraham Lincoln, the USS Ronald Reagan, and the USS Carl Vinson, nothing resembled the experience that other journalists, visitors, and I had aboard the USS George Washington. Those movies I watched before and the images of military operations that aired during the newscasts had come to life almost in front of us and, there we were, as extras in the movie. *Vinicius Domingues Cavalcante has been an Editorial Board member of Segurança & Defesa magazine since 2009. Boarding for Media Day took place at the Galeão Air Base in Rio de Janeiro, a place that is known and always pleasant to the boys who, like me, studied in the Brazilian Air Force’s Brigadeiro Newton Braga School in the neighborhood of Ilha do Governador. Parked on the tarmac at Galeão, besides the two U.S. Navy C-2 Greyhounds, were two Ospreys V-22, a brand new P-8 Poseidon, a Brazilian Airforce P-3AM Orion, and a Peruvian Navy F-27 Maritime Patrol. In this context, where Soviet influence was a clear threat, the U.S. Navy aircraft carriers were admired and seen as deterrence, able to make the communists think twice about embarking on any adventure. This boy, an enthusiastic reader of the yearly Jane’s publications and of magazines such as Proceedings and All Hands, repeatedly watched several movies about aircraft carriers such as The Wings of Eagles (John Wayne) The Bridges at Toko-Ri (William Holden) The Final Countdown (which was shown in Brazilian theaters under the title Nimitz – Back to Hell) and finally Top Gun, could not imagine that someday he would have the opportunity to experience some of the actions aboard one of those great and fantastic ships. Landing on an aircraft carrier is cause for great expectations. In fact, the overwhelming majority of those aboard the aircraft, Brazilians and Americans alike, were landing on an aircraft carrier for the first time in their lives. And after flying for so long in that double-tailed aircraft without windows and with unusual back facing seats, everyone was curious about the experience of landing, being hooked, and stopping on a flight deck. Landing was “soft,” and while the locking hook at the stop cable is something you can feel, the jolt was fully offset by the four-point belt that held us into the seats. The vision of rear ramp opening and taxiing on to the ship’s flight deck was a spectacular scene. Today, at fifty years old, I can be considered a gentleman, but I was a boy during the days of the Cold War. The son of an NCO in the Marine Corps, viscerally anti-Communist, who accompanied the rivalry between East and West, and always had the apprehension that someday we would see each other across a conflict where an offensive conventional power action from the great Soviet Union could drag us to a nuclear war. At sea, the former Soviet Union had a vast number of surface ships with cruise missiles, speedboats with guided anti-ship and submarine missiles, both conventional and nuclear, with which it could threaten all sea lanes of the world, including those in South America. It took us about two hours to return to Galeão. During the trip, the facts of the day passed through my mind like in a movie. At the end of our trip, we were called one by one to receive an “Honorary Tailhooker” certificate from the hands of Commander Tom Gordy. It will certainly immortalize the adventure that the United States Navy so kindly provided us all that day. We feel like the “good guys” of those films I watched when I was a boy, and today, certainly, we all improved our understanding of that maxim that when there is a problem, wherever in the world it may be, the President of the United States can always call on those sensational ships. It measures 74 m from keel to top (only its control “island” measures about 46 m from the bottom to the top of the mast). It can accommodate about 5,000 people and can hold up to 80 aircraft. Its engines can operate for 20 years without refueling. Usually, the defense of an aircraft carrier is left to its ships, escort submarines and their aircraft; yet the USS George Washington also has two anti-aircraft missile octuplet Sea-Sparrow launchers, two anti-aircraft missiles / missile RAM launchers, three Vulcan Phalanx guns, and several machine guns to guard the ship against asymmetric threats in port areas. As their brethren of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, the USS George Washington is a floating city with over 3,360 rooms and 97,000 tons displacement. It is 332 m long and 76 m wide; its nuclear reactors can propel it at speeds over 30 knots and allow it to cover about 800 km in a single day. Parked on the flight deck, we were able to see up close and for the first time in Brazil, the E/A-18G Growler, Electronic Warfare version and defense suppression Super Hornet, with their characteristic cocoon wing tip. The interval between launches was surprisingly small, it was clear that the use of the four catapults would not be necessary for the ship to put a dozen gunships in the air in less than 15 minutes. We visited the Aircraft Operations Center (where the positioning of parked aircraft traffic on the flight deck and in the hangar below is controlled) and the command bridge or walkway. By Dialogo December 01, 2015 We also saw the aircraft being received, seeing the landing approach of the two models of fighter F/A-18, their landing on deck, and the way it was held by the stop hook on the tail. Inside the hangar, located just below deck, we saw aircraft stocked for repairs and a lot of equipment such as fuel tanks, target designation and electronic countermeasures pods, flight refueling for fighters, shelters with jet engines, etc. Then, Captain Timothy C. Kuehhas, the commander of the USS George Washington, came to talk with us. He praised the professionalism of the crews of different ships involved and emphasized that UNITAS is important in developing the coordination capacity between the different forces to overcome any difficulties and operate together. The Commander explained that when returning to the United States, the USS George Washington will go into a refueling and repairs period that should last two years, during which the ship will receive a new load of nuclear fuel and undergo various repairs and improvements to its equipment. At this time, the crew and air wing will be reassigned to other flight decks of the U.S. Navy.
1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr For American consumers, it’s hard to avoid the headlines about the intensifying “mobile wallet war” between the tech titans, especially since Apple leaped into the fray with Apple Pay last month.But adoption has been slow, especially for a market with some lofty goals: Mobile payments are predicted to reach $27.5 billion by 2016, up from $3.5 billion this year, according to an eMarketer report. That’s an expected growth rate of more than 700 percent in two years.Standing in the way of that goal is a question that has dogged mobile payments since it became the next big thing: Is it the solution consumers have long been waiting for, or a solution in search of a problem?Clinging to their walletsAnother way of putting it: The American consumer likely cares less about who wins the mobile wallet war than whether any of the mobile solutions give them a good reason to make the switch. What will it take to sway the masses to dump their wallets and depend on their smartphones to buy life’s basics? by: Ellen Lee continue reading »
The development of tourism, in addition to numerous benefits, necessarily brings with it certain consequences such as a significantly increased volume of waste left by tourists to hosts, increased consumption of water, detergents, spatial usurpation and a number of other undesirable consequences. Tourism in Croatia generates almost 20 percent of GDP and in this respect represents a significant economic branch. With higher sales of domestic food in tourism, furniture and other inputs, tourism would generate the development of certain industries that certainly have room for growth. When we talk about tourism in protected areas, we must expect strong growth with great caution. With its 8 national parks and 11 nature parks, Croatia is an “oasis” of Europe. Plitvice Lakes National Park is, along with Dubrovnik, the strongest Croatian brand. However, there are other national parks such as NP Krka, NP Brijuni and NP Mljet, which indicate the number of visitors from year to year that Croatia, except for the beautiful sea and beaches, is widely recognized for its protected areas. Continental parks each year show a growing interest in visiting, both locals and world visitors. After the introduction, a presentation on the topic of protection of natural areas through responsible tourism development is planned, which will be held by Izidora Marković Vukadin from the Institute of Tourism. Such points are the basis for the development of continental tourism, and since for some Parks this is just the beginning, it is the right time to point out the necessary model of sustainable tourism development that includes environmental care, cooperation with local producers and promotion of natural and cultural heritage. Plitvice Lakes National Park on Tuesday, May 14.05.2019, XNUMX. at the Hotel Jezero, organizes the Conference “Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas of the Republic of Croatia”, which will host experts in the field of sustainable tourism. Two panel discussions will follow the conference. Gari Cappelli, Tomislav Ćorić, Tomislav Kovačević and Assistant Minister of Culture Davor Trupković will take part in the first panel discussion entitled “Framework for the Development of Sustainable Tourism”. The second panel discussion “Sustainable tourism in practice” will be attended by Assistant Minister of Environment and Energy Igor Kreitmeyer, Dean of the Faculty of Management in Tourism and Hospitality from Opatija Dora Smolčić Jurdana, FEEL IQM owner Đurđica Šimičić and Deana Stipanović, Corporate Affairs Director Valamar Rilamar dd Applications for the conference are still open for a short time via email.
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Some 50,000 PCR (polymerase chain reaction) COVID-19 test kits from South Korea are expected to arrive at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport on Sunday afternoon, the Indonesian Embassy in Seoul has said. The embassy announced on Sunday that the PCR diagnostic kits had been donated by four companies under South Korea’s LG group, namely LG Electronics, LG Chem, LG Innotek and LG International Indonesia.The kits were sent from Seoul on Garuda Indonesia flight GA879 directly to Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Greater Jakarta. The Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) expressed gratitude for the LG group donation.”Here we can see that LG is not only an investor but also Indonesia’s best friend. We certainly hope that the current solid ties between the two countries will become stronger,” BKPM spokesperson, Tina Talisa said in a written statement on Tuesday.Experts consider PCR tests the “gold standard” of COVID-19 testing. Rapid tests, though faster, are less accurate.According to the Health Ministry, only 9,712 people nationwide had undergone PCR testing as of Saturday. Of those tested, 2,092 have tested positive, while 7,620 have tested negative.Topics :