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          Out Mayor Pete Buttigieg Gets Some Traction Following CNN Town Hall      Cache   Translate Page      

Openly gay Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, appears to be building some momentum in his bid to become the Democratic candidate for president in 2020.

This past weekend, Buttigieg took part in a CNN town hall at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.

Also taking solo turns on the stage were Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii and former Rep. John Delaney of Maryland.

But by many accounts, it was Mayor Pete who found the most traction.

While he isn't out-polling former Vice President Joe Biden or Sen. Bernie Sanders, Buttigieg showed he knew how to make the most of an opportunity.

Veteran political expert and chief strategist for the Obama campaigns, David Axelrod, gave Buttigieg high marks and predicted an uptick in his standing among the other candidates.

 

 

During his hour onstage, the 37-year-old displayed impressive poise and composure while throwing some shade on the Trump/Pence administration, including his now infamous “cheerleader for the porn star presidency” description of Vice President Mike Pence.

The former Navy intelligence officer and Afghanistan war veteran also took aim at Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor, John Bolton, who has defended the invasion of Iraq for years.

Referencing Bolton’s suggestion that the U.S. use military force in the current conflict in Venezuela, Buttigieg replied, “I don’t understand how somebody leading us into the Iraq War is allowed near that situation.”

He also addressed some issues specific to the LGBTQ community.

The two-term mayor reaffirmed his support for the Equality Act, which would bring uniform civil rights protections to LGBTQs across the nation by adding sexual orientation and gender identity to existing civil righs laws.

He also called for an end to the “war on trans Americans.”

“For a transgender teen to get the signal from the White House that the highest officials in the land can’t tell the difference between her and a predator and make it harder for her to go to the bathroom shows you just how out of whack the climate is in our country right now. We've got to end the war on trans Americans and we need a federal Equality Act that would say that you cannot be fired just because of who you are or just because you love.”

 

There was also a fairly innocuous but human moment that occurred when CNN’s Jake Tapper tried to clarify how to pronounce the mayor’s last name.

Noting that Buttigieg’s husband has indicated a slightly different pronunciation (“I don’t want to get in the middle of a marital squabble, but…”), Tapper asked the mayor for the definitive answer.

Buttigieg said his name quickly (which sounded like ‘Booda-judge’) but added that either option worked, and at home, he just goes by "Mayor Pete."

The day when reporters blithely ask a presidential candidate about daily interactions with his husband has come.

 

Clearly sensing the appearance had gone well, Buttigieg was the only participant in the town hall to make a direct appeal from the stage for donations to his campaign.

According to CNN, Buttigieg had the single biggest fundraising day of his 2020 campaign after his appearance raising more than $600,000 from over 22,200 donations in the 24 hours after the event televised on CNN.

(h/t CNN)


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Αν σας άρεσαν οι ταινίες «Lady Bird», «Superbad», «Blockers» ή «Neighbors 2», πολύ πιθανόν να σας αρέσει και το «Booksmart». 

Η νέα κωμική ιστορία ενηλικίωσης αποτελεί το σκηνοθετικό ντεμπούτο της ηθοποιού Ολίβια Γουάιλντ, η οποία έκανε πρεμιέρα στο φεστιβάλ South by Southwest στο Τέξας, το Σαββατοκύριακο και έλαβε θετικές κριτικές. Το «Booksmart» εστιάζει στις έφηβες Έιμι (Κέιτλιν Ντένβερ) και Μόλι (Μπίνι Φέλντσταιν) καθώς προετοιμάζονται να αποφοιτήσουν από το λύκειο.

«Κανένας δεν γνωρίζει ότι είμαστε ευχάριστες», λέει η Μόλι στο τρέιλερ, το οποίο κυκλοφόρησε το πρωί της Δευτέρας. «Δεν πηγαίναμε πολύ στα πάρτι, γιατί θέλαμε να εστιάσουμε στο σχολείο και να μπούμε σε καλά πανεπιστήμια». «Και αυτό λειτούργησε», απαντά η Έιμι.

«Όμως και οι ανεύθυνοι άνθρωποι που ”πάρταραν” πήγαν σε καλά πανεπιστήμια», λέει η Μόλι. «Δεν παραβιάσαμε κανέναν κανόνα». Τα κορίτσια ξεκινούν για μια νύχτα γεμάτη παραβιάσεις κανόνων και πάρτι. 

Μιλώντας στο Variety, η Γουάιλντ είπε ότι ήθελε να δημιουργήσει μια τέτοιου είδους ταινία, καθώς οι ιστορίες ενηλικίωσης διαμόρφωσαν τα εφηβικά της χρόνια. «Ήθελα πραγματικά να σκηνοθετήσω μια ταινία για πιο νέες ηλικίες ώστε να λειτουργήσει ως ”ύμνος” για αυτή τη γενιά. Πραγματικά επωφελήθηκα με το να βλέπω αυτές τις ταινίες. Μας βοήθησαν να τοποθετήσουμε σε εννοιολογικό πλαίσιο την εμπειρία του να είσαι νέος, να είσαι παιδί, να είσαι διαφορετικός. Και ήθελα να φτιάξω κάτι για αυτή τη γενιά». 

Μερικοί από τους παρευρισκόμενους στην πρεμιέρα, παρομοίωσαν την ταινία με την κωμωδία από το 2007, «Superbad», ενώ πολλοί χειροκρότησαν για την έξυπνη απεικόνιση των εφήβων- σπασίκλες.

 

Το κείμενο αυτό αρχικά δημοσιεύτηκε στην Αμερικανική έκδοση της HuffPost και αποδόθηκε στα ελληνικά. 


          Kαθηλώνονται στο έδαφος όλα τα Boeing 737 Max 8 στην Ευρωπαϊκή Ενωση      Cache   Translate Page      

Η Υπηρεσία Ασφάλειας Πτήσεων της Ευρωπαϊκής Ενωσης αποφάσισε να καθηλώσει στο έδαφος όλα τα αεροσκάφη τύπου Boeing 737 Max, όπως μετέδωσε σε μία σύντομη είδηση με την ένδειξη «επείγον» το πρακτορείο Reuters.

To διεθνές πρακτορείο μεταδίδει ταυτόχρονα, ότι μετά την Βρετανία, η Γερμανία και η Γαλλία προσχωρούν στην ομάδα των χωρών που διακόπτουν τις πτήσεις του συγκεκριμένου τύπου αεροσκάφους, μετά το τραγικό δυστύχημα στην Αιθιοπία με θύματα 157 επιβάτες. 

Η αμερικανική εταιρεία Boeing αντέδρασε δηλώνοντας ότι κατανοεί τις αποφάσεις αυτές, ωστόσο διατηρεί «απόλυτη εμπιστοσύνη» στις προδιαγραφές ασφαλείας του 737 Μax.

Η τραγωδία στην Αιθιοπία ήταν η δεύτερη μέσα σε πέντε μήνες με πτώση του ίδιου τύπου αεροσκάφους, αφού προηγήθηκε δυστύχημα υπό ανάλογες συνθήκες στην Ινδονησία, όπου έχασαν τη ζωή τους 189 επιβάτες πτήσης της Lion Air.

 

Μπαράζ αποφάσεων για διακοπή πτήσεων του 737 Max 

Η συντριβή του 737 Max 8 της Ethiopian Airlines κοντά στην Αντίς Αμπέμπα, τέσσερις μήνες μετά από παρόμοιο δυστύχημα στο ίδιο μοντέλο αεροσκάφους της Lion Air στη Ινδονησία, οδήγησε πολλές χώρες και εταιρείες να καθηλώσουν στο έδαφος αυτό το αεροσκάφος μεσαίων αποστάσεων.

 

Οι χώρες που απαγορεύουν στις εταιρείες τους να πετούν τα Boeing 737 Max 8

Αυστρία

Κλείνει από τα μεσάνυχτα ο εναέριος χώρος της Αυστρίας για αεροσκάφη τύπου Boeing 737 Max 8, όπως ανακοίνωσε απόψε το αυστριακό υπουργείο Συγκοινωνιών στη Βιέννη.

Σύμφωνα με την ανακοίνωση, την σχετική απόφαση έλαβε νωρίτερα ο υπουργός Συγκοινωνιών της χώρας Νόρμπερτ Χόφερ, ενώ ανάλογες αποφάσεις, για κλείσιμο του εθνικού εναερίου χώρου τους, είχαν προηγηθεί από τη Γαλλία, τη Γερμανία, την Ιρλανδία, την Ιταλία, την Ολλανδία και τη Βρετανία, οι οποίες έκλεισαν πλήρως τον εναέριο χώρο τους για αυτόν τον τύπο αεροσκαφών.

Ο Αυστριακός υπουργός Συγκοινωνιών, στο περιθώριο συνέντευξης Τύπου το μεσημέρι και απαντώντας σε σχετικές ερωτήσεις, είχε παραπέμψει εκ νέου στην αρμοδιότητα της EASA, επισημαίνοντας πως εν τούτοις στην Αυστρία ελέγχεται συγκεκριμένα πάντα κάθε επιμέρους αεροσκάφος.

Τουρκία

Η Τουρκία ανέστειλε τις πτήσεις των αεροσκαφών Boeing 737 Max 8 και 9 ως «προληπτικό μέτρο», γνωστοποίησαν σήμερα αξιωματούχοι. Σε μια ανακοίνωση, το υπουργείο Μεταφορών και Υποδομών τονίζει ότι τα δύο μοντέλα αεροσκαφών ενεπλάκησαν σε δύο διαφορετικά δυστυχήματα τους τελευταίους πέντε μήνες.

Η απόφαση αναστολής θα εφαρμοστεί μέχρι νεωτέρας, προστίθεται στην ανακοίνωση. Από την πλευρά του, ο τουρκικός αερομεταφορέας Turkish Airlines ανακοίνωσε ότι σταμάτησε τις πτήσεις των 12 αεροσκαφών τύπου Boeing 737 Max.

Ο Μπιλάλ Εκσί, ο διευθύνων σύμβουλος της εταιρείας, αναφέρει σε ένα tweet ότι τα αεροσκάφη θα αποσυρθούν από τις εμπορικές πτήσεις από τη 13η Μαρτίου.

Κίνα

Η Κινεζική Υπηρεσία Αεροπορίας ζήτησε από τις κινεζικές αεροπορικές εταιρείες να διακόψουν τις πτήσεις των Boeing 737 Max 8 μέχρι να υπάρξει επιβεβαίωση από τις αμερικανικές αρχές και την Boeing ότι έχουν ληφθεί μέτρα που διασφαλίζουν την αποτελεσματικότητα και την ασφάλεια των πτήσεων.

Μεταξύ των κινεζικών εταιρειών που διαθέτουν αυτό το μοντέλο αεροσκάφους είναι οι Air China, Hainan Airlines και Shanghai Airlines.

Ινδονησία

Οι ινδονησιακές αρχές αποφάσισαν να απαγορεύσουν προσωρινά τις πτήσεις των αεροσκαφών αυτών που ανήκουν στις εταιρείες Lion Air και Garuda.

Νότια Κορέα

Το υπουργείο Μεταφορών ανακοίνωσε την καθήλωση των αεροσκαφών της Easter μέχρι την πραγματοποίηση των αναγκαίων ελέγχων.

Μογγολία

Οι αρχές απαγόρευσαν την πτήση του 737 MAX 8 της Mongolian Airlines

Σιγκαπούρη

Η αρχή πολιτικής αεροπορίας της Σιγκαπούρης ανακοίνωσε την Τρίτη ότι απαγορεύει μέχρι νεοτέρας την είσοδο όλων των αεροσκαφών Boeing 737 MAX στον εναέριο χώρο της πόλης-κράτους της Ασίας.

Η αρχή ενημέρωσε ότι «αναστέλλει προσωρινά» από τις 14:00 τοπική ώρα (06:00 ώρα Ελλάδας) τις πτήσεις «όλων των τύπων του μοντέλου Boeing 737 MAX προς και από τη Σιγκαπούρη», μετά «τα δύο θανατηφόρα δυστυχήματα στα οποία ενεπλάκησαν 737 MAX μέσα σε λιγότερους από πέντε μήνες», με ανακοίνωση που έδωσε στη δημοσιότητα.

Η αναστολή αφορά την εταιρεία , καθώς και τις China Southern Airlines (Κίνα), Garuda (Ινδονησία), Shandong Airlines (Κίνα) και Lion Air (Ινδονησία, και τη θυγατρική της στην Ταϊλάνδη).

Αυστραλία

Η υπηρεσία ασφάλειας πολιτικής αεροπορίας της Αυστραλίας ανέστειλε όλες τις πτήσεις από και προς την χώρα των αεροσκαφών τύπου Boeing Co 737 MAX μετά τα πολύνεκρα αεροπορικά δυστυχήματα στην Ινδονησία και την Αιθιοπία, στα οποία εμπλέκεται το τελευταίο αυτό μοντέλο της αμερικανικής εταιρείας.

«Πρόκειται για μια προσωρινή αναστολή ενώ αναμένουμε περισσότερες πληροφορίες για την αναθεώρηση των κινδύνων ασφαλείας των συνεχιζόμενων πτήσεων του Boeing 737 MAX προς και από την Αυστραλία», αναφέρει σε ανακοίνωσή του ο διευθύνων σύμβουλος της υπηρεσίας ασφαλείας πολιτικής αεροπορίας, Σέιν Καρμόντι.

Η απόφαση της Αυστραλίας επηρεάζει μόνο τις εταιρείες Singapore Airlines, Silk Air και Fiji Airways καθώς προς το παρόν καμία αυστραλιανή αεροπορική εταιρεία δεν διαθέτει αυτό το μοντέλο στον στόλο της.

Βιετνάμ

Ο διευθυντής της υπηρεσίας ασφάλειας πολιτικής αεροπορίας του Βιετνάμ, Ντιν Βιέτ Θανγκ, δήλωσε ότι οι βιετναμέζικες αεροπορικές εταιρείες δεν θα χρησιμοποιήσουν αυτό το μοντέλο αεροσκάφους της Μπόινγκ. Ο ίδιος είπε ότι η Υπηρεσία αποφάσισε να μην χορηγήσει άδεια πτήσης σε Boeing 737 Max μέχρι να αποσαφηνιστεί η αιτία του δυστυχήματος και μέχρι η Αμερικανική Ομοσπονδιακή Διοίκηση Αεροπορίας να ανακοινώσει ποια μέτρα πρόκειται να λάβει.

Οι εταιρείες που ακινητοποιούν τα αεροσκάφη τους:

Ethiopian Airlines (Αιθιοπία) , Comair (Νότια Αφρική), Cayman Airways (Νησιά Κέιμαν), Aeroméxico (Μεξικό).

Οι περισσότερες εταιρείες συνεχίζουν να χρησιμοποιούν τα Boeing 737 MAX 8

Norwegian (Νορβηγία), Air Italy (Ιταλία), Icelandair (Ισλανδία), Southwest (ΗΠΑ), American Airlines (ΗΠΑ), S7 Airlines (Ρωσία), Turkish Airlines (Τουρκία), Air Canada (Καναδάς), Westjet (Καναδάς), Aeromexico (Μεξικό), Aerolinas Argentinas (Αργεντινή), GOL Airlines (Βραζιλία), SilkAir (Σιγκαπούρη), Spicejet (Ινδία), Jet Airways (Ινδία), flydubai (Ντουμπάι), LOT (Πολωνία), TUIfly.

Να σημειωθεί ότι η υπουργός Μεταφορών των Ηνωμένων Πολιτειών Ιλέιν Τσάο ανακοίνωσε την Κυριακή ότι οι αμερικανικές ρυθμιστικές αρχές εξετάζουν «με μεγάλη προσοχή» τις μοιραίες συντριβές των δύο αεροσκαφών Boeing Co 737 MAX 8.

Η Ιλέιν Τσάο δήλωσε ότι συναντήθηκε με τον επικεφαλής της Ομοσπονδιακής Υπηρεσίας Αεροπορίας για την εξέταση τόσο της συντριβής του αεροσκάφους της Ethiopian Airlines, όσο και της συντριβής του αεροσκάφους της Lion Air τον Οκτώβριο και για την αναζήτηση της ενδεδειγμένης πορείας... «Θέλω να διαβεβαιώσω το κοινό ότι αντιμετωπίζουμε αυτά τα περιστατικά, αυτά τα δυστυχήματα, με πολύ μεγάλη σοβαρότητα», είπε.

Η εταιρεία Boeing βρέθηκε σήμερα σε δίνη μετά την συντριβή του 737 MAX 8 της Ethiopian Airlines που οδήγησε πολλές χώρες, ανάμεσά τους η Κίνα, να καθηλώσουν στο έδαφος το μοντέλο που αποτελεί την ναυαρχίδα της αμερικανικής εταιρείας.

Στο μέσον της ημέρας στην Wall Street, η μετοχή τη Boeing είχε κάπως ανακάμψει στο -7,04%, μετά την αρχική της ραγδαία πτώση στο -10%.


          Υπάρχουν προβλήματα με τα Boeing 737 Max; Όσα γνωρίζουμε μέχρι τώρα      Cache   Translate Page      

Ερωτήματα για την ασφάλεια των Boeing 737 Max εγείρει το δεύτερο αεροπορικό δυστύχημα που συμβαίνει με το εν λόγω αεροσκάφος μέσα σε διάστημα λίγων μηνών. To «μαύρο κουτί» βρέθηκε το πρωί της Δευτέρας και ο έλεγχος των δεδομένων που έχει καταγράψει αναμένεται να ρίξει φως στις έρευνες για τα αίτια του δυστυχήματος.  

Το αεροσκάφος των αιθιοπικών αερογραμμών που έπεσε το Σάββατο 62 χλμ. βορειοανατολικά της Αντις Αμπέμπα, αφήνοντας πίσω του 157 νεκρούς, ήταν το ίδιο μοντέλο με το αεροσκάφος που συνετρίβη στην Ινδονησία τον Οκτώβριο, σκοτώνοντας 189 άτομα. Αυτό το αεροπλάνο είχε αγοραστεί πριν από τρεις μήνες. 

Και στις δύο περιπτώσεις, τα ολοκαίνουργια αεροπλάνα παρουσίασαν προβλήματα λεπτά μετά την απογείωση και τελικά έπεσαν, ενώ κανείς δεν επέζησε. 

Η έρευνα και στις δύο περιπτώσεις συνεχίζεται, αλλά η τελευταία συντριβή εγείρει ακόμη περισσότερα ερωτήματα σχετικά με την ασφάλεια του 737 Max, το οποίο η Boeing παρουσίασε το 2017 ως το πιο εξελιγμένο μοντέλο του δημοφιλούς 737.

Μάλιστα το 737 Max έκανε ρεκόρ για την Boeing, επιτυγχάνοντας τις πιο γρήγορες πωλήσεις από οποιοδήποτε άλλο αεροσκάφος και πλέον χρησιμοποιείται από πολλές αεροπορικές ανά το κόσμο. 

Τι γνωρίζουμε μέχρι τώρα για το εν λόγω μοντέλο. 

Ποιο είναι το Boeing 737 Max

Είναι το τελευταίο μοντέλο του Boeing 737, ένα αεροσκάφος που πετάει από τη δεκαετία του 1960. Υπάρχουν τέσσερα είδη Max στον στόλο, το 7, το 8, το 9 και το 10. Τα δύο αεροσκάφη των παραπάνω δυστυχημάτων ήταν της σειράς 8. 

Το 737 Max χρησιμοποιείται κυρίως για πτήσεις μικρής και μεσαίας διάρκειας, αλλά μερικές αεροπορικές εταιρείες κάνουν πτήσεις μεταξύ της Βόρειας Ευρώπης και της Ανατολικής Ακτής των ΗΠΑ. Είναι πιο αποδοτικό από πλευράς καυσίμων σε σχέση με τις προηγούμενες εκδόσεις του 737.

Η πτήση των αιθιοπικών αερογραμμών απογειώθηκε από την πρωτεύουσα της Αιθιοπίας, την Αντίς Αμπέμπα, και πήγαινε στο Ναϊρόμπι της Κένυας.

Τι έχει γίνει γνωστό μετά τη συντριβή στην Ινδονησία

Είναι ακόμη πολύ νωρίς για να γνωρίζουν οι ειδικοί εάν τα αίτια της συντριβής του αεροσκάφους χθες ήταν τα ίδια με τη συντριβή στην Ινδονησία.

Αλλά υπάρχουν κάποιες ομοιότητες: Την Κυριακή, η πτήση έχασε επαφή με τον πύργο ελέγχου περίπου έξι λεπτά μετά την απογείωση. Ο πιλότος είχε ζητήσει και του είχε δοθεί άδεια να επιστρέψει στο αεροδρόμιο της Αντίς Αμπέμπα, σύμφωνα με τις αιθιοπικές αερογραμμές. Αλλά το αεροπλάνο τελικά έπεσε περίπου 62 χλμ. βορειοανατολικά της Αντις Αμπέμπα.

Και στην περίπτωση της Lion Air στην Ινδονησία, η πτώση έλαβε χώρα λίγα λεπτά μετά την απογείωση και ενώ το πλήρωμα είχε ζήτησε την άδεια να επιστρέψει στο αεροδρόμιο.

Οι έρευνες από τις ινδονησιακές και αμερικανικές αεροπορικές αρχές κατέληξαν στο συμπέρασμα ότι η απότομη -κατακόρυφη- πτώση του αεροσκάφους θα μπορούσε να προκληθεί από μια ανανέωση του λογισμικού της Boeing, η οποία έγινε για να σταματήσει ένα πρόβλημα που παρουσίαζε το αεροσκάφος, αλλά μπορεί να στείλει το αεροπλάνο σε απότομη κάθοδο εάν οι υψομετρικές και γωνιακές πληροφορίες στο σύστημα του υπολογιστή είναι λανθασμένη.

Η αλλαγή στο σύστημα ελέγχου πτήσης, που μπορεί να αντικαταστήσει τις χειροκίνητες κινήσεις στο μοντέλο Max, δεν είχαν αναλυθεί στους πιλότους, σύμφωνα με ορισμένα συνδικάτα.

Μετά από αυτή τη συντριβή, η Boeing δήλωσε ότι συνέχισε «να αξιολογήσει την ανάγκη για αλλαγές στο λογισμικό ή αλλού, όσο μαθαίνουμε περισσότερα από τη διεξαγόμενη έρευνα».  

Όσο για το δυστύχημα της Κυριακής, η Boeing ανακοίνωσε πως είναι έτοιμη να βοηθήσει την Ethiopian Airlines στην διερεύνηση της τραγωδίας. 

Ποιες αεροπορικές εταιρείες έχουν το Max;

Εκτός από την Ethiopian Airlines (η οποία έχει τη φήμη ότι διαθέτει τον νεότερο στόλο από τις άλλες αεροπορικές εταιρείες της Αφρικής) και την Lion Air (μια ινδονησιακή εταιρεία χαμηλού κόστους με μακρά ιστορία προβλημάτων συντήρησης), πολλές άλλες αεροπορικές σε όλο τον κόσμο χρησιμοποιούν αυτό το μοντέλο.

Από τις αμερικανικές εταιρείες οι American Airlines, Southwest Airlines και United Airlines, ενώ μεταξύ των άλλων μεγάλων εταιρειών ανά τον κόσμο, Max χρησιμοποιούν οι Aerolíneas Argentinas, Air China, Icelandair και LOT Polish Airlines. 

Εάν ανησυχείτε, οι περισσότερες εταιρείες σας επιτρέπουν να δείτε με τι τύπο αεροσκάφους θα πετάξετε, όταν κλείνετε τα εισιτήρια. Επίσης, μπορείτε να δείτε με τι τύπο αεροσκάφους πετάτε στο seatguru.com.

Πηγή: The New York Times


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South By Southwest fills Texas' capital city with music and tech every March. But there's so much going on in Austin that it's worth visiting year round, when it's less crowded and equally cool.

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Beware the spore: Deadly disease in Southwest soils can spread to brainValley fever, caused by a spore that resides in the soils of the Southwest, is more prevalent in New Mexico than many realize. It can be deadly.



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Airline regulators across the globe are grounding Boeing 737 Max 8 planes, joining an ever expanding list of countries banning the plane from their airspace. This comes in the wake of Sunday's deadly plane crash in Ethiopia that killed all 157 people on board. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. The latest move came Tuesday from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) when it announced a suspension of two Boeing 737 Max models in all flights in the European bloc. The wave of bans follows the Civil Aviation Administration of China's decision on Monday to order the country's airlines to suspend all commercial operations of their Boeing 737 Max 8 jets. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration does not plan to ground the jets in the United States but is facing growing pressure to do so. The FAA announced Monday that it would require a series of design changes for the Boeing 737 Max fleet. In the U.S., Southwest Airlines uses a fleet of 34 Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft
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          Thomas Merton, William Blake, and I Contemplate Eternity      Cache   Translate Page      


Trappist Blogging
in Honor of Thomas Merton's
100th Birthday:
Essay 6 of 6 on
"Fire Watch, July 4, 1952,"
the epilogue of 
The Sign of Jonas



My son Terry overlooking the Grand Canyon.

The things of Time are in connivance with eternity.
“Fire Watch, July 4, 1952”
Thomas Merton

I turn a corner on the path and suddenly the Grand Canyon is before me.  In that moment, the bottom drops out of my experience of time.  Personal insignificance and timeless significance coincide.  People on the rim are just grains of sand arbitrarily blowing across the uppermost layer of strata.  A glance over the edge is a plunge into eternity.

While it sounds right and looks awesome, I don’t think this is what Thomas Merton is referring to in the sentence highlighted above—which happens to be my personal favorite sentence in “Fire Watch, July 4, 1952,” Merton’s sublime epilogue to his book The Sign of Jonas.  The Grand Canyon experience is powerful, a true contender for supreme iconic image of eternity colliding with time.  But I think Merton was referencing something on an altogether different scale, available to everyone on a daily basis without the investment in a Southwest vacation.

Merton prefaces this sentence with a paragraph that resonates with the poetry of William Blake:

But there is a greater comfort in the substance of silence than in the answer to a question.  Eternity is in the present.  Eternity is in the palm of the hand.  Eternity is a seed of fire, whose sudden roots break barriers that keep my heart from being an abyss.

The things of Time are in connivance with eternity…
“Fire Watch, July 4, 1952”
Thomas Merton

The Grand Canyon.
Having written his Master’s thesis at Columbia University on William Blake (“Nature and Art in William Blake; A Essay in Interpretation”), Merton very intentionally echoes the famous first four lines of Blake’s poem “Auguries of Innocence”:

To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower 
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand 
And Eternity in an hour…
“Auguries of Innocence”
by William Blake

Merton knows that God must be met in the present moment, which he has learned from Blake is a doorway opening to eternity.  But what sounds simple is difficult because the awareness of passing time is a barrier to the experience of the moment of time.  It is a problem unique to mankind.  As Merton writes, “Only man makes himself illuminations he conceives to be solid and eternal.”  The things of time tease us with intimations of eternity, while leading us away from an experience of the spirit.

Merton steps through the door of the tower, onto the monastery’s roof, open to an experience of God in the night and in the moment.  The “things of time” sentence opens a paragraph that relegates the created world to shadows.

The things of Time are in connivance with eternity.  The shadows serve You.  The beasts sing to You before they pass away.  The solid hills shall vanish like a worn-out garment.  All things change, and die and disappear.  Questions arrive, assume their actuality, and also disappear.  In this hour I shall cease to ask them, and silence shall be my answer.  The world that Your love created, that the heat has distorted, and that my mind is always misinterpreting, shall cease to interfere with our voices.
“Fire Watch, July 4, 1952”
Thomas Merton

So while my view of the Grand Canyonis profoundly felt on one level, its very majesty connives to hide its ephemerality.  It, too, will “vanish like a worn-out garment,” a faith belief entirely in line with geological understanding.  Like the beasts in Merton, the view sings of eternity.  It blindsides us.  And then the mind pitches in and begins misinterpreting it.

Detail, Children's Games (1559-1560)
by Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c. 1525-1569)
oil on wood.
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.
My most profound experience of eternity was not at the Grand Canyon or any of the National Parks, much as I love them.  It took place nearly thirty years ago when I was playing on a swing set.  At the time, I was working as an assistant at a home for five women with severe mental retardation.  One afternoon, I remember sitting on a two-person swing set in the home’s backyard.  I was on one swing and Carol, a young woman with Down syndrome, was on the swing next to me.  And we were simply swaying in the fall breeze, both of us content for the moment.  She had a beautiful smile and I was happy that she was happy.  Then the particulars vanished in the knowledge that everything was good, that there was no need to worry, that there was endless love emanating from anywhere and everywhere in the world and we were both loved.

You’re sitting on a swing and the bottom unexpectedly drops out of your normal experience of time ticking by.  The second hand on the watch stops.  A moment expands into eternity.

And then it contracts, as the second hand inevitably starts circling again.  The things of time fall back into place.  I recall the impossible-to-capture experience but not how it ended.  Perhaps it was like this:

There are drops of dew that show like sapphires in the grass as soon as the great sun appears, and leaves stir behind the hushed flight of an escaping dove.
“Fire Watch, July 4, 1952”
Thomas Merton

Those are the concluding words of “Fire Watch,” coming after God speaks in Paradise, conveying a message that everything is blessed. (“No more lay hold on time, Jonas, My son, lest the rivers bear you away.”)  In Merton’s case, his job on the Fire Watch ends as the sun rises.  He returns to the mundane tasks of being a monk while the Holy Spirit departs like a dove.

The Grand Canyon.

Reference Source
The Sign of Jonas by Thomas Merton

Click here for the entire six-part Fire Watch series.

© 2015 Lee Price


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WW 17 TORNADO NM TX 122130Z - 130400Z
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Tornado Watch Number 17
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
330 PM MDT Tue Mar 12 2019

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of 
  eastern New Mexico
  southwest Texas

* Effective this Tuesday afternoon and evening from 330 PM until
  1000 PM MDT.

* Primary threats include...
  A few tornadoes possible
  Widespread damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
  Scattered large hail likely with isolated very large hail events
    to 2 inches in diameter possible

SUMMARY...Storms are expected to increase in coverage and intensity
from eastern New Mexico and spreading into southwest and west Texas.
Supercells evolving into line segments with damaging wind are likely
and a few tornadoes and large hail are also possible through the
evening.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 60 statute miles
east and west of a line from 70 miles north northeast of Roswell NM
to 55 miles east southeast of Marfa TX. For a complete depiction of
the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
WOU7).

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMEMBER...A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for
tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch
area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for
threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements
and possible warnings.

&&

AVIATION...Tornadoes and a few severe thunderstorms with hail
surface and aloft to 2 inches. Extreme turbulence and surface wind
gusts to 60 knots. A few cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean
storm motion vector 24040.

...Dial

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MD 0182 CONCERNING TORNADO WATCH 17... FOR SOUTHWEST TX AND EXTREME SOUTHEAST NM
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Mesoscale Discussion 0182
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
0617 PM CDT Tue Mar 12 2019

Areas affected...Southwest TX and extreme southeast NM

Concerning...Tornado Watch 17...

Valid 122317Z - 130115Z

The severe weather threat for Tornado Watch 17 continues.

SUMMARY...Isolated supercells may form ahead of the primary
convective line, posing a risk of tornadoes and large hail.

DISCUSSION...Latest visible satellite imagery shows patches of
increasing cumulus clouds over Culberson, Jeff Davis, Presidio, and
Reeves counties of southwest TX.  This area has finally cleared,
with strong daytime heating now occurring.  23z mesoanalysis data
indicates the area has become uncapped, and large surface pressure
falls suggest that forcing for ascent is overspreading the region. 
This may aid in the development of isolated thunderstorm activity
ahead of the main squall line moving into the region.  Forecast
soundings suggest steepening mid-level lapse rates and shear
profiles becoming very favorable for supercell development.  Any
isolated storms that develop and persist in this environment will
pose a risk for tornadoes and large hail.

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Airline regulators across the globe are grounding Boeing 737 Max 8 planes, joining an ever expanding list of countries banning the plane from their airspace. This comes in the wake of Sunday's deadly plane crash in Ethiopia that killed all 157 people on board. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. The latest move came Tuesday from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) when it announced a suspension of two Boeing 737 Max models in all flights in the European bloc. The wave of bans follows the Civil Aviation Administration of China's decision on Monday to order the country's airlines to suspend all commercial operations of their Boeing 737 Max 8 jets. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration does not plan to ground the jets in the United States but is facing growing pressure to do so. The FAA announced Monday that it would require a series of design changes for the Boeing 737 Max fleet. In the U.S., Southwest Airlines uses a fleet of 34 Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft
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Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit DAVID GREENE, HOST: Let's say you have a flight booked and, given the recent news, you've looked more closely at the type of plane, and it turns out it is a Boeing 737 Max 8. Should you be scared? Should you try and switch flights? Well, today, the United Kingdom joined a handful of other countries in announcing that they are suspending all use of these planes. Here in the United States, the FAA has not done that. Southwest and American fly the 737 Max 8. United flies a similar 737 plane, and they're all still in the air. This is the type of plane that was involved in two fatal crashes in less than five months, including Sunday's crash of an Ethiopian Airlines flight that killed 157 people. David Soucie worked for the FAA as a safety regulator. He's co-author of the book "Why Planes Crash." And he joins us this morning. Welcome. DAVID SOUCIE: Hello. Good morning, David. GREENE: Would you board one of these planes right now? SOUCIE: Well, it
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Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: An aviation analyst tells NPR today he's making fine distinctions about the Boeing 737. After a type of 737 called a MAX 8 crashed on two occasions, he said he would avoid certain planes but fly others. He even said he might fly himself but would be reluctant to bring his family. If that's the thinking of an expert, what's on the minds of the flying public? Here's NPR's Eric Westervelt. ERIC WESTERVELT, BYLINE: Some two dozen airlines around the globe have grounded their Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes following the deadly crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia. At Oakland International Airport, Lynn Tsumoto, just off a Southwest flight from Seattle, asked why Southwest and American, the biggest U.S. operators of the MAX 8, haven't done the same out of an abundance of caution. LYNN TSUMOTO: Well, I'm wondering why they don't when all the other airlines - the majority of airlines - are. WESTERVELT: You'd like them to hit pause. TSUMOTO:
          Competitions: UIA - HYP Cup 2019 International Student Competition in Architectural Design      Cache   Translate Page      
Registration Deadline: Aug 30, 2019; Submission Deadline Sep 20, 2019

Theme: Architecture in Transformation

Topic: Happy Spaces – Integrating Architecture and Landscape

Jury Chairman: Benedetta Tagliabue

Registration Deadline: 24:00(GMT+8) August 30th, 2019

Submission Deadline: 24:00(GMT+8) September 20th, 2019

Jury Review: October 2019

Official Site (English): http://hypcup.uedmagazine.net/?r=site&en=1

Log on http://hypcup.uedmagazine.net/?r=site&en=1 for online registration.


BACKGROUND

Architecture in Transformation should respond to contemporary challenges and changes. What concerns us primarily is the relationship between architecture and city, as well as the one between architecture and natural environment. The competition aims at searching and constructing human space with a Spirit of Place in the increasingly fragmented cities and unordered villages, exploring environment-friendly and sustainable ideas in the information age, and integrating creative concepts with solid basic skills in architectural design. The competition

requires the participants to make detailed insights and reflections on architectural development, explore complicated demands of the people nowadays for architecture and environment, pay attention to specific sites and the events happening in them, and configure viable and dynamic urban and architectural spaces, at the same time seek suitable techniques to guarantee the possibility of implementation of the project.

“UIA-HYP Cup International Student Competition in Architectural Design” was initiated in 2012. It is internationally sponsored by the Union International des Architects (UIA), organized by the School of Architecture, Tianjin University and Urban Environment Design (UED) Magazine. Shanghai HYP-ARCH Architectural Design Consultant Co. Ltd. is the Exclusive Naming Sponsor. It is an annual architectural competition which has been successfully held for 7 years. Each year, the UIA-HYP Cup is chaired by an internationally renowned architectural master, and the jury panel is selected from among the world's most outstanding architects and deans from schools of architecture. To boost the architectural education which mainly focuses on basic skill training in its conventional and progressive system, UIA-HYP Cup International Student Competition takes the role as an external platform for student to embrace a brand new thinking approach in order to improve their comprehensive problem solving skill, meanwhile it is also some kind of headhunter for discovering emerging elite architects.

Competition Topic: HAPPY SPACES – INTEGRATING ARCHITECTURE AND LANDSCAPE

Argument:

Architects can change people’s environment and influence their future in a positive way. They can create “happy spaces” that contribute to people’s well-being. Inserting a building in a nice environment makes this goal easier. When the building is linked to its surroundings, when the limits are blurred with the construction, all of the positive elements of the site can contribute to create this good feeling inside. But the real defy is how to do the opposite, how to influence in a positive way the surroundings throughout the architecture?

Big cities often contain places that lack identity and whose existences are hardly linked with culture, history or tradition. These places are so-called “periphery” or “degraded” areas that remained isolated and un-integrated, such as neighborhoods with social conflict or poverty. They are often damaged and in need of reconstruction due to lousy planning or no planning at all. The architects’ mission is, therefore, to recognize the character of the site and create its ‘sense of place’. This creation looks into the transforming of negative spaces into positive ones by bringing out its inspiring and attractive qualities – this is defined as “happy spaces”, by designing and building a “happy building” in an “unhappy environment”.

To that end, the building should be built in harmony with the urban context and its natural landscape, and should be in connection with people and history. Architecture cannot be detached from the pre-existent context and significant past events. A building in relation to its context will form an organic system, and it is not possible to imagine such system without taking into consideration the people in it. This is significant as humanity is the heart of all systems.

In addition, human activities should also be considered as a key part of the system. Therefore architects are expected to propose not only the form of the building in relation to its surroundings, but also the activities and the programs associated in the space. It is important that architects should have a comprehensive vision for the built environment in every dimension.

These considerations need to be conducted with a real ecological approach. A sustainable intervention should always come first when creating an artificial ecosystem. In this way, the beneficial forces made by the new intervention can also affect the surrounding neighborhood positively. A responsible intervention in all aspects should take into consideration an improvement of one area and not solely the comfort and wellness inside one building.

For these reasons we would like to ask students to think about a building in its wider context.  From the perspective of sustainability, sociality and history, students are encouraged to place their architectural projects as consequence of the past and as a contribution to the future, thinking the inhabited areas as interrelated artificial ecosystems in harmony with the rest of the city, the landscape, the climate, the physical and social context. Architects can create a sustainable environment that could improve the health and well-being of the people.

Purpose:

The competition is conceived as an exercise to help students understand:

-       How to plan a building and its environment as a comprehensive system.

-       How to improve a place through an architectural intervention.

-       How to integrate inside and outside; the building and the landscape.

-       Understand the importance of analysis of the site and context.

-       How to create a happy building in a less happy environment.

Providing a project experience which teaches students about the social responsibility of an architectural project and how it can change people’s life in a positive way.

Requirements:

-       Participants can choose sites in a degraded urban/ landscape area, preferably at the periphery (anywhere in the world). The site shall include construction area and surrounding area of the building. The student proposal should become a unit that can be imagined as a whole.

* A degraded area can be for instance an urban unstructured area, residual zones where urban planning didn’t arrive or didn’t have a positive effect, areas that remained un-integrated in a city/landscape, self-constructed neighborhoods. They can be areas that remained isolated, can be difficult neighborhoods, areas with social conflict or poverty, areas that have been damaged and need reconstruction, etc. They are places that are not attractive for the people or investors.

-       It is compulsory that the context is existing, and participants shall define how their intervention can improve the quality, the value, the social life, the wellness and transform it into an attractive one.

-       The surrounding area can vary in dimensions, but it has to guarantee the integration of the building with the surroundings. The participants should include a surrounding area that can create an ecosystem together with the building/ buildings itself.

-       Participants can propose types of program or activity, but they should be mixed (at least 2 different functions). They have to propose the uses and program for the construction and for the surrounding area as well.

-       The construction can have around 4,000㎡ but it is not restricted to this dimension. Any dimension is possible if it is justified.

-       The proposal shall have the intention to improve the environment and bring benefits to the people living there.

Criteria:

-       Integration of the building with the landscape/context.

-       Sustainability of the proposal.

-       The social benefits of the proposal and how it can improve people’s life.

International Supporter:

Union International des Architectes (UIA)

Hosting Organization:

School of Architecture, Tianjin University;

Urban Environment Design (UED) Magazine

Advising Institution:

Chinese National Supervision Committee of Higher Architecture Education;

Chinese National Evaluation Committee of Higher Architecture Education;

Architecture Art Committee of China Artists Association

Exclusive Naming Sponsor:

Shanghai HYP-ARCH Architectural Design Consultant CO., LTD.

Co-organizer:

School of Architecture, Tsinghua University; College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University; School of Architecture, Southeast University; School of Architecture, South China University of Technology; School of Architecture, Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology; Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, Chongqing University; School of Architecture, Harbin Institute of Technology

Supporting Organization:

The University of Hong Kong; The Chinese University of Hong Kong; National Cheng Kung University; Tunghai University; Chung Yuan Christian University; TamKang University; Zhejiang University; Huazhong University of Science and Technology; Dalian University of Technology; Hunan University; Nanjing University; Peking University; Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture; Hefei University of Technology; Shenyang Jianzhu University; China Central Academy of Fine Arts; Shenzhen University; Xiamen University; Shanghai Jiao Tong University; Inner Mongolia University of Technology; Shandong Jianzhu University; Hebei University of Technology; Southwest Jiaotong University; North China University of Technology; Beijing University of Technology; Tianjin Chengjian University; Beijing Jiaotong University; Fuzhou University; Qingdao University of Technology

Supporting Media:

The Architect; New Architecture; Architecture & Detail; Architecture & Culture; Designer & Designing; Urbanism and Architecture (UA); Architecture Technique (AT); the Chinese Version of A+U; DOMUS; Urban China; Design Community; soufun.com; focus.com; dichan.sina.com.cn; tj.sina.com.cn; ABBS; arch.liwai.com; newsccn.com; chla.com.cn; artron.net; house 365.com

1st Prize (1 team)

Certificate and 100,000 RMB (approx.15, 000 USD) (before tax);

2nd Prize (3 teams)

Certificate and 30,000 RMB (approx.4, 500 USD) (before tax);

3rd Prize (8 teams)

Certificate and 10,000 RMB (approx. 1, 500 USD) (before tax);

Honorable Mentions (several teams)

Certificate and 6-month free subscription of UED magazine;

Advisors of prize-winning projects will also be awarded with certificates.

V.     PROCEDURE

1.    This is a fair competition open to all architecture and relevant major students around the globe. Full-time on-campus architecture students from accredited institutions (including master and PhD candidates and graduate students of 2019) can participate alone or as a team with team members of no more than four people and advisors of no more than two.

2.    Only the team leader will be contacted when necessary if students participate as a team.

3.    Log on http://hypcup.uedmagazine.net/?r=site&en=1, click “Online Registration” to fill out the registration form and submit online.

4.    After filled in the registration form, participants will get a serial number (please take care to preserve it as each participant/participating team has only one serial number).

5.    Please submit the digital version of drawings and related documents to uedcompetition@163.com before the submission deadline, 24:00(GMT+8) September 20th, 2019. The organizing committee accepts no printed version. Entries will be printed and exhibited together in due time.

6.    With the assistance of the committee, juries will meet and decide the winners.

7.    Inquiries related to the competition will be responded to via e-mail: uedcompetition@163.com.

  • Please submit the digital version of drawings and related documents to uedcompetition@163.com. Please include “Competition+ Registration Serial Number” in the e-mail subject line. If the entry is too large to be attached, please upload to online file sharing website such as “Wetransfer” or “Googledrive” and provide download link in the submission email. Entries will be printed and laid out by the committee.
  • Language: English
  • Scale and dimensions must be in metric units.
  • Documents: Recognizable scanned copy of passport and student card should be attached in the e-mail. Students themselves are responsible for the authenticity of the documents.
  • Entry Requirements

a. Specification: The layout of the 841mm x 594mm drawing should be horizontal. Each work should be composed of 3 drawings.

b. Content: Site-plan that can fully express the design intention; plans, elevations and sections; perspective drawing, illustration and a design description of about 500 words (to be integrated in the pictures and drawings). There is no limitation on proportion.

c. A TXT document must be attached in the e-mails of the submission, which include participants’ name, registration number, e-mail address, mobile phone number, name and contact information of the advisor (if any), the full name of the school and department, title and brief introduction of the submitted work.

d. Drawing layout requirements:  1) Please submit the drawing layout (300 dpi in resolution at least) in the version of jpg, and name the picture according to the content (such as XXX plan 1)

2) Please submit the text information in the version of TXT in the folder named by the participant(s)’ name 3) Submission Requirement:

Please submit one file in the format of zip or rar and the file size should be between 50mb-100mb.

This file should contain three folders, they are:

  • Drawing: Three drawings
  • Identity Certificate: Scanned ID photo (or Student Card and Passport)
  • Text (TXT)

1. Individual participants and groups must agree with and follow the competition requirements and regulations. The organizing committee reserves its right of final interpretation.

2. Entries with words or pictures relating to the name or department of participants in the digital drawings will be disqualified from the competition.

3. Participants have the copyright, while the organization committee can exercise all other rights except authorship.

4. Entries that have been submitted to other competitions, published on other public occasions or found to be similar to other works in terms of design ideas will be disqualified from the competition.

5. Juries cannot act as advisers to participants; otherwise participants will be disqualified from the competition.

6. Each participant can only register in one team.

7. Each group is only allowed to submit one piece of work. Repeated submission is prohibited. Once discovered, the organizing committee owns the right to choose any one of them.

8. The information of the team is based on the final submission of the TXT file.

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Twenty-seven people have been rescued from an Italian-registered cargo ship that caught fire Monday night in the Bay of Biscay, about 150 miles southwest of Brest. The Grimaldi Group owned combination container roll-on/roll-off (ConRo) vessel…
          Quick Review of 67 Golf Courses in the DFW area      Cache   Translate Page      

Here is a quick review (list) of the courses I have played in the DFW area with a rating of 1-10 (10 being best). I hope to have a more detailed reviews, pictures (maybe some videos too), information and links available on all of these someday
soon.

In no particular order:


  1. Links at Waterchase (Ft Worth, TX - Map) - 9
  2. Bear Creek Golf Club (DFW Airport - Map) - 8
  3. Texas Star Golf Course (Euless, TX - Map) - 9
  4. Grapevine Golf Course - 7
  5. Tour 18 (Flower Mound, TX - Map) - 8
  6. Bridlewood (Flower Mound, TX - Map - 8
  7. The Tribute (The Colony, TX - Map) - 10
  8. Stonebridge CC Private - 10
  9. Gainseville - 7
  10. Turtle Hill - 8
  11. Robson Ranch - 8
  12. Doral Tesoro (Far North Ft Worth, by the Texas Motor Speedway) - 8
  13. Trophy Club CC Private (Trophy Club, TX) - 8
  14. Fossil Creek - 8
  15. Colonial CC Private- 10
  16. Shady Oaks CC Private- 10
  17. Rivercrest CC Private- 9
  18. Mira Vista CC Private- 10
  19. Timarron CC Private - 9
  20. Meadowbrook -8
  21. Rockwood - 6
  22. Glen Garden - 8
  23. Southern Oaks - 8
  24. Woodhaven CC Private - 8
  25. Pecan Valley - 7
  26. Hawks Creek (military base) - 7
  27. Iron Horse - 8
  28. Lake Arlington - 6
  29. Chester W Ditto - 6
  30. Ridglea CC Private (Mens Course) - 8
  31. Shady Valley CC Private - 7
  32. Hidden Creek - 7
  33. Tierra Verde - 8
  34. Tangle Ridge - 9
  35. Whitestone (Benbrook) - 7
  36. Sky Creek Ranch - 9
  37. Hackberry Creek CC - 8
  38. Rolling Hills CC Private - 7
  39. Mansfield National - 7
  40. Squaw Valley (Glen Rose, TX) - 8
  41. Canyon West - 8
  42. Sugar Tree - 9
  43. Riverside - 8
  44. Great Southwest CC Private - 8
  45. Walnut Creek CC Private - 8
  46. Diamond Oaks Private - 7
  47. Castle Hills - 9
  48. Firewheel - 6
  49. Cross Timbers (Azle) - 7
  50. The Cliffs (Possum Kingdom Lake) - 9
  51. Mountain Valley (Burleson/Joshua) - 2
  52. Eagle Mountain CC Private - 4
  53. Lost Creek - 4
  54. Stevens Park - 3
  55. Tennison - 7
  56. Twin Wells - 6
  57. Country View - 5
  58. Chase Oaks - 9
  59. Buffalo Creek - 8
  60. Plantation - 5
  61. Riverchase - 7
  62. Canyon Creek CC Private - 7
  63. Brookhaven CC Private - 7
  64. Indian Creek - 7
  65. Old Brickyard - 7
  66. Runaway Bay CC Private - 8
  67. Coyote Ridge GC - 8

I had no idea that there were that many in this area!!!
Obviously, the Dallas-Ft. Worth area is a great place to live with so
many great courses nearby.


          Anna Kendrick cuts a stylish figure for The Day Shall Come premiere at SXSW      Cache   Translate Page      
Anna Kendrick looked sensational as she rocked up to the world premiere of her new flick The Day Shall Come during the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas on Monday.
          Another Great Visit! We Love Our Friends at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital!      Cache   Translate Page      
In 1986, Jackie Sherrill’s Southwest Conference Champions became first collegiate team to visit Texas Scottish Rite Hospital. The visit too… more
          Call Center - Pay rate up to $14.00 an hour      Cache   Translate Page      
NV-Las Vegas, Job Description: This Call Center Position Features: ? Great benefits ? Overtime available ? Great Environment ? Great Pay up to $14.00 an hour This call center has positions that need to filled immediately! 1-2 years of call center experience required. This is a positive and casual working environment, This position is location on the southwest side of Las Vegas. We are an equal employment opport
          How Red Tide Impacts Biodiversity      Cache   Translate Page      
The word ‘biodiversity’ refers to the variety of life on Earth, in all its forms and the ways it all interacts. First coined in the mid 80s, biodiversity is a contraction of “biological diversity.” It’s basically all of the life, from genes all the way up to plants and animals and the ecosystems they’re a part of. Florida Gulf Coast University has what’s called a ‘Biodiversity Group’ that brings together experts from different disciplines to assess and address threats to biodiversity here in Florida -- often focusing on things like habitat fragmentation, invasive species, and climate change. During its next conference , this Thursday, March 14th, it will focus on the impacts Red Tide has had on southwest Florida’s species and ecosystems. We're getting a preview of the conference from three FGCU professors: Dr. Darren Rumbold is a Professor of Marine Science; Dr. Win Everham is a Professor of Environmental Studies; and Dr. Heather Skaza-Acosta is an Assistant Professor of Environmental
          BLM provides roundup of regional projects - The Journal      Cache   Translate Page      
BLM provides roundup of regional projects  The Journal

After at two-year hiatus, a citizen-based council that advises the Bureau of Land Management in Southwest Colorado has resumed work.


          Pilots Complained About Boeing 737 Max 8 For Months Before Second Deadly Crash      Cache   Translate Page      

Several Pilots repeatedly warned federal authorities of safety concerns over the now-grounded Boeing 737 Max 8 for months leading up to the second deadly disaster involving the plane, according to an investigation by the Dallas Morning News. One captain even called the Max 8's flight manual "inadequate and almost criminally insufficient," according to the report. 

"The fact that this airplane requires such jury-rigging to fly is a red flag. Now we know the systems employed are error-prone — even if the pilots aren't sure what those systems are, what redundancies are in place and failure modes. I am left to wonder: what else don't I know?" wrote the captain. 

At least five complaints about the Boeing jet were found in a federal database which pilots routinely use to report aviation incidents without fear of repercussions. 

The complaints are about the safety mechanism cited in preliminary reports for an October plane crash in Indonesia that killed 189. 

The disclosures found by The News reference problems during flights of Boeing 737 Max 8s with an autopilot system during takeoff and nose-down situations while trying to gain altitude. While records show these flights occurred during October and November, information regarding which airlines the pilots were flying for at the time is redacted from the database. -Dallas Morning News

One captain who flies the Max 8 said in November that it was "unconscionable" that Boeing and federal authorities have allowed pilots to fly the plane without adequate training - including a failure to fully disclose how its systems were distinctly different from other planes. 

An FAA spokesman said the reporting system is directly filed to NASA, which serves as an neutral third party in the reporting of grievances. 

"The FAA analyzes these reports along with other safety data gathered through programs the FAA administers directly, including the Aviation Safety Action Program, which includes all of the major airlines including Southwest and American," said FAA southwest regional spokesman Lynn Lunsford. 

Meanwhile, despite several airlines and foreign countries grounding the Max 8, US regulators have so far declined to follow suit. They have, however, mandated that Boeing upgrade the plane's software by April. 

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who chairs a Senate subcommittee overseeing aviation, called for the grounding of the Max 8 in a Thursday statement. 

"Further investigation may reveal that mechanical issues were not the cause, but until that time, our first priority must be the safety of the flying public," said Cruz. 

At least 18 carriers — including American Airlines and Southwest Airlines, the two largest U.S. carriers flying the 737 Max 8 — have also declined to ground planes, saying they are confident in the safety and "airworthiness" of their fleets. American and Southwest have 24 and 34 of the aircraft in their fleets, respectively. -Dallas Morning News

"The United States should be leading the world in aviation safety," said Transport Workers Union president John Samuelsen. "And yet, because of the lust for profit in the American aviation, we're still flying planes that dozens of other countries and airlines have now said need to grounded."


          2 Pilots Killed As Chinese Navy Fighter Jet Crashes In South China Sea       Cache   Translate Page      

A Chinese navy fighter jet crashed Tuesday during a training mission in the southern island province of Hainan, situated in the South China Sea, which killed both pilots, according to the People's Liberation Army-Navy.

The crash took place in Ledong County in the mountainous and heavily forested tropical province. The cause of the crash was under investigation.

No casualties were reported on the ground, and the Navy didn't say in a statement published on Weibo what type of plane was involved.

Situated in the South China Sea, Hainan has multiple military installations that have been built up amid China's flexing of its muscular might in the Pacific, according to the AP.

The incident follows another similar incident in January 2018, when at least 12 crew members died after a PLA Air Force plane, believed to be an electronic reconnaissance aircraft, crashed in Guizhou in the southwest of the country. Between 2016 and 2017, there were at least three accidents involving the Navy’s J-15 "Flying Sharks," which have been attributed to an ongoing shortage of qualified pilots, according to the South China Morning Post.

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According to several military commentators, China’s military expansion program, which includes the building of new aircraft carriers and purchase of new warplanes, has resulted in a serious shortage of qualified pilots. To fill the vacancies, the Chinese military has started a major recruitment drive while bolstering training programs for pilots.

Speaking on the sidelines of the ongoing legislative meeting in Beijing Feng Wei, a PLA pilot from the Western Theatre, said the military was currently intensifying its pilots’ training as increasing amounts of new equipment entered service.

"Personnel quality is the key to everything," he added.

Video of the crash circulated on Chinese-language social media.

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          J/111 Wins Adelaide to Port Lincoln Race & Lincoln Race Week Regatta      Cache   Translate Page      
J/111 sailing off Australia
(Adelaide, South Australia)- Rob Date and crew from the J/111 SCARLET RUNNER 11 recently sailed in the 160.0nm Adelaide to Port Lincoln Race, followed by the Teakle Classic Lincoln Week Regatta.

Rob’s J/111 home port is near Melbourne in Victoria, so the crew sailed the 550+nm trip to Adelaide against the predominant westerly “roaring 40s” winds to compete in the regatta!  The SCARLET RUNNER crew was, for the most part, inexperienced offshore ocean racers. The team included Rob’s daughter, his future son-in-law, his best mate for more than 40 years, and the balance being the usual inshore race crew; there was seven crew in total.

The Adelaide to Port Lincoln Race started in the blue waters of the Gulf of St Vincent off Adelaide.  FOrty boats left the Outer Harbour/ North Haven Marina in Adelaide on Friday about 3.00pm to compete in the 160 nautical mile race.  It is “South Australia’s Premier Ocean Race” and, now in its 69th year, it has proven that it provides all the challenges of a Category 3 offshore race.

The route takes the fleet southwest from Adelaide to Marion Reef at the foot of York Peninsula along the foot to the spectacular Cape Spencer.  Then, the fleet heads northwest past Wedge and Thistle Islands and Dangerous Reef to Port Lincoln, nestled snugly in Boston Bay.

The race started with a port tack beat for 35.0nm. After passing Marion Reef, the course freed up. SCARLET RUNNER 11 put up the code zero and was doing 14 kts with the occasional knock down. Unfortunately, the zero did not last the distance. After passing the bottom of the York Peninsula, the J/111 went into downwind VMG running mode as the wind pressure dropped.  The final 20.0nm had them running downwind under A1 spinnaker.  SCARLET RUNNER 11 achieved the fastest time for this section of the race.

The distance race was then followed by the Teakle Classic Lincoln Regatta with a mix of inshore and coastal courses over four days.  The fleet sailed six races, making the most of the fantastic sailing in Boston Bay and among some of the surrounding Islands. One race finishing at an isolated beach for a BBQ, drinks and beach cricket.  Then, the second race of the day was a downhill sleigh ride back to the marina!  It was a cracker of day, that one!

At the conclusion of the regatta, after all points scored for the Adelaide to Port Lincoln Race and the Lincoln Race Week, it was SCARLET RUNNER 11 that topped the Division 1 leaderboard- scoring 1st on AMS (9 points), 1st on PHS, and 2nd by just two points on IRC. That was a very impressive result considering the competition, which included a Farr 40, First 45, First 47.7, Melges 32, Sydney 38’s, and a Sydney 47. Congratulations to Rob and the crew and we hope for fair winds for their homeward journey to Melbourne.  Sailing Photo Credit- Alex McKinnon PhotographyAdd to Flipboard Magazine.

          El accidente aéreo en Etiopía obliga a 26 aerolíneas a suspender los vuelos del Boeing 737-MAX 8      Cache   Translate Page      
El accidente aéreo en Etiopía obliga a 26 aerolíneas a suspender los vuelos del Boeing 737-MAX 8#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000\

Aeroméxico, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Air China, Norwegian, Shangai Airlines, entra otras dicen suspender vuelos de sus aviones 747-MAX 8 tras dos accidentes de esta aeronave en situaciones similares en menos de cinco meses.

Aeroméxico, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Air China, Norwegian, Shangai Airlines, entra otras, deciden inmovilizar sus Boeing 737-MAX 8 por dos accidentes en menos de cinco meses: el primero fue un Lion Air en Indonesia donde murieron 189 personas y el segundo ocurrió el pasado domingo, un vuelo de Ethiopian Airlines en el cual murieron sus 157 ocupantes.

La suspensión de vuelos de las 26 aerolíneas representa más del 40% de la flota global de la aeronave. Las acciones de Boeing han caído un 5% en su arranque de cotizaciones hoy en la bolsa de valores estadounidense.

Los dos accidentes ocurrieron en situaciones similares y ha sido lo que ha levantado todas las alarmas por parte de el gran grupo de aerolíneas que suspendieron la flota. Ambos se estrellaron justo después del despegue y ambos eran modelos recién estrenados.

En cuanto a la Agencia Federal de Aviación estadounidense, no ha tomado decisión final pero dicen que lo harán si consideran que hay un problema de seguridad. Es por eso que aerolíneas como American Airlines, que tiene 24 aeronaves de este tipo en su flota.

¿Qué aerolíneas operan con el Boeing 737-MAX 8?

Estas son las aerolíneas con al menos un Boeing 747-MAX 8 en su flota.

  • Southwest Airlines (34)
  • Air Canada (24)
  • American Airlines (24)
  • China Southern Airlines* (22)
  • Norwegian Air (18)
  • Air China* (15)
  • TUI (15)
  • SpiceJet (13)
  • WestJet (13)
  • Hainan Airlines* (11)
  • Shanghai Airlines* (11)
  • FlyDubai(11)
  • Turkish Airlines (11)
  • Xiamen Airlines* (10)
  • Lion Air* (10)
  • Smartwings (7)
  • Shandong Airlines* (7)
  • GOL Airlines* (7)
  • Shenzhen Airlines* (6)
  • SilkAir* (6)
  • Aeroméxico* (6)
  • Aerolíneas Argentinas* (5)
  • LOT (5)
  • Oman Air (5)
  • Jet Airways (5)
  • Ethiopian Airlines* (4)
  • China Eastern Airlines* (4)
  • Sunwing Airlines (4)
  • Lucky Air* (3)
  • Air Italy (3)
  • Icelandair (3)
  • Cayman Airways* (2)
  • Easter Jet* (2)
  • Fiji Airways (2)
  • Fuzhou Airlines* (2)
  • Kunming Airlines* (2)
  • Okay Airways* (2)
  • S7 Airlines (2)
  • Enter Air (2)
  • Royal Air Maroc* (1)
  • 9 Air* (1)
  • Garuda Indonesia* (1)
  • Comair* (1)
  • Mauritania Airlines (1)
  • MIAT Mongolian Airlines* (1)
  • Corendon Airlines (1)
  • SCAT (1)

* Aerolínea con su flota de Boeing 747-MAX 8 inmovilizada


          The nanny state blob      Cache   Translate Page      
Taxpayer funding of ‘nanny state’ groups has not declined in recent years but it has evolved. In the debate about food, tobacco and alcohol, there are relatively few dedicated activist groups directly funded by central government. Alcohol Concern has lost its state funding and has now merged with Alcohol Research UK to become Alcohol Change UK. Its counter-part in tobacco control, the English branch of Action on Smoking and Health (ASH), has been funded by the Department of Health since its inception in 1971 and received a DH grant of £159,999 in 2016/17. ASH insists that this money is not used for advocacy or lobbying but is used to ‘support the Tobacco Control Plan for England’. It is not clear what this means in practice and its grant applications in the past have explicitly listed ‘media advocacy and lobbying’ as a deliverable. Like Alcohol Concern, ASH has never provided health, cessation or rehabilitation services.

The records appear to reveal no other pressure group focused solely on food, tobacco or alcohol that receives funding from Whitehall, although there are several state-funded organisations with a broader ‘public health’ remit which lobby for lifestyle regulation. The UK Health Forum received £216,306 from the Department of Health in 2016/17 in addition to £680,000 from Public Health England and an unrestricted grant of £371,660 from the European Commission. Of a total budget of £1,597,619, state funding amounted to £1,470,626 (92 per cent). It lobbied for a familiar assortment of paternalistic anti-market interventions in lifestyle choices - tax rises, bans, advertising restrictions, minimum pricing, mandatory food reformulation, etc. - before closing down after government funding was withdrawn last year.


Public Health England
   
Public Health England (PHE) is the new critical dynamic in the politics of the nanny state. Created in 2013, PHE has changed the face of state-funded activism in the field of lifestyle regulation in two ways. Firstly, it has a colossal budget of £4.5 billion, most of which is distributed to local authorities where dozens of Directors of Public Health lobby councillors for policies which restrict personal freedom and disrupt the market, such as outdoor smoking bans and tighter licensing restrictions for bars and off licences. As a semi-autonomous quango with a large pot of money, Public Health England can also grant funds to third parties without ministerial sign-off. For example, when the CEOs of several ‘public health’ organisations decided that they needed to create another umbrella group for their profession, Public Health England handed them £57,200 to create the UK Public Health Network. It has recently started funding ASH, with grants totalling £108,000 in the last quarter of 2018.

Secondly, PHE is itself effectively a pressure group. Through its publications and public pronouncements it has lobbied for such policies as minimum pricing for alcohol, outdoor smoking bans, plain packaging and bans on ‘junk food’ advertising. Every other ‘sock puppet’ group is a minnow by comparison. Public Health England has not made the smaller groups obsolete - the ‘swarm effect’ requires different voices to demand the same policies - but it is now the mothership around which the activist groups orbit. It is also the citadel to which several activists have departed. Martin Dockrell, formerly of ASH, is now the Tobacco Control Programme Lead at PHE, and various prominent anti-alcohol campaigners, including Ian Gilmore of the Alcohol Health Alliance, have been appointed to PHE’s Alcohol Leadership Board.

Public Health England is a more overtly political entity than the public health organisations, such as the Health Education Council, which preceded it. A similar drift towards activism can be seen in other state-funded ‘public health’ groups, up to and including the World Health Organisation. Even organisations that were not set up to preach lifestyle change have got involved, including the Local Government Association, the Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland. Some of the activities of the latter, which received £15.8 million from the Scottish Government in 2017/18, are indistinguishable from those of Obesity Action Scotland as it campaigns for smaller food portions and congratulates the government on its obesity strategy. In 2018, one of its advisors even suggested that the government should put graphic warnings on red meat.


Activist-academics

Other sources of taxpayers’ money are available to activist-academics in the nanny state blob via the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Although higher educational institutes are exempt from the anti-sockpuppet rules, the gap between research and advocacy can be narrow to the point of invisibility.  The UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies (UKCTAS), which has academics from fourteen British universities, says that it is not a ‘lobbying group, but we do have close links with advocacy organisations and will assist them where appropriate.’

Between 2013 and 2017 it attracted £45 million in grant income from public and private sources, including the Scottish Government, Public Health England, the Medical Research Council, NICE, the NHS, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, the European Commission, NIHR, ESRC, the Department of Health and the EU’s Smoke Free Partnership.

As a result of UKCTAS’s ‘meaningful and sustained collaborative relationships with advocacy organisations’, it is able to list the following political victories:

‘We performed new analyses for the Scottish Government on the comparative effectiveness of Minimum Unit Pricing and alcohol taxation, and this work formed a key part of their successful defence of Minimum Unit Pricing in the Scottish courts'
'Academics from UKCTAS worked with Scottish groups including Alcohol Focus Scotland and Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems to advocate for a reduction in the ‘drink-drive limit’ in Scotland'

'Legislation prohibiting smoking in cars carrying children in England and Wales came into force in October 2015. UKCTAS played a leading role in bringing this legislation into place'

'Legislation to introduce standardised packaging for tobacco was passed in the UK parliament in the spring of 2015 and will be fully implemented from May 2017. This covers all parts of the UK. UKCTAS research played a key role in this decision.’ 

Similar advocacy-oriented academic organisations have emerged in recent years, including the Tobacco Control Research Group, whose funders include NIHR, ESCR, the NHS, the European Council and the Department of Health. In 2017, the ESCR - which is funded to the tune of £212 million by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy - announced the creation of the UK Prevention Research Partnership, a £50 million project aimed at developing ‘robust new knowledge which contributes to demonstrable changes in policy and practice’ by ‘working closely with policy makers’. The same year saw the Department of Health announce that it would be setting up a new Obesity Policy Research Unit with £5 million of taxpayers’ money.

The Obesity Policy Research Unit will be run by Russell Viner, the president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, who has been a regular fixture in the newspapers for years making emotive calls for sugar taxes, advertising bans and restrictions on fast food outlets. He accuses fast food chains of ‘enticing young people and their pocket money' and claims that only by banning advertisements for food that is high in fat, salt or sugar ‘can children reclaim their childhood’. It seems unlikely that the £5 million unit will produce any research that challenges these prior beliefs.

Clearly there is no shortage of money available to activist-academics who wish to tax and ban in the name of ‘public health’, but what is most striking is the extent of their activism and the narrowness of the clique to which they belong. Anna Gilmore, for example, was a board member of Action on Smoking and Health before joining UKCTAS and becoming the director of the Tobacco Control Research Group. She also sat on the Steering Committee and Programme Board of Smokefree Southwest until it closed in 2016. During this period, Smokefree Southwest granted £135,000 to Gilmore’s Tobacco Control Research Group and NHS Southwest gave the Tobacco Control Research Group £165,284 for ‘research and evaluation support’ for Smokefree Southwest.

Linda Bauld is the Deputy Director of UKCTAS and is on Public Health England’s tobacco control implementation board. She has also ‘been closely involved in the development of the UKPRP and is a member of the steering group for this new initiative’. Meanwhile, ASH Scotland’s CEO Sheila Duffy is on the Scottish Government's Ministerial Working Group on Tobacco Control and, more surprisingly for an anti-smoking campaigner, also on the steering committee of Obesity Action Scotland.


The EU and local government

Direct sock puppet funding continues to flourish in local authorities and devolved governments, and is endemic at the EU level. EU-funded organisations lobbying for lifestyle regulation include the European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (€314,039: 52 per cent of income), the Smoke Free Partnership (€400,749: 60 per cent of income), the TackSHS Project (€620,050: 100 per cent of income), EuroHealthNet (€901,000: 80 per cent of income), the World Obesity Federation (€444,672: 33 per cent of income), the European Public Health Alliance (€623,368: 80 per cent of income), Active – Sobriety, Friendship and Peace (€145,188: 63 per cent) and the European Public Health Association (€53,571: 19 per cent). Several likeminded pressure groups, such as the International Order of Good Templars and the Norwegian Policy Network on Alcohol and Drugs, are not EU-funded but are active in EU policy debates thanks to large grants from national governments.

In the regions, a variety of anti-smoking groups funded by local authorities come and go. In the northeast, Fresh continues to be funded through local public health grants, but similar organisations in the northwest and southwest have been wound down since the campaign for plain packaging was won. Smokefree Southwest broadened its remit in 2015 by changing its name to Public Health Action but lost its funding in June 2016 and is now little more than a Twitter account. Smokefree Northwest attempted a similar transformation by becoming Healthier Futures in 2016 but ceased trading in March 2017. Various local ‘Tobacco Control Alliances’ exist in such places as Rotherham, Camden and Durham but are now mainly focused on helping smokers to quit with cessation services and e-cigarettes rather than campaigning for legislative change. A new project called History Makers in Greater Manchester, funded by northwest local authorities, has expressed interest in such policies as banning smoking outdoors, licensing tobacco retailers and banning smoking on TV, but has not yet begun active campaigning.

The lack of overt political activity by these groups since plain packaging was introduced in 2016 probably reflects a dearth of new policies to lobby for and the government’s stated intention not to pass further anti-smoking legislation in this Parliament. The same cannot be said for Balance Northeast, an anti-alcohol group which shares an office with Fresh and, like Fresh, is 100 per cent funded by twelve local authorities. It has been campaigning for minimum unit pricing, warning labels on alcoholic drinks and advertising restrictions for nearly a decade. Its campaign for higher taxes is always more intense before the Budget.

Local authorities also fund pressure groups involved in food and soft drink regulation. Sustain for Life received £45,000 from the Greater London Authority and Royal Borough of Greenwich in 2016/17 in addition to lottery funding of £85,068 and £146,647 from the European Commission. This organisation funds the Children’s Food Campaign and runs SugarSmart, both of which were heavily involved in the campaign for the sugar tax and now lobby for a ban on ‘junk food marketing’. Sustain also set up and funded the Children’s Health Fund (with the help of Jamie Oliver) in 2015 to lobby for the sugar tax but this group was wound down once the tax was introduced in April 2018, with the group announcing that it was ‘passing the baton on to Government’.

The Birmingham Food Council, created in 2014 and funded by grants from Birmingham City Council, claims that sugar and high-fructose corn syrup are ‘psychoactive substances’ and that even sparkling water causes ‘dental decay and contributes to other health problems’. These dubious scientific claims accompanied a briefing paper urging Birmingham City Council to reject partnerships with Coca-Cola and to ‘avoid future commercial relationships with food and drinks companies whose products carry standard rate VAT’. This came in the wake of Coca-Cola giving £20 million to three local authorities to fund free activities in public parks, such as karate, Zumba and yoga. The Birmingham Food Council describes Coca-Cola as a ‘“food drug” corporation’ and calls for the sugar tax to be extended to all fizzy drinks even if they do not contain sugar. Its pronouncements on social media include ‘Shame we can’t ban sugar in public places’.


Scotland and Wales  

The Scottish Government continues to be the primary funder of Alcohol Focus Scotland, with an unrestricted grant of £472,000 in 2017/18. Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems which, like Alcohol Focus Scotland, campaigns to limit the marketing, availability and affordability of alcohol, depended on government funding for 100 per cent of its €200,000 budget in 2015/16, according to the EU Transparency Register. Both organisations lobbied heavily for one of the Scottish National Party’s flagship policies - minimum unit pricing for alcohol - which was introduced in May 2018. When Alcohol Focus Scotland co-hosted the Global Alcohol Policy Conference in Edinburgh in 2015 - an event sponsored by the Scottish Government and NHS Scotland - SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon gave the opening speech and the organisers paid tribute to her ‘political courage’.

A similar arrangement developed in the Republic of Ireland where Alcohol Action Ireland, which relied on the state for 97.5 per cent of its income in 2015, not only lobbied for minimum pricing but set up another group, the Alcohol Health Alliance, specifically ‘to support the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill’ of which minimum pricing was the cornerstone. In addition to writing submissions to government as ‘an independent voice for advocacy and policy change’ and promoting the legislation in the media, Alcohol Action Ireland set up a webpage which enabled its supporters to lobby their parliamentary representative with a standardised e-mail (‘I urge you to please support the implementation of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill, in full’ etc.). In 2016, Ireland’s Department of Health gave Alcohol Action Ireland an additional €75,000 ‘to engage with the EU to build support for the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill’ (Tighe 2016). The law was passed in October 2018.

State-funded lobbying does not get much more blatant than this, although the similarly named Obesity Action Scotland comes close. Founded in 2015 and wholly funded by a grant from the Scottish Government, it campaigns for a 9pm watershed on advertising for food that is high in fat, salt or sugar (HFSS), bans on price promotions such as buy-one-get-one-free and ‘regulations to control portion size’. It says that all this - plus food reformulation and the sugar tax - ‘will only be the start’ of restrictions on the free market in the name of obesity prevention. All of these policies were included in a consultation document put forward by the Scottish Government in October 2017. Obesity Action Scotland publicly welcomed the proposals and drafted an encouraging consultation response (its only complaint was that some of the measures did not go far enough). In July 2018, Scotland’s Diet and Healthy Weight Delivery Plan was published with all of Obesity Action Scotland’s demands met.

This kind of activity is relatively new in the area of food, but has long been practised in the field of tobacco. Today, both the Scottish and Welsh governments fund their branches of Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) more heavily than Whitehall funds the English branch. ASH Scotland received £604,798 directly from the Scottish Government in 2016/17 (77 per cent of its total income) while receiving just £3,126 in voluntary donations. ASH Wales received £207,872 from the Welsh Government in 2016/17 in addition to £136,247 from the EU’s Erasmus+ project. In total, ASH Wales depended on government grants for 69 per cent of its income, with just £3,570 coming from individual donations and legacies.

Taken from Still Hand in Glove? A re-examination of state-funded activism.
          Richard Pryor’s Widow on Marlon Brando Affair: ‘He Wasn’t Ashamed!’      Cache   Translate Page      
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Getty/Paramount Network

Richard Pryor was married seven times to five different women and when people ask Jennifer Lee Pryor “which wife” she is, she always replies, “The best one.” And like the man she married twice, three decades apart, she is not afraid to speak her mind.

On Tuesday, the new documentary I Am Richard Pryor had its world premiere at the South by Southwest festival before it airs on Paramount Network this Friday night at 10 p.m. The film, directed by Jesse James Miller, chronicles the life and career of Richard Pryor, the man widely considered the greatest stand-up comedian of all time.

But it’s hard to watch it without wondering if his massive success came despite his constant efforts of self-sabotage with drugs, abuse and controversy.

Read more at The Daily Beast.


          Project to raise homes, move families in Southwest Coastal Louisiana moves forward      Cache   Translate Page      

Project to raise homes, move families in Southwest Coastal Louisiana moves forward


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          CNN Touts Failed Candidate Abrams Running in 2020      Cache   Translate Page      
The media has been salivating over the notion that former Democrat politicians Beto O’Rourke and Stacey Abrams will likely run in 2020 for president, despite losing their respective midterm races this past Fall. On CNN Newsroom Tuesday morning, anchors Poppy Harlow and Jim Sciutto showed no skepticism, as their guest cheered on Abrams for announcing at South by Southwest Monday that she was seriously thinking of running for president in 2020.  
          737 MAX flights are rare at Sea-Tac Airport; Southwest accommodates concerned travelers      Cache   Translate Page      

Only a handful of more than 1,200 daily flights at Sea-Tac International Airport are by Boeing 737 MAX jets.
          Safety watchdog: No negligence in fatal ski accident      Cache   Translate Page      

The Safety and Chemicals Agency, Tukes, has ruled that there was no negligence on the part of a church that organised a confirmation camp during which a 15-year-old boy died.

The youngster from Pargas in southwest Finland, died after falling six to eight metres off a cliff while skiing off-piste at the resort in mid-February.

Tukes found that the Swedish-language Lutheran church had previously organised similar similar confirmation camps that included skiing activities and had observed the required safety regulations.

"We have no comments to make, because the church had [the required] safety documents and risks had been mapped out. The camp location was familiar and the camp leader was experienced. Organisers had also reviewed the rules with participants. This matter is over as far as we are concerned," said Tukes specialist Mervi Murtonen.

Police had previously said that there was no reason to suspect that any foul play was involved and that they would not begin a criminal investigation.


          Tuesday's papers: Pol's fears of "alternate" realities, axing MP perks, are the kids OK?      Cache   Translate Page      

Helsinki deputy mayor Nasima Razmyar says she is concerned about the "alternate reality" that some immigrant groups occupy. Speaking to tabloid daily Ilta-Sanomat, Razmyar referenced a Helsinki stabbing attack just over one week ago, in which two adults and three children were injured, and where the assailant is still on the run.

IS writes that the assault is believed to be linked to "honour violence". The 33-year-old suspect, Hayder Al-Hmedav, had reportedly threatened his former wife with disfigurement because she had gone out in public without a veil.

Razmyar told IS that it is important to take this kind of "alternate reality" in the capital area seriously. "A large majority of immigrants and asylum seekers understand what integrating into a new society means. We still have a small minority that wants to live according to their own norms, to try crimes themselves and to hand down judgments in their own courts," she declared.

"A huge number of ethnic communities act as bridge builders to Finnish society, but a small number build walls instead," she added.

Razmyar said that one challenge that some immigrant women face is that they do not have the courage to speak to the authorities. Another issue is that the authorities do not take threats women receive seriously or they do not understand the situation.

MPs cosying up to voters?

MPs will gather on Tuesday to consider a bill that aims to eliminate parachute pensions for lawmakers. Hot off the presses in Turku, southwest Finland, Turun Sanomat writes that the term "adjustment pension" is itself a misnomer for the perk, since many who receive it have not reached retirement age.

In Finland, former MPs in Finland are entitled to adjustment pensions if they were elected to Parliament before 2011 and have served for at least seven years. On average, adjustment pensions amount to about 3,000 euros per month.

The draft legislation was prompted by a citizens' initiative that gathered support from 70,000 signatories, propelling it to Parliament in spring 2018. The initiative has proceeded through parliament along with a similar proposal drawn up by lawmakers themselves.

According to TS, there is broad support for the draft legislation although it will sharply reduce the income they receive from the parliamentary careers. TS speculated that one reason for the apparent enthusiasm is an attempt to curry favour with voters ahead of upcoming parliamentary elections.

The first reading of the bill takes place on Tuesday, with MPs likely to vote on the measure on Wednesday. A crucial second reading is then likely to take place next Monday or Tuesday.

Violence increasingly seen as a means of influence

Terrorism, climate change and global politics have contributed to a heightened sense of insecurity among young people in Finland, according to a new youth survey.

Leading circulation daily Helsingin Sanomat reports Tuesday that more than three-quarters of respondents in the annual poll said that they felt somewhat more or very much more insecure or uncertain about climate change. Ten years ago, climate change was a headline concern for 40 percent of respondents to a similar survey.

All the same, a clear majority of the 1,900-odd interviewees said they were optimistic about their personal outlook as well as that of the country, although there was a slight increase in uncertainty about the future of the world.

The survey revealed increasing interest in politics among 15 - 29-year-olds, indicating steady growth since the 1990s. Two-thirds of young people told researchers Elina Pekkarinen and Sami Myllyniemi that they were either somewhat or highly interested in politics. The research pair attributed the outcome to rising concerns about the climate.

However although young people may be paying more attention to politics, they said they have less faith in politicians, with one-third of survey participants declaring that politicians are unreliable. At the same time, confidence in political parties was found to be lower than in other societal institutions. Trust in the office of the president, however, rose sharply during President Sauli Niinistö's term to reach 93 percent in the 2018 survey.

HS reported that the researchers also found it worrying that more young people see violence as an increasingly effective means of creating impact, compared to previous barometers -- nearly one in ten said they believed it is possible to use violence to make a major difference.


          Stacey Abrams Says She May Run for President in 2020      Cache   Translate Page      

Rising Democratic star Stacey Abrams suggests she may step into the 2020 presidential ring with President Trump. The 2018 Georgia gubernatorial runner-up suggested she might run for president in a tweet following an interview at the South by Southwest Stage conference in Austin, Texas. Abrams promoted her book "Minority Leader: How to Build Your Future... Read more »

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          737 MAX flights are rare at Sea-Tac Airport; Southwest accommodates concerned travelers      Cache   Translate Page      

Only a handful of more than 1,200 daily flights at Sea-Tac International Airport are by Boeing 737 MAX jets.
          TUESDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Three-run seventh lifts Knights over SWE      Cache   Translate Page      
In a non-conference matchup on Tuesday afternoon in Pinetops, Northern Nash baseball used a two-run seventh to top SouthWest Edgecombe in late-inning fashion, 4-3.
          Update on power pole work in Palmetto Bay. Pole replacement continues in the area of the FPL "easement" area that runs east to west from Old Cutler Road to Southwest 74 Avenue between Southwest 148 Street and Southwest 146 Terrace in Palmetto Bay.       Cache   Translate Page      
FPL has been hard at work on pole replacement in Palmetto Bay in 2019.  I am updating prior reports on this work, including a recent post of February 10, 2019, Report: The FPL Power Pole delivery trucks started rolling into the neighborhood at 8:20 on a quiet Sunday morning.  

This work continues in the area of the FPL "easement" area that runs east to west from Old Cutler Road to Southwest 74 Avenue between Southwest 148 Street and Southwest 146 Terrace in Palmetto Bay. 

FPL has advised that this work is expected to be completed by May 2019.

As posted on the official Palmetto Bay website. (CLICK HERE) to view the official source.
Posted on: March 12, 2019
FPL to Conduct Pole Repairs, Upgrades in Palmetto Bay:
Please see notice below for locations, dates and times from FPL's Area Project Manager: 
Dear Neighbor,
We understand how much you depend on reliable energy and we’re continuously working to make it better. In fact, we’re working on a project in your area that will help improve the reliability of the energy grid in good weather and bad.
This project will require transmission power line pole replacements and upgrades along the existing easement to enhance reliability in Miami-Dade County. The project begins along the easement east to west from Old Cutler Road to Southwest 74 Avenue between Southwest 148 Street and Southwest 146 Terrace in Palmetto Bay. Work is scheduled to begin this month and is expected to be completed by May 2019.
In order to perform the pole replacement and upgrade work, bucket trucks and large cranes will be necessary to access the power line pole structures. The majority of the work will take place between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. We will do everything possible to keep any power interruptions to a minimum while this work progresses. Should an outage of 15 minutes or more become necessary to complete the work, we’ll notify you at least five days in advance and provide details at that time.
We pledge to work safely and respectfully in your community, as well as make reasonable efforts to minimize construction-related noise and any other inconveniences to you or your neighbors. We plan to make interim repairs to restore grounds to ensure the safety of the area after the work is completed. We will make permanent repairs once construction is complete. 
Should you have any questions concerning this project, please call 1-800-693-3267, Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Please refer to Cutler-Galloway T19301 Pole Replacement & Upgrade project.
Sincerely, 
Carlos CandelariaArea Project Manager
I will continue to keep you up to date.
Eugene Flinn

          Airlines cancel more than 850 flights in and out of DIA ahead of winter storm      Cache   Translate Page      
DENVER — Airlines began canceling flights in and out of Denver International Airport as a major late-winter storm takes aim at Colorado. As of 8 p.m. Tuesday, 851 flights into, out of and through DIA had been canceled for Wednesday, according to FlightAware. Denver is under a blizzard warning from 10 a.m. to midnight Wednesday with up to 12 inches of snow and winds gusting to 70 mph possible. Southwest Airlines canceled 367 flights in and out of DIA starting […]
          Carolina Acceleration High School Baseball and Softball for Today(3/12/19)      Cache   Translate Page      
High School Baseball: Greensboro Day School(2-2) at Forsyth Country Day(1-1) 4pm Vandalia Christian School(0-1) at Gospel Light Christian(0-0) 4pm Cornerstone Charter School(0-2) at Clover Garden(0-1) 4pm Carolina Royals(0-4) at High Point Christian Academy(4-1) 4:30pm WS Parkland(2-1) at Southwest Guilford(2-2) 5pm High Point Andrews(0-2) at Wheatmore(0-3) 5pm Wesleyan Christian Academy(1-0) at Covenant Day(2-1) 5:30pm WS Reagan(2-1) ...Read the Rest...
          Go Fund Me page set up for Christian Martin from Southwest Guilford High School      Cache   Translate Page      
They have set up a Go Fund Me page for the young man who was injured in the basketball game last Saturday afternoon in Hickory….There is now a Go Fund Me page for Christian Martin, from Southwest Guilford High School, who suffered a concussion in the SWG-Cox Mill basketball game…. Martin has been under doctors’ ...Read the Rest...
          Dozens Of Countries Ground Boeing's 737 Max 8 Following Deadly Crash In Ethiopia       Cache   Translate Page      

Airline regulators across the globe are grounding Boeing 737 Max 8 planes, joining an ever expanding list of countries banning the plane from their airspace. This comes in the wake of Sunday's deadly plane crash in Ethiopia that killed all 157 people on board. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

The latest move came Tuesday from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) when it announced a suspension of two Boeing 737 Max models in all flights in the European bloc.

The wave of bans follows the Civil Aviation Administration of China's decision on Monday to order the country's airlines to suspend all commercial operations of their Boeing 737 Max 8 jets.

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration does not plan to ground the jets in the United States but is facing growing pressure to do so.

The FAA announced Monday that it would require a series of design changes for the Boeing 737 Max fleet.

In the U.S., Southwest Airlines uses a fleet of 34 Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft and is not planning any change in service. Likewise, American Airlines, which operates 24 of the planes, is not planning to ground them.

The full list of countries and airlines that have announced a ban is below:

—Argentina (Aerolíneas Argentinas)
—Australia
—Austria
—Belgium
—Brazil (GOL Linhas Aéreas)
—Cayman Islands (Cayman Airways)
—China
—Ethiopia
—EASA member states
—France
—Germany
—Iceland (Icelandair)
—India
—Indonesia
—Ireland
—Italy
—Malaysia
—Mexico (Aeromexico)
—Mongolia (MIAT Mongolian Airlines)
—Morocco (Royal Air Maroc)
—Netherlands
—Norway (Norwegian)
—Oman
—Poland
—Singapore
—South Africa (Comair)
—South Korea (Eastar Jet)
—Turkey
—United Kingdom (TUI Airways)

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          Reflections From South by Southwest (SXSW) EDU 2019      Cache   Translate Page      
Written by Scott Heimlich, Vice President, Amgen Foundation
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Day 1 (March 4, 2019)

First off, a thank you to the Lemelson Foundation for inviting me to speak at their session tomorrow on A New Paradigm for Tomorrow’s Workforce. I look forward to joining my fellow panelists from Lemelson, the Digital Harbor Foundation, McKay High School, and MIT to discuss this important issue. 


          The Essential AOC at South by Southwest      Cache   Translate Page      

Everything in the head of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that was not put there by a puppeteer like Saikat Chakrabarti is condensed into a 2½ minute video of highlights from an 80-minute interview at the South by Southwest moonbatfest on Saturday. From Grabien: In between calling America “garbage,” capitalism “irredeemable,” and President Reagan racist, AOC said “like” […]

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          Hawaiian: Southwest Effect Playing Out      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Must-See Latinx Films at SXSW      Cache   Translate Page      

Image from 'The Garden Left Behind'

Every year in March, Austin becomes the epicenter for all things culture. Music diehards can find their favorite acts playing. Comedy fans can drop by a set or two by established and emerging stand-up comedians. And film aficionados? Well, they have an overabundance of riches. Having established itself as one of the coolest festivals around, South by Southwest (aka SXSW) needs no introduction. This year, their program encompasses 134 feature films including 101 world premieres as well as 64 films from first-time filmmakers.

Moreover, there is plenty of US Latino and Latin American talent to celebrate, both in front and behind the camera. And while we know you’ll be checking out that new Seth Rogen-Charlize Theron film as well as that Beto O’Rourke doc which followed his campaign, we wanted to compile a list exclusively for Latinos. Below you’ll find our favorites from the feature film lineup, from Sundance standout docs about AOC to long-awaited horror films which hope to capitalize on our fears of La Llorona.

The Garden Left Behind

Director Flavio Alves' film centers on Tina (Carlie Guevara), a 30 year-old transgender woman and her grandmother, Eliana (Miriam Cruz), have been struggling to make a life for themselves in New York since emigrating from Mexico when Tina was only six years old.  Eliana longs to return to Mexico, while Tina desires acceptance in America. The ineffable bond formed between the two formidable women has made them not only each other’s stalwart support in a hostile world but a potential millstone as well.

The Infiltrators

Following a successful Sundance Film Festival, where the film received two NEXT Awards Cristina Ibarra and Alex Rivera's film is headed to SXSW. Based on true events, The Infiltrators is both a suspenseful account of a high-stakes mission and an emotionally charged portrait of visionary youth fighting for their community.Co-directors Alex Rivera and Cristina Ibarra are alumni of the NALIP Latino Media Market.

Building the American Dream

Director Chelsea Hernandez' Building the American Dream captures a turning point as a movement forms to fight widespread construction industry injustices.

Red 11 

From Director Robert Rodriguez' own story notes from his experiences in a Medical Research Facility, RED 11 is a horror thriller set in a dark, twisted version of the Legal Drug Research business. 

Read the Full List: www.remezcla.com


          Threat of Extended Flooding in the Midwest, Rockies and Great Plains      Cache   Translate Page      
Here is the latest from the National Weather Service:

But, the above map may be very conservative. This tweet came in at 7pm CDT.
This flooding in off the map in southwest South Dakota. All of this moisture and snow is present even before tomorrow's storm drops more heavy snow on the region.

Don't consider this information merely "interesting." If you live anywhere near a river,  I recommending you begin planning, perhaps by consulting your local emergency manager. Once these rivers begin flooding, they will stay above flood stage for a considerable period of time.

ADDITION: Just after I finished the above, the Governor of Nebraska issued a State of Emergency for Flooding for that state. [721p CST]

SECOND UPDATE: The snowpack in Breckenridge, Colorado, today as demonstrated by nephew Parker.
This at the base of the mountain with much more at the top. In addition, more very heavy snow will fall tonight through Wednesday night.
          (USA-TX-HOUSTON) RN-II - Registered Nurse - Medical Surgical ICU - Part-time      Cache   Translate Page      
RN-II - Registered Nurse - Medical Surgical ICU - Part-time **Location:** **HOUSTON, TEXAS, UNITED STATES** **New** **Field:** RN **Requisition #:** 2019-R0213603 **Post Date:** 7 hours ago **Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center** A quaternary care facility that is home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a world-class cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD–consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best in Cardiovascular Services & Heart Surgery. The first hospital in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award four consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s is home to three freestanding community emergency centers (Holcombe, Pearland, and San Felipe) offering adult and pediatric care–treating more than 51,000 patients annually. The hospital holds a collaborative partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and affiliations with The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, The University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston), Houston Baptist University, and Prairie View A&M University. **Position Summary** The Registered Nurse II practices as a full partner on the multidisciplinary team. Independently plans, implements, and evaluates patient care and performs related duties as required. Assesses patient's needs for nursing care, assures continuity of care through appropriate discharge planning, patient education and coordination of services, and acts as a patient and family advocate. Demonstrates and models the full range of nursing professional practice in both patient care provided and in development of strategies to improve patient outcomes, satisfaction, and cost effectiveness at the unit level. Minimum Requirements: Education and Licensure: + Associate Degree of Nursing + Diploma in Nursing + BLS required (and ACLS, if applicable) + Certifications for Nursing Specialty,if applicable (see addendum) **Minimum Experience:** + At least one (1) year of RN experience + Demonstrated competence in Clinical Nurse Iperformance expectations or meets experience requirements upon hire **Minimum Knowledge and Skills:** + Strong interpersonal, communication, andorganizational skills. **Position Responsibilities:** 1. Demonstrates accountability for professional development that improves the quality of professional practice and patient care. 2. Serves as a highly engaged and full partner on the care team and responds willingly to care team member needs for assistance. 3. Adapts to change and demonstrates flexibility with the change process. 4. Leads multidisciplinary rounds to facilitate appropriateness of care and smooth transitions across the continuum. 5. Effectively applies the nursing process within the framework of the organization’s professional model of care, using the nursing process to meet the clinical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of the patient and family. 6. Formulates a plan of care and daily goals that takes into consideration the individualized needs of the patient. 7. Effectively delegates care as appropriate while retaining accountability for the quality of care given to patients and families. 8. Consistently documents in the patient and unit records according to written health system standards of care in order to meet legal and quality patient care requirements. 9. Provides safe therapeutic care in a holistic and systematic way. Incorporates differences into the provision of care. Integrates knowledge, skills and experiences to meet the needs of patients and families throughout the continuum. 10. In conjunction with case management, develops a plan to connect the patient and family to the appropriate community resources to meet their post-acute care needs. 11. Incorporates national and organizational goals to improve quality, patient safety and satisfaction. 12. Creates a caring and compassionate patient focused experience by building healing relationships with patients, families, and colleagues. 13. Identifies ethical situations within patient care or within the workforce and seeks to mitigate as appropriate. 14. Practices solid communication skills and is able to articulate and translate the patient’s condition to physicians and other colleagues; effectively utilizes AIDET and SBAR communication methods. 15. Demonstrates knowledge of principles of adult learning (and/or teaching children) and applies in teaching patients, families, students and new staff. 16. Provides detailed and appropriate teaching to patients and families to meet regulatory requirements and effectively prepare them for the episode of care as well as transitions from one level of care to another. 17. Creates an environment of open dialogue, inquiry, and continuous development by asking for feedback and improving practice. 18. Identifies opportunities for quality improvement to colleagues and management. 19. Applies evidence-based practice as a regular aspect of professional practice. 20. Ensures improvements in the practice setting by assuming responsibility for self-development in life-long learning. 21. Demonstrates commitment to the goals and values of patient, hospital, community and nursing profession through cost containment measures, maintaining confidentiality, appropriate ethical decision-making, adherence to organizational policies and procedures, and ensuring patient safety. 22. Demonstrates an understanding of cultural intelligence, workplace horizontal violence and impairment and holds peers accountable for healthy relationships. 23. Models safe work hours, time management and healthy lifestyles. 24. Participates in unit-based shared governance activities while on duty. 25. Takes personal accountability for improving quality, patient safety and satisfaction outcomes. 26. Participates in quality of care activities, evaluates the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice. **Desired Skills:** + ICU Experience Additional Information + **Requisition ID: 2019-R0213603** + **Schedule: Part-time** + **Market: CHI St. Luke's Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center** About Us Chances are, you’re here because you’re looking for a career offering greater opportunity, challenge and fulfillment. We’re confident you’ll find all three at CHI. As one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, we offer a wealth of careers across more than 101 hospitals in 18 states. Our faith-based health system welcomes you to share in our mission of building healthier communities, whether as a surgeon in the operating room or an administrator in a conference room. When you work in a supportive environment with like-minded professionals, wonderful things happen. Learn More Equal Opportunity Employment Consistent with our Core Values, Catholic Health Initiatives employers are EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employers. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employement without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, protected veteran status, disabilitiy or any other legally protected characteristic. ​
          (USA-TX-HOUSTON) RN-II Specialty - Registered Nurse - Cardiovascular ICU (Nights) - Full-time      Cache   Translate Page      
RN-II Specialty - Registered Nurse - Cardiovascular ICU (Nights) - Full-time **Location:** **HOUSTON, TEXAS, UNITED STATES** **New** **Field:** RN **Requisition #:** 2019-R0215500 **Post Date:** 6 hours ago **Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center** A quaternary care facility that is home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a world-class cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD–consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best in Cardiovascular Services & Heart Surgery. The first hospital in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award four consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s is home to three freestanding community emergency centers (Holcombe, Pearland, and San Felipe) offering adult and pediatric care–treating more than 51,000 patients annually. The hospital holds a collaborative partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and affiliations with The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, The University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston), Houston Baptist University, and Prairie View A&M University. **Position Summary** The Registered Nurse II practices as a full partner on the multidisciplinary team. Independently plans, implements, and evaluates patient care and performs related duties as required. Assesses patient's needs for nursing care, assures continuity of care through appropriate discharge planning, patient education and coordination of services, and acts as a patient and family advocate. Demonstrates and models the full range of nursing professional practice in both patient care provided and in development of strategies to improve patient outcomes, satisfaction, and cost effectiveness at the unit level. **MinimumRequirements:** **Educationand Licensure:** + Associate Degree of Nursing + Diploma in Nursing + BLS required (and ACLS, if applicable) + Certifications for Nursing Specialty,if applicable (see addendum) **Minimum Experience:** + At least one (1) year of RN experience + Demonstrated competence in Clinical Nurse Iperformance expectations or meets experience requirements upon hire **Minimum Knowledge and Skills:** + Strong interpersonal, communication, andorganizational skills. **Position Responsibilities:** 1. Demonstrates accountability for professional development that improves the quality of professional practice and patient care. 2. Serves as a highly engaged and full partner on the care team and responds willingly to care team member needs for assistance. 3. Adapts to change and demonstrates flexibility with the change process. 4. Leads multidisciplinary rounds to facilitate appropriateness of care and smooth transitions across the continuum. 5. Effectively applies the nursing process within the framework of the organization’s professional model of care, using the nursing process to meet the clinical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of the patient and family. 6. Formulates a plan of care and daily goals that takes into consideration the individualized needs of the patient. 7. Effectively delegates care as appropriate while retaining accountability for the quality of care given to patients and families. 8. Consistently documents in the patient and unit records according to written health system standards of care in order to meet legal and quality patient care requirements. 9. Provides safe therapeutic care in a holistic and systematic way. Incorporates differences into the provision of care. Integrates knowledge, skills and experiences to meet the needs of patients and families throughout the continuum. 10. In conjunction with case management, develops a plan to connect the patient and family to the appropriate community resources to meet their post-acute care needs. 11. Incorporates national and organizational goals to improve quality, patient safety and satisfaction. 12. Creates a caring and compassionate patient focused experience by building healing relationships with patients, families, and colleagues. 13. Identifies ethical situations within patient care or within the workforce and seeks to mitigate as appropriate. 14. Practices solid communication skills and is able to articulate and translate the patient’s condition to physicians and other colleagues; effectively utilizes AIDET and SBAR communication methods. 15. Demonstrates knowledge of principles of adult learning (and/or teaching children) and applies in teaching patients, families, students and new staff. 16. Provides detailed and appropriate teaching to patients and families to meet regulatory requirements and effectively prepare them for the episode of care as well as transitions from one level of care to another. 17. Creates an environment of open dialogue, inquiry, and continuous development by asking for feedback and improving practice. 18. Identifies opportunities for quality improvement to colleagues and management. 19. Applies evidence-based practice as a regular aspect of professional practice. 20. Ensures improvements in the practice setting by assuming responsibility for self-development in life-long learning. 21. Demonstrates commitment to the goals and values of patient, hospital, community and nursing profession through cost containment measures, maintaining confidentiality, appropriate ethical decision-making, adherence to organizational policies and procedures, and ensuring patient safety. 22. Demonstrates an understanding of cultural intelligence, workplace horizontal violence and impairment and holds peers accountable for healthy relationships. 23. Models safe work hours, time management and healthy lifestyles. 24. Participates in unit-based shared governance activities while on duty. 25. Takes personal accountability for improving quality, patient safety and satisfaction outcomes. 26. Participates in quality of care activities, evaluates the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice. **Desired Skills:** + ICU Experience Additional Information + **Requisition ID: 2019-R0215500** + **Schedule: Full-time** + **Market: CHI St. Luke's Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center** About Us Chances are, you’re here because you’re looking for a career offering greater opportunity, challenge and fulfillment. We’re confident you’ll find all three at CHI. As one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, we offer a wealth of careers across more than 101 hospitals in 18 states. Our faith-based health system welcomes you to share in our mission of building healthier communities, whether as a surgeon in the operating room or an administrator in a conference room. When you work in a supportive environment with like-minded professionals, wonderful things happen. Learn More Equal Opportunity Employment Consistent with our Core Values, Catholic Health Initiatives employers are EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employers. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employement without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, protected veteran status, disabilitiy or any other legally protected characteristic. ​
          (USA-NE-OMAHA) OB Tech - Nights - CUMC-Bergan Mercy      Cache   Translate Page      
OB Tech - Nights - CUMC-Bergan Mercy **Location:** **OMAHA, NEBRASKA, UNITED STATES** **New** **Field:** Clinical Support **Requisition #:** 2019-R0215815 **Post Date:** 6 hours ago **Position Type:** Regular **Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period:** 72 **Primary Location:** NE > OMAHA > CUMC-BERGAN MERCY CHI Health is a regional health network with a unified mission: nurturing the healing ministry of the Church while creating healthier communities. Headquartered in Omaha, the combined organization consists of 15 hospitals, two stand-alone behavioral health facilities and more than 150 employed physician practice locations in Nebraska and southwestern Iowa. More than 12,000 employees comprise the workforce of this network that includes 2,820 licensed beds and serves as the primary teaching partner of Creighton University’s health sciences schools. In fiscal year 2014, the organization provided a combined $149.3 million in quantified community benefit including services for the poor, free clinics, education and research. With locations stretching from Kearney, Neb. to Missouri Valley, Iowa, the health network is the largest in Nebraska and serves residents of Nebraska and southwest Iowa. For more information, visit online at CHIhealth.com. PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES: + Assists in the admission, discharge,and transfer process as directed by the RN. Takes patient age, physicalabilities, and/or developmental needs into account when communicating patientneeds. + Sets up tables, instruments, andsupplies required for cesarean sections, vaginal deliveries, and circumcisions.Maintains sterile technique. + Responds to patient calls,anticipates patient needs, and assures patient safety and comfort throughregular rounds, environmental maintenance and other appropriate safetymeasures. Bases care on patients’ age, physical abilities, and/or developmentalneeds into account when communicating patient needs. + Maintains appropriate stock andequipment inventories in the department and patient rooms and appropriatelycharges/credits them. + Assists in the preparation anddraping of patient and operative area. Prepares, passes, and maintains acorrect count of instruments, sutures, sponges, and supplies utilized duringthe operative procedure. + Maintains surgical instruments byinsuring proper washing, packaging, sterilization, and storage on unit. + Assumes responsibility for personaland professional growth through participation in unit meetings, inserviceprograms, continuing education, programs and fulfills yearly requirements asstated by policy. Assists in the orientation of new staff andparticipates in unit Quality Improvement activities. + Complies with internal and externalregulations, policies, and procedures. Participates in achieving nursingdivision goals and supports the Shared Governance structure. 6:30pm-7:00am, every 3rd weekend and rotating holidays EDUCATION AND/OR LICENSURE: Required: BLS or BLS instructor certification is required upon hire. Acceptable credentialing bodies and certifications include the following: American Heart Association: Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers. Preferred: High School Graduate or Equivalent. Completion of Surgical Tech Program or Nurse Assistant training, or Current Student in Nursing School program, or equivalent experience. EXPERIENCE: Preferred: Six months previous experience in OR/L&D. OR Six months experience in an acute care hospital or skilled care facility in the acute care area. KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES: Knowledge of instruments and their use; instrument sterilization techniques. Ability to take vital signs of mother and fetal heart tones. Ability to provide comfort to patient. Good oral and written communications skills. Job requires continuous reading skills, verbal communication skills, and written communication skills. Ability to organize and prioritize work. Additional Information + **Requisition ID: 2019-R0215815** + **Schedule: Full-time** + **Shift: Night Job** + **Market: CHI Health** About Us Chances are, you’re here because you’re looking for a career offering greater opportunity, challenge and fulfillment. We’re confident you’ll find all three at CHI. As one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, we offer a wealth of careers across more than 101 hospitals in 18 states. Our faith-based health system welcomes you to share in our mission of building healthier communities, whether as a surgeon in the operating room or an administrator in a conference room. When you work in a supportive environment with like-minded professionals, wonderful things happen. Learn More Equal Opportunity Employment Consistent with our Core Values, Catholic Health Initiatives employers are EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employers. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employement without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, protected veteran status, disabilitiy or any other legally protected characteristic. ​
          (USA-TX-HOUSTON) RN-II Specialty - Registered Nurse - Cardiovascular ICU (Days) - Full-time      Cache   Translate Page      
RN-II Specialty - Registered Nurse - Cardiovascular ICU (Days) - Full-time **Location:** **HOUSTON, TEXAS, UNITED STATES** **New** **Field:** RN **Requisition #:** 2019-R0215495 **Post Date:** 6 hours ago **Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center** A quaternary care facility that is home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a world-class cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD–consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best in Cardiovascular Services & Heart Surgery. The first hospital in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award four consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s is home to three freestanding community emergency centers (Holcombe, Pearland, and San Felipe) offering adult and pediatric care–treating more than 51,000 patients annually. The hospital holds a collaborative partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and affiliations with The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, The University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston), Houston Baptist University, and Prairie View A&M University. **Position Summary** The Registered Nurse II practices as a full partner on the multidisciplinary team. Independently plans, implements, and evaluates patient care and performs related duties as required. Assesses patient's needs for nursing care, assures continuity of care through appropriate discharge planning, patient education and coordination of services, and acts as a patient and family advocate. Demonstrates and models the full range of nursing professional practice in both patient care provided and in development of strategies to improve patient outcomes, satisfaction, and cost effectiveness at the unit level. **MinimumRequirements:** **Educationand Licensure:** + Associate Degree of Nursing + Diploma in Nursing + BLS required (and ACLS, if applicable) + Certifications for Nursing Specialty,if applicable (see addendum) **Minimum Experience:** + At least one (1) year of RN experience + Demonstrated competence in Clinical Nurse Iperformance expectations or meets experience requirements upon hire **Minimum Knowledge and Skills:** + Strong interpersonal, communication, andorganizational skills. **Position Responsibilities:** 1. Demonstrates accountability for professional development that improves the quality of professional practice and patient care. 2. Serves as a highly engaged and full partner on the care team and responds willingly to care team member needs for assistance. 3. Adapts to change and demonstrates flexibility with the change process. 4. Leads multidisciplinary rounds to facilitate appropriateness of care and smooth transitions across the continuum. 5. Effectively applies the nursing process within the framework of the organization’s professional model of care, using the nursing process to meet the clinical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of the patient and family. 6. Formulates a plan of care and daily goals that takes into consideration the individualized needs of the patient. 7. Effectively delegates care as appropriate while retaining accountability for the quality of care given to patients and families. 8. Consistently documents in the patient and unit records according to written health system standards of care in order to meet legal and quality patient care requirements. 9. Provides safe therapeutic care in a holistic and systematic way. Incorporates differences into the provision of care. Integrates knowledge, skills and experiences to meet the needs of patients and families throughout the continuum. 10. In conjunction with case management, develops a plan to connect the patient and family to the appropriate community resources to meet their post-acute care needs. 11. Incorporates national and organizational goals to improve quality, patient safety and satisfaction. 12. Creates a caring and compassionate patient focused experience by building healing relationships with patients, families, and colleagues. 13. Identifies ethical situations within patient care or within the workforce and seeks to mitigate as appropriate. 14. Practices solid communication skills and is able to articulate and translate the patient’s condition to physicians and other colleagues; effectively utilizes AIDET and SBAR communication methods. 15. Demonstrates knowledge of principles of adult learning (and/or teaching children) and applies in teaching patients, families, students and new staff. 16. Provides detailed and appropriate teaching to patients and families to meet regulatory requirements and effectively prepare them for the episode of care as well as transitions from one level of care to another. 17. Creates an environment of open dialogue, inquiry, and continuous development by asking for feedback and improving practice. 18. Identifies opportunities for quality improvement to colleagues and management. 19. Applies evidence-based practice as a regular aspect of professional practice. 20. Ensures improvements in the practice setting by assuming responsibility for self-development in life-long learning. 21. Demonstrates commitment to the goals and values of patient, hospital, community and nursing profession through cost containment measures, maintaining confidentiality, appropriate ethical decision-making, adherence to organizational policies and procedures, and ensuring patient safety. 22. Demonstrates an understanding of cultural intelligence, workplace horizontal violence and impairment and holds peers accountable for healthy relationships. 23. Models safe work hours, time management and healthy lifestyles. 24. Participates in unit-based shared governance activities while on duty. 25. Takes personal accountability for improving quality, patient safety and satisfaction outcomes. 26. Participates in quality of care activities, evaluates the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice. **Desired Skills:** + ICU Experience Additional Information + **Requisition ID: 2019-R0215495** + **Schedule: Full-time** + **Market: CHI St. Luke's Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center** About Us Chances are, you’re here because you’re looking for a career offering greater opportunity, challenge and fulfillment. We’re confident you’ll find all three at CHI. As one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, we offer a wealth of careers across more than 101 hospitals in 18 states. Our faith-based health system welcomes you to share in our mission of building healthier communities, whether as a surgeon in the operating room or an administrator in a conference room. When you work in a supportive environment with like-minded professionals, wonderful things happen. Learn More Equal Opportunity Employment Consistent with our Core Values, Catholic Health Initiatives employers are EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employers. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employement without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, protected veteran status, disabilitiy or any other legally protected characteristic. ​
          (USA-TX-HOUSTON) RN-II SPECIALTY ICU Full Time Float Pool      Cache   Translate Page      
RN-II SPECIALTY ICU Full Time Float Pool **Location:** **HOUSTON, TEXAS, UNITED STATES** **New** **Field:** RN **Requisition #:** 2019-R0211761 **Post Date:** 4 hours ago **Position Type:** Regular **Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period:** 72 **Primary Location:** TX > HOUSTON > ST LUKES MEDICAL CENTER Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center A quaternary care facility that is home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a world-class cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD–consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best in Cardiovascular Services & Heart Surgery. The first hospital in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award four consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s is home to three freestanding community emergency centers (Holcombe, Pearland, and San Felipe) offering adult and pediatric care–treating more than 51,000 patients annually. The hospital holds a collaborative partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and affiliations with The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, The University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston), Houston Baptist University, and Prairie View A&M University. POSITION SUMMARY The Registered Nurse II practices as a full partner on the multidisciplinary team. Independently plans, implements, and evaluates patient care and performs related duties as required. Assesses patient's needs for nursing care, assures continuity of care through appropriate discharge planning, patient education and coordination of services, and acts as a patient and family advocate. Demonstrates and models the full range of nursing professional practice in both patient care provided and in development of strategies to improve patient outcomes, satisfaction, and cost effectiveness at the unit level. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Licensure Required: • Registered Nurse (RN) • Required: ADN or Diploma • Preferred: BSN • BLS required (and ACLS, if applicable) • Certifications for Nursing Specialty, if applicable: https://www.nursingworld.org/organizational-programs/magnet/accepted-certifications/ Minimum Experience: • Required: 1 year of RN experience • Preferred: 2 years of RN experience • Demonstrated competence in Registered Nurse I performance expectations or meets experience requirements upon hire POSITION RESPONSIBILITES 1. Demonstrates accountability for professional development that improves the quality of professional practice and patient care. 2. Serves as a highly engaged and full partner on the care team and responds willingly to care team member needs for assistance. 3. Adapts to change and demonstrates flexibility with the change process. 4. Leads multidisciplinary rounds to facilitate appropriateness of care and smooth transitions across the continuum. 5. Effectively applies the nursing process within the framework of the organization’s professional model of care, using the nursing process to meet the clinical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of the patient and family. 6. Formulates a plan of care and daily goals that takes into consideration the individualized needs of the patient. 7. Effectively delegates care as appropriate while retaining accountability for the quality of care given to patients and families. 8. Consistently documents in the patient and unit records according to written health system standards of care in order to meet legal and quality patient care requirements. 9. Provides safe therapeutic care in a holistic and systematic way. Incorporates differences into the provision of care. Integrates knowledge, skills and experiences to meet the needs of patients and families throughout the continuum. 10. In conjunction with case management, develops a plan to connect the patient and family to the appropriate community resources to meet their post-acute care needs. 11. Incorporates national and organizational goals to improve quality, patient safety and satisfaction. 12. Creates a caring and compassionate patient focused experience by building healing relationships with patients, families, and colleagues. 13. Identifies ethical situations within patient care or within the workforce and seeks to mitigate as appropriate. 14. Practices solid communication skills and is able to articulate and translate the patient’s condition to physicians and other colleagues; effectively utilizes AIDET and SBAR communication methods. 15. Demonstrates knowledge of principles of adult learning (and/or teaching children) and applies in teaching patients, families, students and new staff. 16. Provides detailed and appropriate teaching to patients and families to meet regulatory requirements and effectively prepare them for the episode of care as well as transitions from one level of care to another. 17. Creates an environment of open dialogue, inquiry, and continuous development by asking for feedback and improving practice. 18. Identifies opportunities for quality improvement to colleagues and management. 19. Applies evidence-based practice as a regular aspect of professional practice. 20. Ensures improvements in the practice setting by assuming responsibility for self-development in life-long learning. 21. Demonstrates commitment to the goals and values of patient, hospital, community and nursing profession through cost containment measures, maintaining confidentiality, appropriate ethical decision-making, adherence to organizational policies and procedures, and ensuring patient safety. 22. Demonstrates an understanding of cultural intelligence, workplace horizontal violence and impairment and holds peers accountable for healthy relationships. 23. Models safe work hours, time management and healthy lifestyles. 24. Participates in unit-based shared governance activities while on duty. 25. Takes personal accountability for improving quality, patient safety and satisfaction outcomes. 26. Participates in quality of care activities, evaluates the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice. Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Validation is required for the skills needed In the following areas for providing care within ICU Float Pool: • Bladder Scan; Perineal Care; Alteplace for Acute Ischemic Stroke; Aterial and Venous Sheath Removal; Arterial Catheter Insertion; Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults; Aspiration Precautions; Automated External Defibrillator; Blood and Fluid Pressure Infusers; Blood Glucose Monitoring; Blood Specimen Collection; Bronchospasm; Cardiac Monitor Setup and Lead Placement; Central Parenteral Nutrition; Central Venous Catheter; Chest Drainage Device; Code Management; Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy; Emergency Thoracotomy and Internal Defibrillation; Feeding Tube; Gastric Lavage for Gastrointestinal Bleeding; Hyperthermia Blanket; Intraaortic Balloon Pump Management; Intracranial Pressure Monitoring; IV Therapy; Laryngospasm; Massive Transfusion; Mechanical Ventilation; Moderate Sedation; Nasogastric Tube; Oral Hygiene; Pain Assessment and Management; Rapid Sequence Induction for Intubation; Restraint Application; Suicide Assessment and Precautions; Transfusion Reaction; Universal Protocol for Procedural Time-outs; Urinary Catheter; Wound Drainage Evacuation. • BLS, and ACLS certification Additional Information + **Requisition ID: 2019-R0211761** + **Schedule: Full-time** + **Shift: Variable** + **Market: CHI St. Luke's Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center** About Us Chances are, you’re here because you’re looking for a career offering greater opportunity, challenge and fulfillment. We’re confident you’ll find all three at CHI. As one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, we offer a wealth of careers across more than 101 hospitals in 18 states. Our faith-based health system welcomes you to share in our mission of building healthier communities, whether as a surgeon in the operating room or an administrator in a conference room. When you work in a supportive environment with like-minded professionals, wonderful things happen. Learn More Equal Opportunity Employment Consistent with our Core Values, Catholic Health Initiatives employers are EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employers. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employement without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, protected veteran status, disabilitiy or any other legally protected characteristic. ​
          (USA-TX-HOUSTON) RN-II SPECIALTY CVT Full Time Float Pool      Cache   Translate Page      
RN-II SPECIALTY CVT Full Time Float Pool **Location:** **HOUSTON, TEXAS, UNITED STATES** **New** **Field:** RN **Requisition #:** 2019-R0211682 **Post Date:** 4 hours ago **Position Type:** Regular **Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period:** 72 **Primary Location:** TX > HOUSTON > ST LUKES MEDICAL CENTER Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center A quaternary care facility that is home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a world-class cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD–consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best in Cardiovascular Services & Heart Surgery. The first hospital in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award four consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s is home to three freestanding community emergency centers (Holcombe, Pearland, and San Felipe) offering adult and pediatric care–treating more than 51,000 patients annually. The hospital holds a collaborative partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and affiliations with The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, The University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston), Houston Baptist University, and Prairie View A&M University. POSITION SUMMARY The Registered Nurse II practices as a full partner on the multidisciplinary team. Independently plans, implements, and evaluates patient care and performs related duties as required. Assesses patient's needs for nursing care, assures continuity of care through appropriate discharge planning, patient education and coordination of services, and acts as a patient and family advocate. Demonstrates and models the full range of nursing professional practice in both patient care provided and in development of strategies to improve patient outcomes, satisfaction, and cost effectiveness at the unit level. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Licensure Required: • Registered Nurse (RN) • Required: ADN or Diploma • Preferred: BSN • BLS required (and ACLS, if applicable) • Certifications for Nursing Specialty, if applicable: https://www.nursingworld.org/organizational-programs/magnet/accepted-certifications/ Minimum Experience: • Required: 1 year of RN experience • Preferred: 2 years of RN experience • Demonstrated competence in Registered Nurse I performance expectations or meets experience requirements upon hire POSITION RESPONSIBILITES 1. Demonstrates accountability for professional development that improves the quality of professional practice and patient care. 2. Serves as a highly engaged and full partner on the care team and responds willingly to care team member needs for assistance. 3. Adapts to change and demonstrates flexibility with the change process. 4. Leads multidisciplinary rounds to facilitate appropriateness of care and smooth transitions across the continuum. 5. Effectively applies the nursing process within the framework of the organization’s professional model of care, using the nursing process to meet the clinical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of the patient and family. 6. Formulates a plan of care and daily goals that takes into consideration the individualized needs of the patient. 7. Effectively delegates care as appropriate while retaining accountability for the quality of care given to patients and families. 8. Consistently documents in the patient and unit records according to written health system standards of care in order to meet legal and quality patient care requirements. 9. Provides safe therapeutic care in a holistic and systematic way. Incorporates differences into the provision of care. Integrates knowledge, skills and experiences to meet the needs of patients and families throughout the continuum. 10. In conjunction with case management, develops a plan to connect the patient and family to the appropriate community resources to meet their post-acute care needs. 11. Incorporates national and organizational goals to improve quality, patient safety and satisfaction. 12. Creates a caring and compassionate patient focused experience by building healing relationships with patients, families, and colleagues. 13. Identifies ethical situations within patient care or within the workforce and seeks to mitigate as appropriate. 14. Practices solid communication skills and is able to articulate and translate the patient’s condition to physicians and other colleagues; effectively utilizes AIDET and SBAR communication methods. 15. Demonstrates knowledge of principles of adult learning (and/or teaching children) and applies in teaching patients, families, students and new staff. 16. Provides detailed and appropriate teaching to patients and families to meet regulatory requirements and effectively prepare them for the episode of care as well as transitions from one level of care to another. 17. Creates an environment of open dialogue, inquiry, and continuous development by asking for feedback and improving practice. 18. Identifies opportunities for quality improvement to colleagues and management. 19. Applies evidence-based practice as a regular aspect of professional practice. 20. Ensures improvements in the practice setting by assuming responsibility for self-development in life-long learning. 21. Demonstrates commitment to the goals and values of patient, hospital, community and nursing profession through cost containment measures, maintaining confidentiality, appropriate ethical decision-making, adherence to organizational policies and procedures, and ensuring patient safety. 22. Demonstrates an understanding of cultural intelligence, workplace horizontal violence and impairment and holds peers accountable for healthy relationships. 23. Models safe work hours, time management and healthy lifestyles. 24. Participates in unit-based shared governance activities while on duty. 25. Takes personal accountability for improving quality, patient safety and satisfaction outcomes. 26. Participates in quality of care activities, evaluates the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice. Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Validation is required for the skills needed in the following areas for providing care in Medical Surgical Units: · Bladder Scan; Perineal Care; Urinary Catheter; Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults; Aspiration Precautions; Blood Glucose Monitoring; Cardiac Monitor Setup and Lead Placement; Central Venous Catheter; Fall Prevention; Isolation Precautions; Nasogastric Tube; Oral Hygiene; Pain Assessment and Management; Restraint Application; Suicide Assessment and Precautions; Universal Protocol for Procedural Time-outs; Urinary Catheter; Wound Drainage Evacuation. · BLS certification Additional Information + **Requisition ID: 2019-R0211682** + **Schedule: Full-time** + **Shift: Variable** + **Market: CHI St. Luke's Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center** About Us Chances are, you’re here because you’re looking for a career offering greater opportunity, challenge and fulfillment. We’re confident you’ll find all three at CHI. As one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, we offer a wealth of careers across more than 101 hospitals in 18 states. Our faith-based health system welcomes you to share in our mission of building healthier communities, whether as a surgeon in the operating room or an administrator in a conference room. When you work in a supportive environment with like-minded professionals, wonderful things happen. Learn More Equal Opportunity Employment Consistent with our Core Values, Catholic Health Initiatives employers are EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employers. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employement without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, protected veteran status, disabilitiy or any other legally protected characteristic. ​
          (USA-TX-HOUSTON) RN-II SPECIALTY CVT Part Time Float Pool      Cache   Translate Page      
RN-II SPECIALTY CVT Part Time Float Pool **Location:** **HOUSTON, TEXAS, UNITED STATES** **New** **Field:** RN **Requisition #:** 2019-R0211684 **Post Date:** 4 hours ago **Position Type:** Regular **Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period:** 48 **Primary Location:** TX > HOUSTON > ST LUKES MEDICAL CENTER Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center A quaternary care facility that is home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a world-class cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD–consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best in Cardiovascular Services & Heart Surgery. The first hospital in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award four consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s is home to three freestanding community emergency centers (Holcombe, Pearland, and San Felipe) offering adult and pediatric care–treating more than 51,000 patients annually. The hospital holds a collaborative partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and affiliations with The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, The University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston), Houston Baptist University, and Prairie View A&M University. POSITION SUMMARY The Registered Nurse II practices as a full partner on the multidisciplinary team. Independently plans, implements, and evaluates patient care and performs related duties as required. Assesses patient's needs for nursing care, assures continuity of care through appropriate discharge planning, patient education and coordination of services, and acts as a patient and family advocate. Demonstrates and models the full range of nursing professional practice in both patient care provided and in development of strategies to improve patient outcomes, satisfaction, and cost effectiveness at the unit level. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Licensure Required: • Registered Nurse (RN) • Required: ADN or Diploma • Preferred: BSN • BLS required (and ACLS, if applicable) • Certifications for Nursing Specialty, if applicable: https://www.nursingworld.org/organizational-programs/magnet/accepted-certifications/ Minimum Experience: • Required: 1 year of RN experience • Preferred: 2 years of RN experience • Demonstrated competence in Registered Nurse I performance expectations or meets experience requirements upon hire POSITION RESPONSIBILITES 1. Demonstrates accountability for professional development that improves the quality of professional practice and patient care. 2. Serves as a highly engaged and full partner on the care team and responds willingly to care team member needs for assistance. 3. Adapts to change and demonstrates flexibility with the change process. 4. Leads multidisciplinary rounds to facilitate appropriateness of care and smooth transitions across the continuum. 5. Effectively applies the nursing process within the framework of the organization’s professional model of care, using the nursing process to meet the clinical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of the patient and family. 6. Formulates a plan of care and daily goals that takes into consideration the individualized needs of the patient. 7. Effectively delegates care as appropriate while retaining accountability for the quality of care given to patients and families. 8. Consistently documents in the patient and unit records according to written health system standards of care in order to meet legal and quality patient care requirements. 9. Provides safe therapeutic care in a holistic and systematic way. Incorporates differences into the provision of care. Integrates knowledge, skills and experiences to meet the needs of patients and families throughout the continuum. 10. In conjunction with case management, develops a plan to connect the patient and family to the appropriate community resources to meet their post-acute care needs. 11. Incorporates national and organizational goals to improve quality, patient safety and satisfaction. 12. Creates a caring and compassionate patient focused experience by building healing relationships with patients, families, and colleagues. 13. Identifies ethical situations within patient care or within the workforce and seeks to mitigate as appropriate. 14. Practices solid communication skills and is able to articulate and translate the patient’s condition to physicians and other colleagues; effectively utilizes AIDET and SBAR communication methods. 15. Demonstrates knowledge of principles of adult learning (and/or teaching children) and applies in teaching patients, families, students and new staff. 16. Provides detailed and appropriate teaching to patients and families to meet regulatory requirements and effectively prepare them for the episode of care as well as transitions from one level of care to another. 17. Creates an environment of open dialogue, inquiry, and continuous development by asking for feedback and improving practice. 18. Identifies opportunities for quality improvement to colleagues and management. 19. Applies evidence-based practice as a regular aspect of professional practice. 20. Ensures improvements in the practice setting by assuming responsibility for self-development in life-long learning. 21. Demonstrates commitment to the goals and values of patient, hospital, community and nursing profession through cost containment measures, maintaining confidentiality, appropriate ethical decision-making, adherence to organizational policies and procedures, and ensuring patient safety. 22. Demonstrates an understanding of cultural intelligence, workplace horizontal violence and impairment and holds peers accountable for healthy relationships. 23. Models safe work hours, time management and healthy lifestyles. 24. Participates in unit-based shared governance activities while on duty. 25. Takes personal accountability for improving quality, patient safety and satisfaction outcomes. 26. Participates in quality of care activities, evaluates the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice. Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Validation is required for the skills needed in the following areas for providing care in Medical Surgical Units: · Bladder Scan; Perineal Care; Urinary Catheter; Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults; Aspiration Precautions; Blood Glucose Monitoring; Cardiac Monitor Setup and Lead Placement; Central Venous Catheter; Fall Prevention; Isolation Precautions; Nasogastric Tube; Oral Hygiene; Pain Assessment and Management; Restraint Application; Suicide Assessment and Precautions; Universal Protocol for Procedural Time-outs; Urinary Catheter; Wound Drainage Evacuation. · BLS certification Additional Information + **Requisition ID: 2019-R0211684** + **Schedule: Part-time** + **Shift: Variable** + **Market: CHI St. Luke's Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center** About Us Chances are, you’re here because you’re looking for a career offering greater opportunity, challenge and fulfillment. We’re confident you’ll find all three at CHI. As one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, we offer a wealth of careers across more than 101 hospitals in 18 states. Our faith-based health system welcomes you to share in our mission of building healthier communities, whether as a surgeon in the operating room or an administrator in a conference room. When you work in a supportive environment with like-minded professionals, wonderful things happen. Learn More Equal Opportunity Employment Consistent with our Core Values, Catholic Health Initiatives employers are EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employers. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employement without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, protected veteran status, disabilitiy or any other legally protected characteristic. ​
          (USA-TX-HOUSTON) RN-II SPECIALTY ICU Part Time Float Pool      Cache   Translate Page      
RN-II SPECIALTY ICU Part Time Float Pool **Location:** **HOUSTON, TEXAS, UNITED STATES** **New** **Field:** RN **Requisition #:** 2019-R0211767 **Post Date:** 4 hours ago **Position Type:** Regular **Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period:** 48 **Primary Location:** TX > HOUSTON > ST LUKES MEDICAL CENTER Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center A quaternary care facility that is home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a world-class cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD–consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best in Cardiovascular Services & Heart Surgery. The first hospital in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award four consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s is home to three freestanding community emergency centers (Holcombe, Pearland, and San Felipe) offering adult and pediatric care–treating more than 51,000 patients annually. The hospital holds a collaborative partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and affiliations with The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, The University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston), Houston Baptist University, and Prairie View A&M University. POSITION SUMMARY The Registered Nurse II practices as a full partner on the multidisciplinary team. Independently plans, implements, and evaluates patient care and performs related duties as required. Assesses patient's needs for nursing care, assures continuity of care through appropriate discharge planning, patient education and coordination of services, and acts as a patient and family advocate. Demonstrates and models the full range of nursing professional practice in both patient care provided and in development of strategies to improve patient outcomes, satisfaction, and cost effectiveness at the unit level. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Licensure Required: • Registered Nurse (RN) • Required: ADN or Diploma • Preferred: BSN • BLS required (and ACLS, if applicable) • Certifications for Nursing Specialty, if applicable: https://www.nursingworld.org/organizational-programs/magnet/accepted-certifications/ Minimum Experience: • Required: 1 year of RN experience • Preferred: 2 years of RN experience • Demonstrated competence in Registered Nurse I performance expectations or meets experience requirements upon hire POSITION RESPONSIBILITES 1. Demonstrates accountability for professional development that improves the quality of professional practice and patient care. 2. Serves as a highly engaged and full partner on the care team and responds willingly to care team member needs for assistance. 3. Adapts to change and demonstrates flexibility with the change process. 4. Leads multidisciplinary rounds to facilitate appropriateness of care and smooth transitions across the continuum. 5. Effectively applies the nursing process within the framework of the organization’s professional model of care, using the nursing process to meet the clinical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of the patient and family. 6. Formulates a plan of care and daily goals that takes into consideration the individualized needs of the patient. 7. Effectively delegates care as appropriate while retaining accountability for the quality of care given to patients and families. 8. Consistently documents in the patient and unit records according to written health system standards of care in order to meet legal and quality patient care requirements. 9. Provides safe therapeutic care in a holistic and systematic way. Incorporates differences into the provision of care. Integrates knowledge, skills and experiences to meet the needs of patients and families throughout the continuum. 10. In conjunction with case management, develops a plan to connect the patient and family to the appropriate community resources to meet their post-acute care needs. 11. Incorporates national and organizational goals to improve quality, patient safety and satisfaction. 12. Creates a caring and compassionate patient focused experience by building healing relationships with patients, families, and colleagues. 13. Identifies ethical situations within patient care or within the workforce and seeks to mitigate as appropriate. 14. Practices solid communication skills and is able to articulate and translate the patient’s condition to physicians and other colleagues; effectively utilizes AIDET and SBAR communication methods. 15. Demonstrates knowledge of principles of adult learning (and/or teaching children) and applies in teaching patients, families, students and new staff. 16. Provides detailed and appropriate teaching to patients and families to meet regulatory requirements and effectively prepare them for the episode of care as well as transitions from one level of care to another. 17. Creates an environment of open dialogue, inquiry, and continuous development by asking for feedback and improving practice. 18. Identifies opportunities for quality improvement to colleagues and management. 19. Applies evidence-based practice as a regular aspect of professional practice. 20. Ensures improvements in the practice setting by assuming responsibility for self-development in life-long learning. 21. Demonstrates commitment to the goals and values of patient, hospital, community and nursing profession through cost containment measures, maintaining confidentiality, appropriate ethical decision-making, adherence to organizational policies and procedures, and ensuring patient safety. 22. Demonstrates an understanding of cultural intelligence, workplace horizontal violence and impairment and holds peers accountable for healthy relationships. 23. Models safe work hours, time management and healthy lifestyles. 24. Participates in unit-based shared governance activities while on duty. 25. Takes personal accountability for improving quality, patient safety and satisfaction outcomes. 26. Participates in quality of care activities, evaluates the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice. Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Validation is required for the skills needed In the following areas for providing care within ICU Float Pool: • Bladder Scan; Perineal Care; Alteplace for Acute Ischemic Stroke; Aterial and Venous Sheath Removal; Arterial Catheter Insertion; Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults; Aspiration Precautions; Automated External Defibrillator; Blood and Fluid Pressure Infusers; Blood Glucose Monitoring; Blood Specimen Collection; Bronchospasm; Cardiac Monitor Setup and Lead Placement; Central Parenteral Nutrition; Central Venous Catheter; Chest Drainage Device; Code Management; Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy; Emergency Thoracotomy and Internal Defibrillation; Feeding Tube; Gastric Lavage for Gastrointestinal Bleeding; Hyperthermia Blanket; Intraaortic Balloon Pump Management; Intracranial Pressure Monitoring; IV Therapy; Laryngospasm; Massive Transfusion; Mechanical Ventilation; Moderate Sedation; Nasogastric Tube; Oral Hygiene; Pain Assessment and Management; Rapid Sequence Induction for Intubation; Restraint Application; Suicide Assessment and Precautions; Transfusion Reaction; Universal Protocol for Procedural Time-outs; Urinary Catheter; Wound Drainage Evacuation. • BLS, and ACLS certification Additional Information + **Requisition ID: 2019-R0211767** + **Schedule: Part-time** + **Shift: Variable** + **Market: CHI St. Luke's Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center** About Us Chances are, you’re here because you’re looking for a career offering greater opportunity, challenge and fulfillment. We’re confident you’ll find all three at CHI. As one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, we offer a wealth of careers across more than 101 hospitals in 18 states. Our faith-based health system welcomes you to share in our mission of building healthier communities, whether as a surgeon in the operating room or an administrator in a conference room. When you work in a supportive environment with like-minded professionals, wonderful things happen. Learn More Equal Opportunity Employment Consistent with our Core Values, Catholic Health Initiatives employers are EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employers. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employement without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, protected veteran status, disabilitiy or any other legally protected characteristic. ​
          (USA-TX-HOUSTON) RN-II SPECIALTY ICU Full Time Float Pool      Cache   Translate Page      
RN-II SPECIALTY ICU Full Time Float Pool **Location:** **HOUSTON, TEXAS, UNITED STATES** **New** **Field:** RN **Requisition #:** 2019-R0211765 **Post Date:** 4 hours ago **Position Type:** Regular **Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period:** 72 **Primary Location:** TX > HOUSTON > ST LUKES MEDICAL CENTER Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center A quaternary care facility that is home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a world-class cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD–consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best in Cardiovascular Services & Heart Surgery. The first hospital in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award four consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s is home to three freestanding community emergency centers (Holcombe, Pearland, and San Felipe) offering adult and pediatric care–treating more than 51,000 patients annually. The hospital holds a collaborative partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and affiliations with The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, The University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston), Houston Baptist University, and Prairie View A&M University. POSITION SUMMARY The Registered Nurse II practices as a full partner on the multidisciplinary team. Independently plans, implements, and evaluates patient care and performs related duties as required. Assesses patient's needs for nursing care, assures continuity of care through appropriate discharge planning, patient education and coordination of services, and acts as a patient and family advocate. Demonstrates and models the full range of nursing professional practice in both patient care provided and in development of strategies to improve patient outcomes, satisfaction, and cost effectiveness at the unit level. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Licensure Required: • Registered Nurse (RN) • Required: ADN or Diploma • Preferred: BSN • BLS required (and ACLS, if applicable) • Certifications for Nursing Specialty, if applicable: https://www.nursingworld.org/organizational-programs/magnet/accepted-certifications/ Minimum Experience: • Required: 1 year of RN experience • Preferred: 2 years of RN experience • Demonstrated competence in Registered Nurse I performance expectations or meets experience requirements upon hire POSITION RESPONSIBILITES 1. Demonstrates accountability for professional development that improves the quality of professional practice and patient care. 2. Serves as a highly engaged and full partner on the care team and responds willingly to care team member needs for assistance. 3. Adapts to change and demonstrates flexibility with the change process. 4. Leads multidisciplinary rounds to facilitate appropriateness of care and smooth transitions across the continuum. 5. Effectively applies the nursing process within the framework of the organization’s professional model of care, using the nursing process to meet the clinical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of the patient and family. 6. Formulates a plan of care and daily goals that takes into consideration the individualized needs of the patient. 7. Effectively delegates care as appropriate while retaining accountability for the quality of care given to patients and families. 8. Consistently documents in the patient and unit records according to written health system standards of care in order to meet legal and quality patient care requirements. 9. Provides safe therapeutic care in a holistic and systematic way. Incorporates differences into the provision of care. Integrates knowledge, skills and experiences to meet the needs of patients and families throughout the continuum. 10. In conjunction with case management, develops a plan to connect the patient and family to the appropriate community resources to meet their post-acute care needs. 11. Incorporates national and organizational goals to improve quality, patient safety and satisfaction. 12. Creates a caring and compassionate patient focused experience by building healing relationships with patients, families, and colleagues. 13. Identifies ethical situations within patient care or within the workforce and seeks to mitigate as appropriate. 14. Practices solid communication skills and is able to articulate and translate the patient’s condition to physicians and other colleagues; effectively utilizes AIDET and SBAR communication methods. 15. Demonstrates knowledge of principles of adult learning (and/or teaching children) and applies in teaching patients, families, students and new staff. 16. Provides detailed and appropriate teaching to patients and families to meet regulatory requirements and effectively prepare them for the episode of care as well as transitions from one level of care to another. 17. Creates an environment of open dialogue, inquiry, and continuous development by asking for feedback and improving practice. 18. Identifies opportunities for quality improvement to colleagues and management. 19. Applies evidence-based practice as a regular aspect of professional practice. 20. Ensures improvements in the practice setting by assuming responsibility for self-development in life-long learning. 21. Demonstrates commitment to the goals and values of patient, hospital, community and nursing profession through cost containment measures, maintaining confidentiality, appropriate ethical decision-making, adherence to organizational policies and procedures, and ensuring patient safety. 22. Demonstrates an understanding of cultural intelligence, workplace horizontal violence and impairment and holds peers accountable for healthy relationships. 23. Models safe work hours, time management and healthy lifestyles. 24. Participates in unit-based shared governance activities while on duty. 25. Takes personal accountability for improving quality, patient safety and satisfaction outcomes. 26. Participates in quality of care activities, evaluates the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice. Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Validation is required for the skills needed In the following areas for providing care within ICU Float Pool: • Bladder Scan; Perineal Care; Alteplace for Acute Ischemic Stroke; Aterial and Venous Sheath Removal; Arterial Catheter Insertion; Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults; Aspiration Precautions; Automated External Defibrillator; Blood and Fluid Pressure Infusers; Blood Glucose Monitoring; Blood Specimen Collection; Bronchospasm; Cardiac Monitor Setup and Lead Placement; Central Parenteral Nutrition; Central Venous Catheter; Chest Drainage Device; Code Management; Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy; Emergency Thoracotomy and Internal Defibrillation; Feeding Tube; Gastric Lavage for Gastrointestinal Bleeding; Hyperthermia Blanket; Intraaortic Balloon Pump Management; Intracranial Pressure Monitoring; IV Therapy; Laryngospasm; Massive Transfusion; Mechanical Ventilation; Moderate Sedation; Nasogastric Tube; Oral Hygiene; Pain Assessment and Management; Rapid Sequence Induction for Intubation; Restraint Application; Suicide Assessment and Precautions; Transfusion Reaction; Universal Protocol for Procedural Time-outs; Urinary Catheter; Wound Drainage Evacuation. • BLS, and ACLS certification Additional Information + **Requisition ID: 2019-R0211765** + **Schedule: Full-time** + **Shift: Variable** + **Market: CHI St. Luke's Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center** About Us Chances are, you’re here because you’re looking for a career offering greater opportunity, challenge and fulfillment. We’re confident you’ll find all three at CHI. As one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, we offer a wealth of careers across more than 101 hospitals in 18 states. Our faith-based health system welcomes you to share in our mission of building healthier communities, whether as a surgeon in the operating room or an administrator in a conference room. When you work in a supportive environment with like-minded professionals, wonderful things happen. Learn More Equal Opportunity Employment Consistent with our Core Values, Catholic Health Initiatives employers are EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employers. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employement without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, protected veteran status, disabilitiy or any other legally protected characteristic. ​
          (USA-TX-HOUSTON) RN-II SPECIALTY ICU Full Time Float Pool      Cache   Translate Page      
RN-II SPECIALTY ICU Full Time Float Pool **Location:** **HOUSTON, TEXAS, UNITED STATES** **New** **Field:** RN **Requisition #:** 2019-R0211756 **Post Date:** 4 hours ago **Position Type:** Regular **Scheduled Hours per 2 week Pay Period:** 72 **Primary Location:** TX > HOUSTON > ST LUKES MEDICAL CENTER Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center A quaternary care facility that is home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a world-class cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD–consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best in Cardiovascular Services & Heart Surgery. The first hospital in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award four consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s is home to three freestanding community emergency centers (Holcombe, Pearland, and San Felipe) offering adult and pediatric care–treating more than 51,000 patients annually. The hospital holds a collaborative partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and affiliations with The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, The University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston), Houston Baptist University, and Prairie View A&M University. POSITION SUMMARY The Registered Nurse II practices as a full partner on the multidisciplinary team. Independently plans, implements, and evaluates patient care and performs related duties as required. Assesses patient's needs for nursing care, assures continuity of care through appropriate discharge planning, patient education and coordination of services, and acts as a patient and family advocate. Demonstrates and models the full range of nursing professional practice in both patient care provided and in development of strategies to improve patient outcomes, satisfaction, and cost effectiveness at the unit level. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education and Licensure Required: • Registered Nurse (RN) • Required: ADN or Diploma • Preferred: BSN • BLS required (and ACLS, if applicable) • Certifications for Nursing Specialty, if applicable: https://www.nursingworld.org/organizational-programs/magnet/accepted-certifications/ Minimum Experience: • Required: 1 year of RN experience • Preferred: 2 years of RN experience • Demonstrated competence in Registered Nurse I performance expectations or meets experience requirements upon hire POSITION RESPONSIBILITES 1. Demonstrates accountability for professional development that improves the quality of professional practice and patient care. 2. Serves as a highly engaged and full partner on the care team and responds willingly to care team member needs for assistance. 3. Adapts to change and demonstrates flexibility with the change process. 4. Leads multidisciplinary rounds to facilitate appropriateness of care and smooth transitions across the continuum. 5. Effectively applies the nursing process within the framework of the organization’s professional model of care, using the nursing process to meet the clinical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of the patient and family. 6. Formulates a plan of care and daily goals that takes into consideration the individualized needs of the patient. 7. Effectively delegates care as appropriate while retaining accountability for the quality of care given to patients and families. 8. Consistently documents in the patient and unit records according to written health system standards of care in order to meet legal and quality patient care requirements. 9. Provides safe therapeutic care in a holistic and systematic way. Incorporates differences into the provision of care. Integrates knowledge, skills and experiences to meet the needs of patients and families throughout the continuum. 10. In conjunction with case management, develops a plan to connect the patient and family to the appropriate community resources to meet their post-acute care needs. 11. Incorporates national and organizational goals to improve quality, patient safety and satisfaction. 12. Creates a caring and compassionate patient focused experience by building healing relationships with patients, families, and colleagues. 13. Identifies ethical situations within patient care or within the workforce and seeks to mitigate as appropriate. 14. Practices solid communication skills and is able to articulate and translate the patient’s condition to physicians and other colleagues; effectively utilizes AIDET and SBAR communication methods. 15. Demonstrates knowledge of principles of adult learning (and/or teaching children) and applies in teaching patients, families, students and new staff. 16. Provides detailed and appropriate teaching to patients and families to meet regulatory requirements and effectively prepare them for the episode of care as well as transitions from one level of care to another. 17. Creates an environment of open dialogue, inquiry, and continuous development by asking for feedback and improving practice. 18. Identifies opportunities for quality improvement to colleagues and management. 19. Applies evidence-based practice as a regular aspect of professional practice. 20. Ensures improvements in the practice setting by assuming responsibility for self-development in life-long learning. 21. Demonstrates commitment to the goals and values of patient, hospital, community and nursing profession through cost containment measures, maintaining confidentiality, appropriate ethical decision-making, adherence to organizational policies and procedures, and ensuring patient safety. 22. Demonstrates an understanding of cultural intelligence, workplace horizontal violence and impairment and holds peers accountable for healthy relationships. 23. Models safe work hours, time management and healthy lifestyles. 24. Participates in unit-based shared governance activities while on duty. 25. Takes personal accountability for improving quality, patient safety and satisfaction outcomes. 26. Participates in quality of care activities, evaluates the quality and effectiveness of nursing practice. Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Validation is required for the skills needed In the following areas for providing care within ICU Float Pool: • Bladder Scan; Perineal Care; Alteplace for Acute Ischemic Stroke; Aterial and Venous Sheath Removal; Arterial Catheter Insertion; Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults; Aspiration Precautions; Automated External Defibrillator; Blood and Fluid Pressure Infusers; Blood Glucose Monitoring; Blood Specimen Collection; Bronchospasm; Cardiac Monitor Setup and Lead Placement; Central Parenteral Nutrition; Central Venous Catheter; Chest Drainage Device; Code Management; Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy; Emergency Thoracotomy and Internal Defibrillation; Feeding Tube; Gastric Lavage for Gastrointestinal Bleeding; Hyperthermia Blanket; Intraaortic Balloon Pump Management; Intracranial Pressure Monitoring; IV Therapy; Laryngospasm; Massive Transfusion; Mechanical Ventilation; Moderate Sedation; Nasogastric Tube; Oral Hygiene; Pain Assessment and Management; Rapid Sequence Induction for Intubation; Restraint Application; Suicide Assessment and Precautions; Transfusion Reaction; Universal Protocol for Procedural Time-outs; Urinary Catheter; Wound Drainage Evacuation. • BLS, and ACLS certification **Your time at work should be fulfilling.** Rewarding. Inspiring. That’s what you’ll find when you join one of our non-profit CHI facilities across the nation. You’ll find challenging, rewarding work every day alongside people who have as much compassion as you. Join us and together we’ll create healthier, stronger communities. Imagine your career at **Job Responsibilities** As a Registered Nurse, you will be responsible for delivering the highest quality patient care according to the specific orders of each patient’s individual physician. This will involve, utilizing your knowledge and skills to educate patients and their families on prevention and healthy habits. Additional responsibilities for this health care role include: + Monitoring patients’ conditions and assessing their needs + Collaborating with physicians and nurses to devise individualized care plans for patients + Administering patients’ medications and providing treatments according to physicians’ orders + Fostering a supportive and compassionate environment to care for patients and their families **Job Requirements** We are looking for a responsible and compassionate Registered Nurse with top-notch clinical skills, a caring attitude, and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision. It is also important to display excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to effectively educate patients and their families on the in-home healthcare process. Additional requirements for this role include: + Current Registered Nurse (RN) license that allows you to practice in our state + Graduate of an accredited nursing program + Experience as a Registered Nurse preferred + Basic Life Support (BLS) required + Specialty certification (ex: CCRN, CNOR, CEN) preferred + Additional certification or licensure may be required for some specialty areas **_Join us at Catholic Health Initiatives, and become a part of our faith-based health system._** Additional Information + **Requisition ID: 2019-R0211756** + **Schedule: Full-time** + **Shift: Variable** + **Market: CHI St. Luke's Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center** About Us Chances are, you’re here because you’re looking for a career offering greater opportunity, challenge and fulfillment. We’re confident you’ll find all three at CHI. As one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, we offer a wealth of careers across more than 101 hospitals in 18 states. Our faith-based health system welcomes you to share in our mission of building healthier communities, whether as a surgeon in the operating room or an administrator in a conference room. When you work in a supportive environment with like-minded professionals, wonderful things happen. Learn More Equal Opportunity Employment Consistent with our Core Values, Catholic Health Initiatives employers are EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employers. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employement without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, protected veteran status, disabilitiy or any other legally protected characteristic. ​
          (USA-TX-HOUSTON) Buyer - Supply Chain      Cache   Translate Page      
Buyer - Supply Chain **Location:** **HOUSTON, TEXAS, UNITED STATES** **New** **Field:** Professional Non-Clinical **Requisition #:** 2019-R0212703 **Post Date:** 3 hours ago Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center - A quaternary care facility that is home of the Texas Heart® Institute, a world-class cardiovascular research and education institution founded in 1962 by Denton A. Cooley, MD–consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best in Cardiovascular Services & Heart Surgery. The first hospital in Texas and the Southwest designated a Magnet® hospital for Nursing Excellence by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, receiving the award four consecutive times. Baylor St. Luke’s is home to three freestanding community emergency centers (Holcombe, Pearland, and San Felipe) offering adult and pediatric care–treating more than 51,000 patients annually. The hospital holds a collaborative partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and affiliations with The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, The University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston), Houston Baptist University, and Prairie View A&M University. Responsible for working with all end users on the purchasing of products to place orders and ensure contractual and standardization goals are met. Researches any discrepancies due to receipts and/or pricing. Verifies and tries to find alternative products if the vendor or manufacturers have a back order. Minimum Job Qualifications Minimum Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Business or a related field Minimum years in field previous to employment: A minimum of 2 years of progressive experience and responsibilities in purchasing Preferred years in field previous to employment: Good communications skills Strong analytical skills Ability to manipulate large files in Excel and use functionality such as sorting, pivot tables Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Project, Access, Outlook, and PowerPoint Knowledge of automated ERP systems and processes Ability to research data for pricing, order dates, receiving inquiries spend in relevant supply chain applications (e.g., Lawson) Good knowledge of hospital products Must also be able to do creative problem solving and have the ability to work both independently and in a team situation Position Responsibilities 1. Processes special requisitions 2. Ensures all orders placed are compliant with appropriate local or national contracts and are consistent with product standardization and value analysis decisions 3. Researches problems with back orders and substitute items when manufacturers and/or distributors are out of product 4. Coordinates returns to vendors 5. Handles hospital procedures for recalled products 6. Clears on-hold invoices and returns to Finance 7. Distributes product information to department heads and maintains updated reference and quote files, catalogs, etc Additional Information + **Requisition ID: 2019-R0212703** + **Schedule: Full-time** + **Market: CHI St. Luke's Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center** About Us Chances are, you’re here because you’re looking for a career offering greater opportunity, challenge and fulfillment. We’re confident you’ll find all three at CHI. As one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, we offer a wealth of careers across more than 101 hospitals in 18 states. Our faith-based health system welcomes you to share in our mission of building healthier communities, whether as a surgeon in the operating room or an administrator in a conference room. When you work in a supportive environment with like-minded professionals, wonderful things happen. Learn More Equal Opportunity Employment Consistent with our Core Values, Catholic Health Initiatives employers are EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employers. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employement without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, protected veteran status, disabilitiy or any other legally protected characteristic. ​
          Measles Is Spiking Around The Globe. How Worried Should We Be?      Cache   Translate Page      
The world has two kinds of measles problems. In low-income countries like Madagascar and in strife-ridden countries like Yemen, the disease takes a toll because vaccines are not available or accessible or affordable. In Madagascar alone, there have been nearly 80,000 cases and an estimated 900 deaths since September. And now there's a rise in measles in other countries, often wealthier ones, because of what's being called "vaccine hesitancy." Parents are opting out of the routine vaccination, which has been available since 1963 and is credited in helping to nearly eliminate the disease. That hesitancy has played a role in outbreaks around the world. Japan is facing the worst measles outbreak in a decade, with at least 221 cases . Since the start of 2019, more than 70 people have been infected in southwest Washington state, and there have been 17 cases in Vancouver, British Columbia. And in Costa Rica this year, an unvaccinated French boy brought the first case of measles to the country
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          The US government says it has no reason to ground the Boeing 737 MAX that has crashed twice since October (BA)      Cache   Translate Page      

Boeing 737 Max 8

  • The acting head of the FAA has announced that the US government will not be ground the Boeing 737 Max airliner.
  • "Thus far, our review shows no systemic performance issues and provides no basis to order ground the aircraft," Acting FAA administrator Daniel K. Elwell said in a statement on Tuesday.
  • Safety regulators in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia have all grounded the Boeing jet following the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302.

The acting head of the US Federal Aviation Administrator has announced that the agency will not ground the Boeing 737 Max airliner.

"Thus far, our review shows no systemic performance issues and provides no basis to order grounding the aircraft," Acting FAA administrator Daniel K. Elwell said in a statement on Tuesday.

However, Elwell added that the FAA will take "immediate and appropriate action" if any issues affecting the continued airworthiness of the 737 Max are identified.

The FAA's decision to keep the 737 Max in operation stands in contrast to the safety regulators in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia that have all grounded the plane.

Read more: The Boeing 737 Max plane, which has been involved in 2 deadly crashes in 5 months, is used by American Airlines, Southwest, and United. Here's how to find out if you're flying on one.

On Sunday, Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 crash shortly after taking off from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. The crashed killed all 157 passengers and crew on board the four-month-old plane.

It's the second nearly brand new Boeing 737 MAX 8 airliner in recent months to be involved in a fatal crash. In October, Lion Air Flight JT610 crashed in the Java Sea shortly after taking off from Jakarta, Indonesia, killing all 189 people on board.

Here's Acting FAA administrator Daniel K. Elwell's statement in its entirety:

"The FAA continues to review extensively all available data and aggregate safety performance from operators and pilots of the Boeing 737 MAX. Thus far, our review shows no systemic performance issues and provides no basis to order grounding the aircraft. Nor have other civil aviation authorities provided data to us that would warrant action. In the course of our urgent review of data on the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crash, if any issues affecting the continued airworthiness of the aircraft are identified, the FAA will take immediate and appropriate action."

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          These airlines will likely take the biggest hit after the Boeing 737 Max was involved in two deadly crashes (BA)      Cache   Translate Page      

Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 10,000

  • On Sunday, Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 crashed shortly after taking off from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
  • The incident, which killed all 157 on board, marked the second crash of a nearly brand new Boeing 737 Max 8 in recent months. Lion Air Flight JT610 crashed in October. 
  • Here are the US airlines with the greatest exposure to the Boeing 737 Max according to Raymond James analyst Savi Syth. 

The Boeing 737 Max is a big deal. It's the fastest selling airliner in Boeing history and is expected to carry the highly successful 737 program into the next decade. 

On Sunday, Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 crashed shortly after taking off from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. The incident, which killed all 157 on board, marked the second crash of a nearly brand new 737 Max 8 in recent months. Lion Air Flight JT610 crashed in October. 

Boeing's announcement, on Tuesday, that it will roll out updated control software for plane over the next few weeks, has not prevented regulators from grounding the plane.

On Tuesday, European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has banned all Boeing 737 Max airliners from flying in Europe. EASA joins national regulators across Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia in grounding the jet. 

Read more: These 12 airlines have the most Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in their fleet.

However, Boeing, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and its US operators have reaffirmed their confidence in the 737 Max. 

In the US, the 737 Max is operated by American, Southwest, and United Airlines. In a note published on Monday, Raymond James analyst Savi Syth outlined the exposure of each operator to the 737 Max.

Southwest Airlines is the world's largest operator of the Boeing 737. So it comes as no surprise that it's also the largest operator of the 737 Max 8 with 34 planes. According to Syth, that represents 5% of the airline's total seat count between March and June of 2019. 

According to Raymond James note, 2% of American's seat inventory between now and June is on board its 24 Boeing 737 Max 8 airliners. Unlike the others, United Airlines does not fly the 737 Max 8 variant that was involved in the two crashes. Instead, the Chicago-based airline operates 14 of the larger Max 9 model. Syth's note indicates only 1% of United's seat exposure in March will be on the Max 9. That figure increases to 2% in April, May, and June. 

Boeing is still working to ramp up the production rate of the Boeing 737 Max which entered service in 2017. As a result, no US airline is greatly exposed to the troubles of the 737 Max program. Even for Southwest, its 34 Max jets are but a small part of its 750-jet fleet. American is the largest airline in the world with roughly 1,000 planes in its inventory. 

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          China launches new communication satellite      Cache   Translate Page      
Xichang (XNA) Mar 12, 2019
China Sunday sent a new communication satellite into orbit from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province. The "ChinaSat 6C" satellite was launched at 0:28 a.m. Beijing Time by a Long March-3B carrier rocket. It will provide high-quality radio and TV transmission services. The satellite has been sent to the geostationary orbit, and can cover China, Aus
          Pilot dead after plane crashes into southwest Ohio home      Cache   Translate Page      

CINCINNATI (AP) — A small plane crashed into a suburban Cincinnati house Tuesday afternoon, killing the pilot and sending dark smoke billowing from the backyard.

Emergency responders said no one was in the home at the time of the crash, and first responders got two dogs inside out safely in the city of Madeira, some 10 miles (16 kilometers) northeast of Cincinnati.

Authorities weren't certain if anyone besides the pilot was in the heavily damaged twin-engine Piper PA-31 Navajo and didn't immediately release any information about the pilot's identity.

Madeira's fire chief, Steve Ashbrock, said the plane crashed into a family room at the back of the home, and then went nose-first into the back yard. Firefighters put out flames from the plane.

The aircraft is registered to Marc Inc., the Cincinnati Enquirer reported. The company, which is based at John Bell Williams Airport in Bolton, Mississippi, referred all questions to its attorney, Thomas Bryson, who was not available for comment.

The crash was around 3:15 p.m., before many residents returned home from work and school to find the swarms of fire, police and TV vehicles in their neighborhood.

"It made a terrible noise," Judith Lampe, who lives nearby, told The Cincinnati Enquirer. She said firefighters were spraying water on the smoking wreckage. "The back of the house is pretty much open to the elements."

Neighbor David Moore said he was at his son's house waiting to pick up his grandchildren from the school bus when he saw the plane coming in low over trees, then nose-dive into the yard.

The Federal Aviation Administration said federal investigators were responding and that the National Transportation Safety Board will be in charge of probing what happened. Multiple state and local agencies also responded.


          American Airlines, Southwest Flight Attendants Ask Carriers to Ground Boeing 737 MAX Planes After Crash      Cache   Translate Page      
American Airlines and Southwest Airlines flight attendants and ground crews urged the companies to take their Boeing 737 Max airplanes out of service after other carriers around the world suspended the jets following a fatal crash in Ethiopia over the weekend, the workers' unions said Tuesday
          DIS Unplugged Podcast – 03/11/19 – Disneyland Show      Cache   Translate Page      
In this episode, the panel discusses Southwest now flying to Honolulu, the opening date for Jessie’s Critter Carousel, the DCA Food & Wine Festival, plus the best days of the week to visit Disneyland! Want to get in touch? Check out our contact page. Podcasts #759 – Disneyland Discussion + Best Day to Go to Disneyland: [...]
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s declaration of an emergency at the southwest border(all times local): 8 p.m. The White House and Republican senators are seeking compromise on a plan to limit future presidential powers to unilaterally declare national emergencies. Chances seem to be improving that President Donald Trump might avoid an [&hellip
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Southwest Airlines canceled its flights out of Denver as salt trucks hit the roads in Colorado to prepare for the blizzard.
          The Latest: GOP plan would limit power to declare emergency      Cache   Translate Page      

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump's declaration of an emergency at the southwest border(all times local):

8 p.m.

The White House and Republican senators are seeking compromise on a plan to limit future presidential powers to unilaterally declare national emergencies.

Chances seem to be improving that President ...

           Driver in car pushes SUV back after parking too close       Cache   Translate Page      
When push comes to shove, one driver in southwest Houston apparently will find a way out.
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This is a vertical print of Sedona, Arizona. I captured the prominent Cathedral Rock site, one of the main
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           SXSW 2019: Can Facebook Handle Its Election Security Role?       Cache   Translate Page      

AUSTIN, TEXAS — The discussion around securing elections broke away from the standard cybersecurity fare and turned to the ill effects of social media and misinformation during a panel at South by Southwest on March 11. 

The panelists, who included representatives from the New York Times, Facebook, the Atlantic Council and BlueDot Strategies, discussed the damaging and largely unforeseen role platforms like Facebook and Twitter have had on elections around the globe.

From the perspective of Katie Harbath, Facebook’s public policy director for global elections, concerning activity started months before many in the U.S. were talking about misinformation and political ads flowing through the platform.

“For me, where I really started to see things shift was not November 2016, but May 9, 2016,” Harbath said. “That was the date of the Philippines [general] election.”

That election was followed in short order by the Brexit vote June 23 and highlighted the need for attention on the part of the company and the social media ecosystem as a whole. Misinformation campaigns, fake accounts and what Harbath refers to as “false news” were showing signs of traction in those elections. 

Harbath said the company’s “new normal” consists of a handful of priorities: taking down fake accounts; dealing with false news; improving transparency around political ads; and countering foreign and domestic bad actors.

“This is our new normal,” she said. “What we are doing now, (and) we are putting a ton of resources in, is — how do we get to a point where we can mitigate as much of the bad as possible, make sure we have the team set up to handle anything that might come our way that we weren’t expecting?”

As examples in the Philippines and U.K. starkly illustrate, the problem stretches far beyond the borders of the United States. Moira Whelan, founding partner of BlueDot Strategies, said the tools once seen as a great democratizing force are now being turned against democratic efforts.

What initially was seen as an opportunity to have robust debates in countries with only state-run media outlets quickly showed the potential for misuse in the global political arena.

“My old job was as the deputy assistant secretary for digital strategy with the U.S. State Department … where I got to, one, convince a bunch of world leaders that social media was a good idea, and then watch as ISIS and Russian trolls tried to tear it all down,” Whelan said anecdotally. 

Now that the proverbial cat is out of the bag and those with an agenda and the ability have platforms to spread their message, what’s to be done? As it turns out, the answer is nothing short of costly and labor-intensive. 

For the Facebook network, which also includes Instagram and WhatsApp, Harbath points to 40 or so teams dedicated to looking at content for signs of foul play. But even with the resources and money that Facebook has, issues arise like context of political commentary, native language translations and a host of other considerations.

“The United States is the exception, not the rule generally in most anything that has to do with an election,” Harbath said.

Partnerships with the likes of the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation help the company to coordinate on issues regarding U.S. elections, but Harbath said the problem is multifaceted and often spills off of the pages of Facebook and onto smaller networks that may not have the ability or skill to take action.

“This activity isn’t just happening on our platforms, it can get pushed out to other, smaller platforms that may not have as much money and resources and stuff that we do in which to do this,” Harbath said. “We’re trying to look at, how can we help the overall ecosystem get better at this?”

Graham Brookie, director and managing editor of the Digital Forensic Research Lab within the Atlantic Council, said building up “digital resilience” across the social media and Internet environment is essential to mitigating many of the issues platforms and governments are grappling with.

Before any of that can happen, though, Brookie said understanding the spread and digestion of information in these countries needs to be a priority.

“If you’re going to look at disinformation and how it spreads in that particular community, you need to know how people actually consume information in that community,” Brookie said.

In Macedonia’s naming referendum, for example, Brookie pointed to the fact that much of the information consumed in the country comes from television — to the tune of 92 percent — and social media, specifically Facebook. That's an important factor in determining where to focus efforts that target the spread of disinformation.

The global nature of the problem does not lend itself well to policy creation and simple fixes, but Brookie says a first step in any legislation would be having lawmakers who understand the space.

“First and foremost, I think the bottom line is that you need policymakers that know what the Internet is,” he quipped.

New York Times technology columnist Kevin Roose pointed out the almost surreal nature of the situation and how the sanctity of elections across the globe relies so heavily on private companies in other parts of the world.

“The fact that … the integrity of global elections relies on a few people in California and D.C. and New York is just incredibly strange, and I don’t think we should accept that as status quo because that is the product of intentional decisions that platforms have made to expand into countries where they don’t have enough infrastructure to support safe elections,” he said. “That’s one of the things that I will be sort of looking for in the years ahead — not only can we play a more effective game of whack-a-mole, (but whether) the places that distribute news, whether it’s the cable news channels in the local Macedonian market or the big global platforms, whether they are actually willing to make changes to their products or just sort of beefing up their policy staff.”


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  • The proposal was recently presented to several U.S. members of Congress.
  • The plan still calls for border security, considering all of the facilities along the border would be guarded and connected by physical barriers.
  • It's undoubtedly an expensive and complicated proposal, but the team argues that border regions are ideal spots for wind and solar energy, and that they could use the jobs and fresh water the energy park would create.

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"What should the U.S. do about The Wall?" is a question that's destined to divide many Americans. But there's one proposal for the U.S.-Mexico border that, at least in theory, seems agreeable to everyone.

A consortium of 28 engineers and scientists has proposed that – instead of building a simple barrier along the approximately 2,000-mile border – the U.S. and Mexico could work together to build an industrial park along the divide that would include desalination facilities, solar energy panels, wind turbines and natural gas pipelines. The plan would not only provide the region with border security – considering it'd be a continuous train of heavily guarded industrial facilities – but also energy, water and jobs.

In a white paper, the team called it a "future energy, water, industry and education park" that "will create massive opportunities for employment and prosperity."

"Just like the transcontinental railroad transformed the United States in the 19th century, or the Interstate system transformed the 20th century, this would be a national infrastructure project for the 21st century," Luciano Castillo, Purdue University's Kenninger Professor of Renewable Energy and Power Systems and lead of the consortium, told Phys.org. "It would do for the Southwest what the Tennessee Valley Authority has done for the Southeast over the last several decades."

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Building such a park would undoubtedly be a complicated, expensive undertaking. The team estimates the solar energy arm of the project alone would require 8 million solar panels and cost $4.5 billion. Still, many parts of the border region are ideal for generating renewable energy. The white paper describes how the areas of strong winds in the Gulf and Baja California regions "are ideal for wind farms."

Similarly, the desalination part of the proposal would bring water to California, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona – areas "in the grip of severe to exceptional drought conditions," the paper states. The team added that these efforts, which would include an "interconnected super-pipe system" along the entirety of the border, could help make the U.S. a global leader in the industry.

"At first blush the idea seems too big, too aggressive, but consider the Roman aqueducts or the transcontinental railroads—enormous undertakings that gave enormous benefits. The cost of providing basic, essential infrastructure to the border lands is tiny compared to the opportunities it creates," Ronald Adrian, Regent's Professor at Arizona State University, told Phys.org. "I view this project as a means of creating wealth by turning unused land of little value along the border into valuable land that has power, water access and ultimately agriculture, industry, jobs, workers and communities. With only a wall, you still have unused land of little value."

So far, the team has presented their proposal to three U.S. representatives and one senator. It's a plan that they say will help reduce illegal immigration while providing more jobs and cleaner energy to both U.S. and Mexico.

"Democrats want a Green New Deal. Republicans want border security," Castillo told Scientific American. "Both parties could win. It could be a win–win for the U.S. and Mexico, too. This idea could spark a completely new conversation about the border. And we need that."


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Elizabeth the Stalwart

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I'm not endorseing anyone at this point because it's way, way, way, way too early and I have no idea where this race will be when it comes time to cast my vote. Also, I don't like endorsing in presidential primaries because life is short and social media is a hellscape at such times. Suffice to say that I hope the voters will collectively choose a progressive who can dispatch the orange monster in the White House and I'll be looking at qualities that convince me they can do that. I suspect there is more than one ...

Having said that, I will admit that I am a big fan of Elizabeth Warren and if the California primary were held today, I would likely vote for her for president. I have been a fan for years. She is a sophisticated and nuanced political thinker and I find her progressivism to be compelling, persuasive and practical.

Anyway, I do hope that whatever happens, people will be open minded and give her a listen before they decide. Here's a good place to start:



There are at least two Elizabeth Warrens — Bankruptcy Law Liz and Michelob Ultra Betsy.

Bankruptcy Law Liz has more sweeping policy ideas than you have friends. She reads two books a week, which happens to be the number of books the median American reads in six months. She was a Harvard professor. She calls herself a “data nerd.”

Michelob Ultra Betsy is an Okie by birth. She says “dangit” and “golly” and “boo-hoo.” She puts an “h” before words that start with “w,” as in “hwhite.” She sounds like people who are probably unlikely to vote for her. She is a populist. And while Liz reads serious tomes, Betsy is currently on the fifth book in the “Victor the Assassin” series.

This past weekend, I got to interview both of these figures, who together make up Senator Elizabeth Warren, Democrat of Massachusetts and presidential hopeful. We had breakfast together in New York on Friday. Sometime during our breakfast, Senator Warren’s campaign publicly dropped her latest track, which is a plan to break up Amazon, Google, and Facebook, as part of a larger proposal to intensify antitrust scrutiny of Big Tech.

Then, on Saturday, I interviewed Warren onstage at the Texas Tribune’s daylong political chat fest at South by Southwest in Austin, a business and technology conference. It is the kind of place where it is safe to refer to yourself as an influencer. As in, that is your job. Like your actual job. Not everyone who attends South by Southwest currently works for a monopoly, but not a lot people seem opposed to their startup becoming one. Which is to say, proposing to break up the big tech companies and then flying to South by Southwest is sort of equivalent to Nietzche doing a “God is Dead” book panel at the Vatican.

I asked those in the audience who work for the tech giants she proposes to break up to stand. “Can you explain to them why you want to break up the place they work?”, I asked. A smattering of people rose.

Her answer surprised me. “Because it will be a lot more fun to work there,” she said. It was as if she was making a startup pitch to the startup-pitch people: “It’s like Google meets an ax.” She wanted to distinguish the billionaire monopolist owners and investors from the rank and file of Big Tech, whom she said would benefit from more competitive markets. It offered a clue to Warren’s philosophy — she is a reformer, not a revolutionary. And it revealed something about the culture of our age of capital, which requires even its most strident critics to seek to persuade those whose clout is being challenged that it’s good for them.

We talked about a recurring theme of her own life and her work studying other people: the way in which people mistakenly, in her view, blame themselves for problems that are systemic, structural, engineered through policy. We feel bad that we can’t keep to our diets, not realizing what Big Food is doing behind our backs. We feel bad that we can’t shake our iPhone addiction, not realizing how Big Tech has thousands of people investigating our psyches to render our willpower defenseless against its creations. If there is a motif of Warren’s life — first as a young woman making her way in the world, let go from her job teaching special-needs children after her first year because she got pregnant; then as a scholar of bankruptcy; and now as a policy maker — it is a quest to help Americans grasp that what they might interpret to be their fault is often a more complex story about systems they cannot see and powerful interests they can’t easily fight alone.

We talked about race. I asked her, coming off the well-worn controversy about her ancestry (when she took a much-criticized DNA test to prove she had a small percentage of Native American blood), what she has learned from that episode and from her life more generally about being white — in a moment in our history when whiteness is losing its place as the default setting of Americanness and as yet trying to find its new place in shifting sands. I would have liked to hear even more about her answer: “The differences that protect us are often unseen.” I think she was, in her way, pushing back against something you often hear from white people challenged about racism: saying you don’t see race is hardly proof that racism is not at work.

She embraces Marie Kondo’s tidying approach. She doesn’t embrace democratic socialism. She is a capitalist who celebrates markets that are fair and well-policed (“Markets without rules are theft,” she told me), if not a capitalist that capitalists invite to dinner. When I asked her if she agreed with the statement by Dan Riffle, a senior policy advisor to Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat of New York, that “every billionaire is a policy failure” — or with the argument by Ocasio-Cortez herself that a society that allows there to be billionaires is immoral — Warren again surprised me. She gave a long answer about how it depends on the context. If there were a society that had in place the policies she advocates for — universal childcare, accessible education, well-regulated markets — and that society produced billionaires, good for them. No “Abolish Billionaires” for Warren. She is down with billionaires, as long as they are Norwegian.

And she can be quite funny. When I asked her whether she would vote to impeach President Trump today, based on what she already knows, she deferred to the coming Mueller report. Which prompted this from me: “I feel Mueller’s like this guy who keeps taking you to a weekend away, and you think he’s going to propose every weekend, and it’s like, Is this guy ever…? He puts his hand in his pocket, and you think the ring is definitely in the pocket. And then there’s no ring.”

“That said,” Senator Warren replied after letting me process my complicated feelings about the special counsel, “You should remember he has produced 34 indictments and guilty pleas already. I don’t know about you, but I never had a boyfriend that good.”



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It wasn’t any of the 2020 presidential hopefuls that took center stage at the South by Southwest conference in Texas, it was outspoken freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

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Giá cổ phiếu của tập đoàn chế tạo máy bay Boeing tiếp tục lao dốc trong phiên ngày 12/3 sau khi ngày càng nhiều quốc gia và hãng hàng không trên thế giới đình chỉ khai thác dòng máy bay Boeing 737 Max.

Theo đó, giá cổ phiếu Boeing đã giảm 6,15% trong phiên 12/3, đóng cửa ở mức 375,41 USD/cổ phiếu. Tính đến hiện tại, cổ phiếu của nhà sản xuất máy bay này đã sụt giảm 11,15% chỉ trong vòng hai ngày.

Công ty dịch vụ tài chính Edward Jones có trụ sở tại bang Missouri (Mỹ) đã hạ xếp hạng cổ phiếu Boeing vào hôm thứ Hai, đồng thời cho rằng vụ tai nạn mới đây nhất liên quan đến dòng máy bay Boeing 737 Max có thể tác động mạnh đến lợi nhuận trong ngắn hạn của cổ phiếu này.

Dòng máy bay Boeing 737 Max vẫn đang phải hứng chịu làn sóng cấm khai thác từ một loạt các cơ quan quản lý hàng không và các hãng hàng không.

Mới đây, Cơ quan An toàn Hàng không châu Âu (EASA) ngày 12/3 đã công bố quyết định đình chỉ mọi hoạt động bay đối với 2 phiên bản máy bay Boeing 737 MAX 8 và Boeing 737 MAX 9 sau khi xảy ra hai vụ tai nạn máy bay thảm khốc liên quan đến mẫu máy bay Boeing 737 MAX 8 chỉ trong vòng 5 tháng.

Tuyên bố của EASA khẳng định tất cả các chuyến bay thương mại liên quan đến dòng Boeing 737 MAX trong không phận châu Âu sẽ bị đình chỉ.

Quyết định trên được đưa ra sau khi một loạt các cơ quan quản lý hàng không thuộc Trung Quốc, Indonesia, Hàn Quốc, Vương quốc Anh, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Đức, Mexico, New Zealand, Italy... đều có động thái tương tự.

Nhiều hãng hàng không cũng quyết định dừng khai thác dòng máy bay 737 MAX như Ethiopian Airlines, Comair, Cayman Airways, Gol Airlines, Aeromexico, Aerolineas Argentinas... Một số quốc gia Nam Mỹ cũng tuyên bố đang đánh giá tình hình trước khi đưa ra quyết định đóng cửa không phận đối với phiên bản máy bay 737 MAX 8 của Boeing.

Tuy nhiên, Cơ quan Quản lý Hàng không Mỹ (FAA) tuyên bố không đình chỉ hoạt động của máy bay 737 MAX, cho rằng chưa có cơ sở chính xác để đưa ra quyết định trên nhưng sẽ yêu cầu nhà sản xuất chỉnh sửa thiết kế để cải tiến hệ thống điều khiển bay.

Bên cạnh đó, hãng hàng không của Mỹ gồm Southwest Airlines, American Airlines và United Airlines cũng đều bảy tỏ tin tưởng về đội bay của họ, dù các tiếp viên trên không và bộ phận dưới mặt đất của Southwest và American đều kêu gọi công ty tạm dừng khai thác dòng Boeing 737 Max cho đến khi vụ tai nạn ngày 10/3 có thêm thông tin.

Trong phiên 12/3, giá cổ phiếu của Southwest Airlines giảm 2,3% xuống quanh mức 50 USD. Giá cổ phiếu của American Airlines cũng để mất 3,5% xuống 30,92 USD vào cùng phiên này.

Chiếc Boeing 737 MAX 8 mang số hiệu ET 302 của hãng hàng không Ethiopian Airlines ngày 10/3 đang trên hành trình từ thủ đô Addis Ababa của Ethiopia đến thủ đô Nairobi của Kenya đã rơi chỉ 6 phút sau khi cất cánh từ sân bay quốc tế Bole ở thủ đô Addis Ababa, khiến toàn bộ 149 hành khách và 8 thành viên phi hành đoàn thiệt mạng.

Dù các nhà chức trách vẫn chưa xác định được chính xác nguyên nhân của vụ tai nạn thảm khốc trên, nhưng dư luận ngày càng lo ngại về sự an toàn của dòng máy bay 737 Max sau khi đã có hai vụ tai nạn liên quan đến dòng này xảy ra trong vòng chưa đầy nửa năm./.


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MD 0185 CONCERNING TORNADO WATCH 17...19... FOR SOUTHWEST TX
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Mesoscale Discussion 0185
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1019 PM CDT Tue Mar 12 2019

Areas affected...Southwest TX

Concerning...Tornado Watch 17...19...

Valid 130319Z - 130515Z

The severe weather threat for Tornado Watch 17, 19 continues.

SUMMARY...Damaging wind gusts and isolated tornadoes will remain
possible along a strong squall line moving across the region, and
with any isolated storms that may form ahead of the line.

DISCUSSION...A strong squall line continues to track eastward across
west TX, extending from west of Lubbock to east of Alpine, TX. 
Several smaller scale bowing segments are noted along the line, with
corridors of enhanced winds and possibly brief tornado spinups
expected for several more hours.  This has prompted the issuance of
new WW 19 until 10z.

A few isolated thunderstorms have formed ahead of the line over
Crockett county TX.  This is along the leading edge of the mid-level
jet and in region of weak but increasing CAPE.  VAD profiles at
MAF/SJT/DFX all show very strong low-level shear with 0-3km SRH
values exceeding 500 m2/s2.  Recent CAM solutions vary on whether
this activity can persist/intensify.  But if they can become
sustained, the environment suggests a threat of a tornado or two. 
Otherwise, damaging winds and hail will be possible with these
storms.

..Hart.. 03/13/2019

...Please see www.spc.noaa.gov for graphic product...

ATTN...WFO...EWX...SJT...LUB...MAF...

LAT...LON   30610312 31670238 32990224 33280178 33010076 31760035
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          Spillover Alert: All The SXSW Artists Playing San Antonio This Week (That We Know Of)      Cache   Translate Page      
Ah, yes, as warmer weather invites San Antonians to shed their winter garments, it also symbolizes the descending of mammoth music conference South by Southwest onto Austin.

Every year, as thousands of artists head to SXSW, San Antonio gets to soak up the "spillover" — bands playing in the Alamo City that otherwise wouldn't be in town this time of year (or at all) so they can line up a few extra dates around the festival.

This year, at least 10 shows (that we know of) in the 2-1-0 feature artists who landed official SXSW slots.…
          Daily Weather Briefing for Monday, March 11, 2019      Cache   Translate Page      





Outlook

A cold front will move across our region from northwest to southeast today. High pressure will move from Iowa on Monday to off the East Coast by late Wednesday and keep us dry into midweek. The next cold front is expected to arrive from the west on Friday with, you guessed it, more rain.

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County Commissioners March 2019 Agenda Released

The Macon County Board of Commissioners will be holding their regular monthly meeting for March on Tuesday Night at 6pm in the Commissioner's Boardroom on the third floor of the county courthouse. Building access will be through the rear parking lot entrance. A copy of the agenda packet has been embedded here for your convenience.


Agenda Packet March 2019 Commissioners by Bobby Coggins on Scribd


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FRANKLIN AREA FORECAST

Today

A 20 percent chance of rain after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high in the lower 60s. Calm winds.

Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low around 35. Light winds out of the northwest.

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high in the lower 60s. Calm winds rising to come out of the northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Light and variable winds.

Wednesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 60.

Wednesday Night

A 50 percent chance of rain after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the upper 40s.


OTTO AREA FORECAST

Today

A 20 percent chance of rain after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high in the mid-60s. Light winds out of the northwest.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 35. Light winds out of the northwest wind.

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near the mid-60s. Light and variable winds rising and coming out of the northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Light and variable winds.

Wednesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 60.

Wednesday Night

Rain likely, mainly after 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50. Chance of precipitation is 60%.


HIGHLANDS PLATEAU FORECAST

Today

A 20 percent chance of rain after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 55. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 7 mph.

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low in the upper 30s. Winds out of the northwest around 8 mph.

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 55. Winds out of the northwest 6 to 8 mph shifting to come out of the southwest in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Calm winds rising to come out of the south around 5 mph after midnight.

Wednesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 50.

Wednesday Night

Rain likely, mainly after 3am. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the mid-40s. Chance of precipitation is 60%.


NANTAHALA AREA FORECAST


Today

A 20 percent chance of rain after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high in the upper 50s. Calm winds in the morning rising and coming out of the northwest around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Tonight

Partly cloudy, with a low in the mid-30s. Winds out of the northwest 3 to 5 mph.

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid-50s. Winds out of the north around 7 mph.

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low in the lower 40s. Calm winds rising then and coming out of the southeast around 6 mph after midnight.

Wednesday

Partly sunny, with a high in the mid-50s.

Wednesday Night

A 50 percent chance of rain after 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low in the mid-40s.




Macon County Almanac for March 11, 2019

Highest Temperature 81°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1974
Lowest Temperature 8°F in Highlands in 1934
Greatest Rainfall 4.07 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station in 1952
Greatest Snowfall 6.0 inches in Highlands in 1926


Weather Extremes for Macon County for the month of March
Data available from 1873 to 2018

Highest Temperature 86°F at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 03-15-1967
Lowest Temperature -7°F in Highlands on 03-07-1899
Greatest Rainfall 6.43 inches in Highlands on 03-29-1898
Greatest Snowfall 25.5 inches at the Coweeta Experimental Station on 03-13-1993






Published at 3:46 am on March 11, 2019


          [美国航空空姐爆料]_老照片:美国廉价航空,空姐长得不赖,可怜有几个魂断长空![American airlines airline stewardess broke]_ old photos American low-cost airline, airline stewardess looks good, there are a few poor in the-宿迁学院继续教育学院      Cache   Translate Page      
 老照片:美国廉价航空,空姐长得不赖,可怜有几个魂断长空! 今天给大家介绍一些空姐。她们隶属于PSA(Pacific Southwest Airlines 太平洋西南航空)。这家航空公司创建于1949年。 他们的定位,是廉价航空。但在空姐方面,可一点也不含糊。到了1970年代,空姐们鲜艳且超短的制服,成为PSA的特色。不过 对他们的老板而言,他觉得“世界上最友善的航空公司”才应该是公司的企业文化。看看左上的飞机,头部都涂成了笑脸。更不要说,空姐们得时刻对顾客们笑脸相迎了。 当时,廉价航空亦是竞争激烈。 今天给大家介绍一些空姐。她们隶属于PSA(Pacific Southwest Airlines 太平洋西南航空)。这家航空公司创建于1949年。 他们的定位,是廉价航空。但在空姐方面,可一点也不含糊。到了1970年代,空姐们鲜艳且超短的制服,成为PSA的特色。不过 对他们的老板而言,他觉得“世界上最友善的航空公司”才应该是公司的企业文化。看看左上的飞机,头部都涂成了笑脸。更不要说,空姐们得时刻对顾客们笑脸相迎了。 当时,廉价航空亦是竞争激烈。 他们使出浑身解数,打响品牌,招徕客户。 然而,从创建到1987年被全美航空并购,尽管只存在了短短三十八年时间,PSA却没少走霉运。 1978年9月25日,一架班机在圣迭戈机场降落时,与一架训练机相撞,两架飞机上人员全部遇难。其中客机上有机组人员7名,乘客128人。 九年之后,一名前员工因与公司有怨,带枪上机,枪杀飞行员及机师,自杀身亡。 38名乘客和另外5名机组人员,成了可怜的陪葬品。 除了空难,还发生过数起劫机事件。幸未造成空姐损失。 Old photos: American low-cost airline, airline stewardess looks good, there are a few poor in the sky!     Today, I’d like to introduce some stewardess to you. They belong to PSA (Pacific, […]
          MONDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Southern Nash softball tops SWE      Cache   Translate Page      
A 7-2 game through four innings, Southern Nash softball (3-1) more than doubled that output with eight runs in the fifth inning on Monday in Pinetops, eventually topping SouthWest Edgecombe (1-2) by a 15-3 tally in five innings. 
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          Capital 'improvements' are nightmare for tenants      Cache   Translate Page      

As the conversation on rent regulation gains momentum in Albany, once again the landlord lobby is falsely claiming that the major capital improvements program, which has led to billions of dollars in rent hikes, is necessary for maintaining habitable buildings and providing good jobs to local residents.

These tired arguments have been repeated to the tenant movement for decades in an attempt to threaten us and scare us. MCIs were enacted in 1969 at the request of landlords who argued that, thanks to rent stabilization, they were unable to maintain their buildings and needed incentives to make repairs. The MCI law didn’t lead to an improved housing stock. The Bronx burned along with the rest of the city.

Today, landlords make the same claim—that without any incentives or additional rent hikes it will be the 1970s all over again.

Let me paint a starkly different reality. I have lived on the Grand Concourse in the Bronx since 1992. For 23 years, we only received patchwork repairs. My corporate landlord, a company with 75 buildings in its growing portfolio, already received annual rent increases from the Rent Guidelines Board during this period to pay for maintenance. In 2015, our landlord began gut-renovating all of our bathroom and kitchens.

At first, I was ecstatic and welcomed these changes after decades of neglect. But the work dragged on for weeks. Sixty families had to share a single bathroom and could not cook. After the work was completed, I was astounded to receive a letter from the state's Division of Homes and Community Renewal informing us our landlord had applied for a permanent rent increase.

Was the work necessary? No. Our bathrooms and kitchens worked perfectly fine. It was purely cosmetic and in fact, raised the value of the building for our corporate landlord. Several of my neighbors have already moved out because of the first hike. We expect the state housing agency to rubber-stamp another four MCIs for windows, pointing, elevators and re-piping, which would mean rent hikes of hundreds of dollars.

I had never heard of an MCI. Now I know it’s another tool of displacement that landlords have weaponized against us. And it’s all starting to make sense to me. With the recent rezoning of Jerome Avenue, displacement has intensified. My landlord was not fixing the building for us, the long-term tenants, but for the people earning higher incomes who are moving into the Bronx and replacing us. Across the city, landlords are using MCIs to push rent-regulated apartments rapidly out of rent stabilization or closer to this year's deregulation rent threshold of $2,775.

It angers me. We always paid rent and deserved to live in good conditions. The MCI program is notoriously rife with fraud (even the president's family reportedly

Anita Long is a member of the No More MCIs Coalition and a leader at Community Action for Safe Apartments, a tenant-organizing project of New Settlement Apartments that primarily works in the southwest Bronx.


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          The US government says it has no reason to ground the Boeing 737 MAX that has crashed twice since October (BA)      Cache   Translate Page      

Boeing 737 Max 8

  • The acting head of the FAA has announced that the US government will not be ground the Boeing 737 Max airliner.
  • "Thus far, our review shows no systemic performance issues and provides no basis to order ground the aircraft," Acting FAA administrator Daniel K. Elwell said in a statement on Tuesday.
  • Safety regulators in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia have all grounded the Boeing jet following the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302.

The acting head of the US Federal Aviation Administrator has announced that the agency will not ground the Boeing 737 Max airliner.

"Thus far, our review shows no systemic performance issues and provides no basis to order grounding the aircraft," Acting FAA administrator Daniel K. Elwell said in a statement on Tuesday.

However, Elwell added that the FAA will take "immediate and appropriate action" if any issues affecting the continued airworthiness of the 737 Max are identified.

The FAA's decision to keep the 737 Max in operation stands in contrast to the safety regulators in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia that have all grounded the plane.

Read more: The Boeing 737 Max plane, which has been involved in 2 deadly crashes in 5 months, is used by American Airlines, Southwest, and United. Here's how to find out if you're flying on one.

On Sunday, Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 crash shortly after taking off from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. The crashed killed all 157 passengers and crew on board the four-month-old plane.

It's the second nearly brand new Boeing 737 MAX 8 airliner in recent months to be involved in a fatal crash. In October, Lion Air Flight JT610 crashed in the Java Sea shortly after taking off from Jakarta, Indonesia, killing all 189 people on board.

Here's Acting FAA administrator Daniel K. Elwell's statement in its entirety:

"The FAA continues to review extensively all available data and aggregate safety performance from operators and pilots of the Boeing 737 MAX. Thus far, our review shows no systemic performance issues and provides no basis to order grounding the aircraft. Nor have other civil aviation authorities provided data to us that would warrant action. In the course of our urgent review of data on the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crash, if any issues affecting the continued airworthiness of the aircraft are identified, the FAA will take immediate and appropriate action."

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          These airlines will likely take the biggest hit after the Boeing 737 Max was involved in two deadly crashes (BA)      Cache   Translate Page      

Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 10,000

  • On Sunday, Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 crashed shortly after taking off from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
  • The incident, which killed all 157 on board, marked the second crash of a nearly brand new Boeing 737 Max 8 in recent months. Lion Air Flight JT610 crashed in October. 
  • Here are the US airlines with the greatest exposure to the Boeing 737 Max according to Raymond James analyst Savi Syth. 

The Boeing 737 Max is a big deal. It's the fastest selling airliner in Boeing history and is expected to carry the highly successful 737 program into the next decade. 

On Sunday, Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 crashed shortly after taking off from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. The incident, which killed all 157 on board, marked the second crash of a nearly brand new 737 Max 8 in recent months. Lion Air Flight JT610 crashed in October. 

Boeing's announcement, on Tuesday, that it will roll out updated control software for plane over the next few weeks, has not prevented regulators from grounding the plane.

On Tuesday, European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has banned all Boeing 737 Max airliners from flying in Europe. EASA joins national regulators across Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia in grounding the jet. 

Read more: These 12 airlines have the most Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in their fleet.

However, Boeing, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and its US operators have reaffirmed their confidence in the 737 Max. 

In the US, the 737 Max is operated by American, Southwest, and United Airlines. In a note published on Monday, Raymond James analyst Savi Syth outlined the exposure of each operator to the 737 Max.

Southwest Airlines is the world's largest operator of the Boeing 737. So it comes as no surprise that it's also the largest operator of the 737 Max 8 with 34 planes. According to Syth, that represents 5% of the airline's total seat count between March and June of 2019. 

According to Raymond James note, 2% of American's seat inventory between now and June is on board its 24 Boeing 737 Max 8 airliners. Unlike the others, United Airlines does not fly the 737 Max 8 variant that was involved in the two crashes. Instead, the Chicago-based airline operates 14 of the larger Max 9 model. Syth's note indicates only 1% of United's seat exposure in March will be on the Max 9. That figure increases to 2% in April, May, and June. 

Boeing is still working to ramp up the production rate of the Boeing 737 Max which entered service in 2017. As a result, no US airline is greatly exposed to the troubles of the 737 Max program. Even for Southwest, its 34 Max jets are but a small part of its 750-jet fleet. American is the largest airline in the world with roughly 1,000 planes in its inventory. 

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          Negara di Eropa hingga Asia Kandangkan Pesawat 737 Max, Saham Boeing Kembali Merosot      Cache   Translate Page      

Liputan6.com, New York - Saham Boeing kembali tertekan di bursa saham New York, Amerika Serikat pada perdagangan Selasa waktu setempat (Rabu pagi WIB).

Mengutip data Bloomberg, Rabu (13/3/2019), saham Boeing merosot 6,15 persen ke posisi USD 375,41.

Pada penutupan perdagangan saham Senin waktu setempat, saham Boeing turun 5,3 persen ke posisi USD 400,01 usai kecelakaan pesawat Ethiopian Airlines di Addis Ababa, Ethiopia yang menewaskan 157 penumpang dan kru.

Awal perdagangan saham Senin waktu setempat, saham Boeing sempat anjlok hingga 11 persen. Dengan saham Boeing kembali turun pada perdagangan Selasa waktu setempat, saham Boeing alami penurunan terbesar dalam dua hari sejak Juni 2009.

Mengutip laman Reuters,  saham Boeing Co terpukul lagi usai sejumlah negara memutuskan menghentikan sementara operasional pesawat Boeing 737 Max 8. Hal ini merespons kecelakaan pesawat di Ethiopia.

Inggris dan Uni Eropa bergabung dengan China, Malaysia, Singapura, Australia dan negara-negara lain untuk menghentikan sementara operasional pesawat 737 Max 8. Hal itu juga menekan saham Boeing yang termasuk salah satu saham berkinerja terbaik di indeks Dow Jones pada 2019.

Pada perdagangan Selasa waktu setempat, sejumlah saham maskapai AS juga bergerak melemah dengan indeks saham S&P 500 sektor penerbangan turun 1,5 persen. Saham Southwest Airlines Co dan American Airlines Group Co terpangkas dua persen.

Berdasarkan data Refinitiv, tujuh dari 24 analis yang cover saham Boeing mereview peringkat saham Boeing dalam dua hari. Adapun hingga kini, ada dua penurunan peringkat dan satu menargetkan memangkas harga saham Boeing.

Adapun DZ Bank, menjadi broker pertama yang menempatkan rekomendasi jual saham Boeing dengan target harga USD 333.

Selain itu, pialang Edward Jones menurunkan peringkat saham untuk hold dari membeli dengan pertimbangan kecelakaan dapat mengakibatkan biaya tambahan, beberapa keterlambatan pesanan dan menekan kinerja keuangan.

Pesawat Boeing 737 termasuk pesawat komersial paling banyak terjual di dunia, dan merupakan masa depan Boeing. Pesawat Boeing seri Max menjadi pesawat jet dengan penjualan tercepat dalam sejarah dengan pesanan lebih dari 5.000 .

Kecelakaan pesawat maskapai Ethiopian Airlines pada Minggu 10 Maret 2019 membebani Boeing. Produsen pesawat asal Seattle, AS itu pun menerapkan perubahan desain pada April.

 

AS Semakin Ditekan untuk Kandangkan Boeing 737 Max 8

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Sebelumnya, Boeing dan otoritas penerbangan Amerika Serikat (AS) semakin ditekan untuk kandangkan pesawat seri 737 MAX, di mana Uni Eropa dan banyak negara lain menghentikan operasional burung besi tersebut pasca-tragedi jatuhnya Ethiopian Airlines pada Minggu 10 Maret.

Regulator, maskapai penerbangan, dan pabrikan AS semakin terisolasi dalam menjaga agar pesawat itu aman. Pada hari Selasa, Boeing menegaskan kembali keyakinannya bahwa 737 MAX memiliki "kepercayaan penuh" pada keselamatannya, demikian sebagaimana dikutip dari The Guardian pada Rabu 13 Maret 2019.

Tetapi reaksi global terhadap kecelakaan fatal Ethiopian Airlines ET 302, yang menewaskan seluruh 157 orang di dalamnya, menambah tekanan pada Boeing dan Otoritas Penerbangan Federal AS (FAA) untuk bertindak.

Setidaknya 27 maskapai telah menerbangkan MAX, dan lebih dari setengah dari 350 pesawat yang beroperasi saat ini ditangguhkan sementara operasional.

Dalam sebuah pernyataan resmi, Boeing mengatakan: "Kami memahami bahwa badan pengawas dan pelanggan telah membuat keputusan yang mereka yakini paling tepat untuk pasar domestik mereka. Kami akan terus terlibat memastikan mereka memiliki informasi yang diperlukan, guna memiliki kepercayaan diri dalam mengoperasikan armada mereka."

Boeing berencana untuk memperbarui perangkat lunak MAX dan mengubah kontrol penerbangan serta panduan pelatihan.

Saat ini, tercatat hampir 40 persen dari total pemesanan 371 unit Boeing 737 MAX telah diterbangkan secara global, lapor publikasi industri Flightglobal, termasuk 97 pesawat di pasar terbesar di dunia, China.

Negeri Tirai Bambu sendiri menjadi negara pertama yang menghentikan sementara seluruh operasional Boeing 737 MAX, sehari setelah Ethiopian Airlines jatuh beberapa saat pasca-lepas landas dari Bandara Internasional Bole di Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

 

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          Dozens Of Countries Ground Boeing's 737 Max 8 Following Deadly Crash In Ethiopia      Cache   Translate Page      
Airline regulators across the globe are grounding Boeing 737 Max 8 planes, joining an ever expanding list of countries banning the plane from their airspace. This comes in the wake of Sunday's deadly plane crash in Ethiopia that killed all 157 people on board. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. The latest move came Tuesday from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) when it announced a suspension of two Boeing 737 Max models in all flights in the European bloc. The wave of bans follows the Civil Aviation Administration of China's decision on Monday to order the country's airlines to suspend all commercial operations of their Boeing 737 Max 8 jets. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration does not plan to ground the jets in the United States but is facing growing pressure to do so. The FAA announced Monday that it would require a series of design changes for the Boeing 737 Max fleet. In the U.S., Southwest Airlines uses a fleet of 34 Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft
          Measles Is Spiking Around The Globe. How Worried Should We Be?      Cache   Translate Page      
The world has two kinds of measles problems. In low-income countries like Madagascar and in strife-ridden countries like Yemen, the disease takes a toll because vaccines are not available or accessible or affordable. In Madagascar alone, there have been nearly 80,000 cases and an estimated 900 deaths since September. And now there's a rise in measles in other countries, often wealthier ones, because of what's being called "vaccine hesitancy." Parents are opting out of the routine vaccination, which has been available since 1963 and is credited in helping to nearly eliminate the disease. That hesitancy has played a role in outbreaks around the world. Japan is facing the worst measles outbreak in a decade, with at least 221 cases . Since the start of 2019, more than 70 people have been infected in southwest Washington state, and there have been 17 cases in Vancouver, British Columbia. And in Costa Rica this year, an unvaccinated French boy brought the first case of measles to the country
          US senator asks American, Southwest, United to ground Boeing MAX jets      Cache   Translate Page      
WASHINGTON, March 12- Democratic U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal on Tuesday asked American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines to voluntarily ground all Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 planes after two deadly crashes in recent months. "The American aviation industry has a long history of safety and excellence, due in part to the trust passengers and...
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The South by Southwest Film Festival announced its jury and special award winners Tuesday night at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas.

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The airline says it is confident in the safety and airworthiness of the aircraft, which have been involved in 2 fatal crashes in 6 months, and will continue flying them.
          Boeing's CEO reportedly asked President Trump not to ground the company's plane that has crashed twice in 5 months (BA)      Cache   Translate Page      

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As the European Union and many countries throughout the world were moving to keep Boeing 737 Max 8s, the plane involved in Sunday’s Ethiopian Airlines crash, out of their airspace, the plane maker’s CEO was apparently working behind the scenes to keep the same from happening in the US.

Dennis Muilenburg, CEO of Chicago-based Boeing, spoke with President Donald Trump on the phone on Tuesday morning to keep the plane from being grounded in the US, The New York Times reported, citing two people familiar with the call.

In a statement to a Times reporter, a Boeing official said Muilenberg only "reiterated our position that the Max is a safe aircraft" on the call with Trump.

Boeing did not immediately respond to a request for comment. 

About two-thirds of the world’s 737 Max 8 fleet has been grounded, The Times said. On Tuesday, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) moved to ban the plane, citing the need to ensure the safety of passengers in the wake of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 crash on Sunday.

The plane has also been banned from China, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia, and other countries.

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Meanwhile, several US senators have urged the Federal Aviation Administration to ban the plane. As it stands, the plane is still considered safe to fly by the US and Canada.

Trump did little to quell fears about the plane's safety when he tweeted without evidence on Tuesday that modern planes were becoming "too complex to fly." Data show that air travel has become significantly safer in recent decades despite the two recent crashes. 

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          'If it’s Boeing, I’m not going’: People are freaking out about flying on the same plane that has now crashed twice in 5 months (BA)      Cache   Translate Page      

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    • Boeing 737 Max 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines was the second such plane to crash in five months on Sunday.
    • No cause has been determined, but its similarities to the Lion Air crash in October have caused several major countries to ban the airplane.
    • Boeing says it will soon roll out software updates to fix a problem with how the plane flies.
    • Still, people on Twitter were freaking out about flying on the same plane. 
    • Some airlines, like Southwest, said they were working with passengers on an individual basis to change their trip. 

Ethiopian Airlines' deadly crash on Sunday was the second disaster involving a Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft in the last five months.

The apparent similarities to the crash of Lion Air in October has sparked an outcry from US lawmakers as other countries — including Germany, Britain, France, and more — ground the plane pending further investigation. It also sparked fear among potential passengers on Twitter. 

President Trump didn't assuage their fears when he tweeted Tuesday without evidence that modern planes have become "too complex to fly." To be sure, the crash rate of Boeing 737 Max 8's is still extremely low, and air travel is extremely safe today compared to decades past. 

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          Everything we know about Ethiopian Airlines’ deadly crash of a Boeing 737 Max 8, the second disaster involving the plane in 5 months (BA)      Cache   Translate Page      

Ethiopian Federal policemen stand at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crash, near the town of Bishoftu, southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia March 11, 2019. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

  • A Boeing 737 Max 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines was the second such plane to crash in five months on Sunday. 
  • No cause has been determined, but its similarities to the Lion Air crash in October have caused several major countries to ban the airplane. 
  • Boeing says it will soon roll out software updates to fix a problem with how the plane flies. 
  • Several US senators have called on the federal government to also ban the plane. 
  • Boeing's stock price, as well as shares of related companies, all took a hit this week because of the crash. 

Ethiopian Airlines’ deadly crash on Sunday was the second disaster involving a Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft in the last five months.

The apparent similarities to the crash of Lion Air in October has sparked an outcry from US lawmakers as other countries — including China, Britain, Australia, and more — ground the plane pending further investigation.

Here’s what we know so far about Sunday’s crash and any similarities to the Lion Air disaster so far:

All of the 157 people on board were killed

When the Ethiopian Airlines plane plunged to the ground shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa en route to Nairobi, all 149 passengers and eight crew were killed.

The airline’s CEO told journalists that those involved hailed largely from African countries, as well as 18 Canadians, eight Americans, and others from a handful of European countries.

Here’s the full list of nationalities of people killed on board.

One passenger, who accidentally missed the crashed flight by two minutes said in a Facebook post that he was "grateful to be alive," despite being angry previously that no staff could help him find his gate. 

Boeing’s response

Boeing, the US-based manufacturer of the 737 Max 8 involved in the crash, has rolled out a software update in response to the two crashes, it said Tuesday.

At the heart of the controversy surrounding the 737 MAX is MCAS or the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation system. To fit the MAX's larger, more fuel-efficient engines, Boeing had to redesign the way it mounts engines on the 737.

This change disrupted the plane's center of gravity and caused the MAX to have a tendency to tip its nose upward during flight, increasing the likelihood of a stall. MCAS is designed to automatically counteract that tendency and point the nose of the plane downward.

Unfortunately, initial reports from the Lion Air investigation indicate that a faulty sensor reading may have triggered MCAS shortly after the flight took off.

Here’s the company’s full statement:

For the past several months and in the aftermath of Lion Air Flight 610, Boeing has been developing a flight control software enhancement for the 737 MAX, designed to make an already safe aircraft even safer. This includes updates to the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) flight control law, pilot displays, operation manuals, and crew training. The enhanced flight control law incorporates angle of attack (AOA) inputs, limits stabilizer trim commands in response to an erroneous angle of attack reading, and provides a limit to the stabilizer command in order to retain elevator authority.

Still, Boeing’s statement has done little to calm fears of global air travel regulators around the world.

Major countries have banned the plane

On Tuesday, a huge swath of European nations, including Germany, France, the UK, and Italy all banned the 737 Max from their airspace until a thorough investigation can be completed.

The US’ air safety regulator on Monday said the plane was still safe to fly, but demanded a few changes to the plane for Boeing to make. For now, the Federal Aviation Administration does not appear to be following the rest of the world in grounding the plane.

"External reports are drawing similarities between this accident and the Lion Air Flight 610 accident on October 29, 2018," the FAA said. "However, this investigation has just begun and to date we have not been provided data to draw any conclusions or take any actions"

A handful of American lawmakers, including at least three senators and a representative, have called on the FAA to ground the plane.

The crisis could have a big impact on Boeing’s business

Boeing stock price Ethiopia Crash 737 MaxShares of Chicago-based Boeing have fallen more than 13% since the crash on Sunday, as some airlines have reportedly asked to delay the delivery of the 737 Max 8 aircraft they have on order.

The company’s order book — aircraft that airlines around the world have agreed to purchase — is overwhelmingly comprised of the plane in question.

"We are not surprised by the negative stock reaction, as the 737 represents the strongest backlog, free cash flow (FCF and potential upside from further rate increases," Ken Hubert, an analyst at Canaccord Tenuity, said in a note to clients on Monday.

"We view the risk as less about near term expenses, but the full year 737 delivery estimates for BA could be impacted. We do not expect BA to slow the 737 pull from suppliers. Moreover, the larger risk is the reputational concern for BA," he continued.

Boeing's plunge also dragged down the Dow Jones industrial average, of which it comprises a large percentage. 

Airlines could take a hit too

Southwest is the US airline most exposed to the 737 Max 8, according to calculations by Joseph Denardi, an analyst at Stifel.

The 737 MAX comprised 2.2 of Southwest’s scheduled available seat miles (ASM) for March, and is projected to grow to 2.6% by June. The airline reportedly said Tuesday that it’s "working with Customers individually who wish to rebook their flight to another aircraft type."

Around the world, 59 airlines operate 387 of the 737 Max 8 and 9, the FAA said. In the US, there are 74 of the airplanes registered.

Airline stocks and other related aerospace companies stock prices were also taking a hit this week, Markets Insider reports. 

What comes next

The "black box" flight data recorder for Sunday’s crash was found Monday, Ethiopian Airlines said in a statement. Investigators from the country, assisted by the US’ National Transportation Safety Board, have yet to reach a final conclusion.

Benjamin Zhang contributed to this report.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took time to snap a selfie with Bill Nye at the event.

It wasn’t any of the 2020 presidential hopefuls that took center stage at the South by Southwest conference in Texas, it was outspoken freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

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          Boeing 737 MAX 8: US Says 'no Basis' To Suspend Troubled Jet, But 45 Countries Disagree      Cache   Translate Page      

US aviation regulators said there was "no basis" to suspend flights of Boeing's 737 MAX jet after two fatal crashes that prompted several airlines and at least 45 countries to either ground the troubled aircraft or bar it from their airspace. "Thus far, our review shows no systemic performance issues and provides no basis to order grounding the aircraft. Nor have other civil aviation authorities provided data to us that would warrant action," the Federal Aviation Administration's acting administrator Daniel Elwell, said. The groundings come after an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet crashed on Sunday, six minutes after take-off, killing all 157 people on board, including seven Chinese nationals and one Hongkonger. On October 29 last year, another MAX jet flown by Indonesia's Lion Air crashed into the Java Sea, 12 minutes after take-off, killing all 189 passengers and crew. China's Boeing 737 MAX ban signals challenge to US power in civil aviation As of Wednesday morning Hong Kong time, at least the US, Canada, Panama, Thailand, Mauritania and Kazakhstan permitted airlines to fly the 737 MAX, for now. The United Arab Emirates and New Zealand on Wednesday joined the growing list of countries to ban the MAX jet from their airspace. That came after the European Union followed China's lead in grounding the US aircraft. Hong Kong remained one of the handful of jurisdictions in Asia that had not imposed restrictions on the aircraft. It is unclear if the Civil Aviation Department would change its mind on Wednesday. China's decision to ground Boeing 737 MAX 8 driven by safety concerns Indian airline SpiceJet flies the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft between New Delhi and Hong Kong. However, flights have been suspended after India's aviation watchdog ordered a safety assessment of the aircraft. Russia's S7 Airlines, which flies the 737 MAX 8 between Novosibirsk and Hong Kong, was set to continue unless Russia also halted flights of the planes. Turkish Airlines, one of the largest carriers in the world, said it was suspending use of its 12 MAX aircraft from Wednesday, until "uncertainty" was clarified. Low-cost airline Norwegian Air Shuttle, South Korea's Eastar Jet and South Africa's Comair also said they would halt flights. The three US airlines using the 737 MAX - Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and United Airlines - stood by the aircraft, as calls from members of the US Congress to ban the Boeing 737 MAX from US airspace increased. Republicans Mitt Romney and Ted Cruz joined several Democratic lawmakers in advocating for restrictions similar to those imposed by a growing list of nations. US President Donald Trump also weighed in with a blistering tweet on Tuesday: "Airplanes are becoming far too complex to fly." "Pilot are no longer needed, but rather computer scientists from MIT," he wrote, referring to the prestigious university. Airplanes are becoming far too complex to fly. Pilots are no longer needed, but rather computer scientists from MIT. I see it all the time in many products. Always seeking to go one unnecessary step further, when often old and simpler is far better. Split second decisions are.... — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 12, 2019

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Until the Supreme Court resolves the circuit split, this decision is almost certain to encourage even greater numbers of aliens to enter illegally along the Southwest border states of Arizona and California, which are in the jurisdiction of the Ninth Circuit.

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          Srimad Bhagavatam class in Mayapur, March 13, 2019      Cache   Translate Page      
By Bhaktimarga Swami

Thereafter, Paraśurāma joined his father’s head to the dead body and placed the whole body and head upon kuśa grass. By offering sacrifices, he began to worship Lord Vāsudeva, who is the all-pervading Supersoul of all the demigods and of every living entity. After completing the sacrifice, Lord Paraśurāma gave the eastern direction to the hotā as a gift, the south to the brahmā, the west to the adhvaryu, the north to the udgātā, and the four corners — northeast, southeast, northwest and southwest — to the other priests. He gave the middle to Kaśyapa and the place known as Āryāvarta to the upadraṣṭā. Whatever remained he distributed among the sadasyas, the associate priests. Thereafter, having completed the ritualistic sacrificial ceremonies, Lord Paraśurāma took the bath known as the avabhṛtha-snāna. Standing on the bank of the great river Sarasvatī, cleared of all sins, Lord Paraśurāma appeared like the sun in a clear, cloudless sky.


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Sometimes it’s hard to believe that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is an elected official and United States congresswoman. During her roughly 80-minute speech at Southwest Conference & Festivals on Saturday, Ocasio-Cortez said “uh,” “like,” “whatever” and “you know” countless times and struggled mightily to deliver coherent sentences on serious issues. Grabien founder Tom Elliot created a video montage showing all of the times Ocasio-Cortez used those words during her speech this past weekend. Free Trump 2020 Coin (Just Cover Shipping) Elliot reports that Ocasio-Cortez said “like” at least 71 times, “You know” at least 34 times, and “whatever” five times. WATCH: What's that?

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In 2014, we started the Tiny Desk Contest with the humble goal of discovering new music. Since then, your entries have blown us away. Your music has made us laugh, made us cry and filled us with insurmountable joy. It's been incredible to watch artists in this community grow.

So, the moment you've all been waiting for has finally arrived: The Tiny Desk Contest is back for 2019! And for the first time ever, our Contest will be open to artists 18 years and older.

Get to work on your video, because you can enter starting today.

Here's how to enter:

  1. Film a video of you or your band performing an original song at a desk. Any desk will do.
  2. Upload your video to YouTube.
  3. Submit your video via the entry form on our website.

 

That's it! We'll be accepting entries now through April 14 at 11:59 p.m. EST. If you've got questions, feel free read the official rules or check out our FAQs.

The Contest winner will come to NPR headquarters to play their very own Tiny Desk concert, and then come on tour with NPR Music with support from our sponsor, Blue Microphones.

I'm so excited about our judging panel this year. I'll be joined by some friends from public radio: Rodney Carmichael of NPR Music, Raul Campos of KCRW and Abbie Gobeli of KEXP — dedicated seekers of new music from all genres and styles — plus, some of our favorite Tiny Desk alums: Jason Isbell, Ledisi and Lucy Dacus.

Winning the Contest can really change an artist's life. Just ask Naia Izumi. After he won last year, Izumi went from busking on the street to opening on the national tour for The Lone Bellow and signing a contract with Sony Masterworks. Other winners have gone on to play world tours and festivals like Coachella and South By Southwest (See you there, Gaelynn Lea.) They've released amazing albums. (We can't wait to hear the new record from Tank and The Bangas.) One winner has even gone on to win two Grammys. (Congrats, Fantastic Negrito!)

Our winners aren't the only artists who entered the Contest who I've invited to play behind my Tiny Desk. Just last week, the Philadelphia band &More, who caught our eye with its Contest entry last year, came and performed a Tiny Desk concert. We love to feature entries in other ways, too. When we go on tour with the winner, we ask local artists who entered the Contest to join the bill and we write about entries we love on this blog. We're proud of the community you've built with us and we can't wait to see what's in store this year.

Got a song you want the world to hear? We want to hear it, too.

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          These are the airlines with the most Boeing 737 Max 8 jets in their fleets      Cache   Translate Page      
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American Airlines and Southwest Airlines flight attendants and ground crews urged the companies to take their Boeing 737 Max airplanes out of service after other carriers around the world suspended the jets following a fatal crash in Ethiopia over the weekend, the workers' unions said Tuesday
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Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: An aviation analyst tells NPR today he's making fine distinctions about the Boeing 737. After a type of 737 called a MAX 8 crashed on two occasions, he said he would avoid certain planes but fly others. He even said he might fly himself but would be reluctant to bring his family. If that's the thinking of an expert, what's on the minds of the flying public? Here's NPR's Eric Westervelt. ERIC WESTERVELT, BYLINE: Some two dozen airlines around the globe have grounded their Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes following the deadly crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia. At Oakland International Airport, Lynn Tsumoto, just off a Southwest flight from Seattle, asked why Southwest and American, the biggest U.S. operators of the MAX 8, haven't done the same out of an abundance of caution. LYNN TSUMOTO: Well, I'm wondering why they don't when all the other airlines - the majority of airlines - are. WESTERVELT: You'd like them to hit pause. TSUMOTO:
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          Jet that crashed in Ethiopia grounded in much of the world      Cache   Translate Page      
HEJERE, Ethiopia – Much of the world, including the entire European Union, grounded the Boeing jetliner involved in the Ethiopian Airlines crash or banned it from their airspace, leaving the U.S. on Tuesday as one of the few remaining operators of the plane involved in two deadly crashes in only five months.

The European Aviation Safety Agency took steps to keep the Boeing 737 Max 8 out of the air, joining Asian and Middle Eastern governments and carriers that also gave in to safety concerns in the aftermath of Sunday's crash, which killed all 157 people on board.

Referring to the Lion Air crash in Indonesia that killed 189 people last year, European regulators said that "similar causes may have contributed to both events."

British regulators indicated possible trouble with a reportedly damaged flight data recorder, saying they based their decision on the fact that they did not "sufficient information" from the recorder.

Turkish Airlines, Oman Air, Norwegian Air Shuttle and South Korean airline Eastar Jet were among the latest carriers to halt use of the Boeing model. Ireland, the Netherlands, Malaysia, Australia and Singapore suspended all flights into or out of their cities.

A Turkish Airlines official said two Britain-bound planes returned to Istanbul after British airspace was closed to the aircraft. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly.

U.S.-based Boeing has said it has no reason to pull the popular aircraft from the skies and does not intend to issue new recommendations about the aircraft to customers. Boeing's CEO Dennis Muilenburg also spoke with President Donald Trump and reiterated that the 737 Max 8 is safe, the company said. Its technical team, meanwhile, joined American, Israeli, Kenyan and other aviation experts in the investigation led by Ethiopian authorities.

The Federal Aviation Administration also backed the jet's airworthiness and said it was reviewing all available data. It said it expects Boeing will soon complete improvements to an automated anti-stall system suspected of contributing to the deadly crash of another new Boeing 737 Max 8 in October.

"Thus far, our review shows no systemic performance issues and provides no basis to order grounding the aircraft," acting FAA Administrator Daniel K. Elwell said in a statement. "Nor have other civil aviation authorities provided data to us that would warrant action."

Some U.S. airlines expressed support for the Boeing model, and American Airlines and Southwest continued flying them. A vice president for American, the world's biggest carrier, which has 24 Max 8s, said they had "full confidence in the aircraft."

Safety experts cautioned against drawing too many comparisons too soon with the Lion Air crash in October. But others in the U.S. began pressing for action.

The Association of Professional Flight Attendants, which represents more than 26,000 flight attendants at American Airlines, called on CEO Doug Parker to "strongly consider grounding these planes until an investigation can be performed."

Consumer Reports called on airlines and the FAA to ground the jets until a thorough safety investigation is complete.

Even Trump weighed in, tweeting that additional "complexity creates danger" in modern aircraft and hinders pilots from making "split second decisions" to ensure passengers' safety.

He did not specifically mention the crashes but said, "I don't know about you, but I don't want Albert Einstein to be my pilot."

The Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed six minutes after taking off for Nairobi, killing people from 35 countries.

A pilot who saw the crash site minutes after the disaster told the AP that the plane appeared to have "slid directly into the ground." Capt. Solomon Gizaw was among the first people dispatched to find the plane. The wreckage was discovered by Ethiopia's air force.

"There was nothing to see," he said. "It looked like the earth had swallowed the aircraft. ... We were surprised!" He said it explained why rescue officials quickly sent bulldozers to begin digging out large pieces of debris.

Ethiopian Airlines, widely seen as Africa's best-managed airline, grounded its remaining four 737 Max 8s until further notice. The carrier had been using five of the planes and was awaiting delivery of 25 more.

As night fell, the airline offered no new updates on the investigation. An airline spokesman said victims' remains should be identified in about five days.

Some insights into the disaster and its cause could take months, aviation experts said.

"The conclusions that will come out of its probe will be beneficial to the rest of the world," Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Tuesday at a news conference with visiting French President Emmanuel Macron. "These types of accidents break everyone's heart. I hope we will learn from this crash."

On Tuesday a group of officials from China, which also grounded planes, paused in their work at the scene to reflect with an offering of incense, fruit, bread rolls and a plastic container of the Ethiopian flatbread injera.

As the global team searched for answers, a woman stood near the crash site, wailing. Kebebew Legess said she was the mother of a young Ethiopian Airlines crew member among the dead.

"She would have been 25 years old but God would not allow her," she wept. "My daughter, my little one."

The British ambassador to Ethiopia, Alastair McPhail, visited the scene where at least nine of his countrymen died. "We owe it to the families to understand what happened," he said.


          SPC MD 188      Cache   Translate Page      
MD 0188 CONCERNING SEVERE POTENTIAL...WATCH LIKELY FOR WESTERN NORTH TX...WEST-CENTRAL TX
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Mesoscale Discussion 0188
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
0137 AM CDT Wed Mar 13 2019

Areas affected...Western North TX...West-Central TX

Concerning...Severe potential...Watch likely 

Valid 130637Z - 130800Z

Probability of Watch Issuance...95 percent

SUMMARY...Convective line moving through the TX Big County is
expected to continue eastward into north-central TX. Threat for
damaging wind gusts and a tornado or two will merit the issuance of
another watch.

DISCUSSION...A well-organized convective line extends from the
southwest TX Panhandle to the Big Bend, with the central portion of
this line moving through the TX Big Country into north-central TX.
Generally eastward motion has been observed within this portion of
the line, with a recent increase in forward speed noted as
interaction with cells ahead of the line promotes
forward-propagation. 

The downstream air mass is currently characterized by low-level
stability but that should quickly change as strong forcing for
ascent cools/moistens the low and mid-levels. Even so, only
relatively modest instability is anticipated. In contrast, very
strong low to mid-level flow will contribute to a strongly sheared
environment with effective bulk shear greater than 60 kt and 0-1 km
SRH from 300-500 m2/s2 anticipated.

The already well-organized character of the ongoing line coupled
with the sufficient instability and strong vertical shear will
likely result in a continued severe threat. Primary severe threat is
expected to be damaging wind gusts, although embedded/QLCS
mesovortices are possible.

..Mosier/Bunting.. 03/13/2019

...Please see www.spc.noaa.gov for graphic product...

ATTN...WFO...FWD...OUN...EWX...SJT...

LAT...LON   32199959 32329961 33229921 33499833 33589726 33079701
            31699722 30969745 30829767 30719864 31019939 31489956
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          Dozens Of Countries Ground Boeing's 737 Max 8 Following Deadly Crash In Ethiopia      Cache   Translate Page      
Airline regulators across the globe are grounding Boeing 737 Max 8 planes, joining an ever expanding list of countries banning the plane from their airspace. This comes in the wake of Sunday's deadly plane crash in Ethiopia that killed all 157 people on board. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. The latest move came Tuesday from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) when it announced a suspension of two Boeing 737 Max models in all flights in the European bloc. The wave of bans follows the Civil Aviation Administration of China's decision on Monday to order the country's airlines to suspend all commercial operations of their Boeing 737 Max 8 jets. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration does not plan to ground the jets in the United States but is facing growing pressure to do so. The FAA announced Monday that it would require a series of design changes for the Boeing 737 Max fleet. In the U.S., Southwest Airlines uses a fleet of 34 Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft
          Should You Be Worried If You're Flying On A Boeing 737 Max 8?      Cache   Translate Page      
Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit DAVID GREENE, HOST: Let's say you have a flight booked and, given the recent news, you've looked more closely at the type of plane, and it turns out it is a Boeing 737 Max 8. Should you be scared? Should you try and switch flights? Well, today, the United Kingdom joined a handful of other countries in announcing that they are suspending all use of these planes. Here in the United States, the FAA has not done that. Southwest and American fly the 737 Max 8. United flies a similar 737 plane, and they're all still in the air. This is the type of plane that was involved in two fatal crashes in less than five months, including Sunday's crash of an Ethiopian Airlines flight that killed 157 people. David Soucie worked for the FAA as a safety regulator. He's co-author of the book "Why Planes Crash." And he joins us this morning. Welcome. DAVID SOUCIE: Hello. Good morning, David. GREENE: Would you board one of these planes right now? SOUCIE: Well, it
          2nd Crash Of Boeing 737 Max 8 Leaves Flying Public Concerned       Cache   Translate Page      
Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: An aviation analyst tells NPR today he's making fine distinctions about the Boeing 737. After a type of 737 called a MAX 8 crashed on two occasions, he said he would avoid certain planes but fly others. He even said he might fly himself but would be reluctant to bring his family. If that's the thinking of an expert, what's on the minds of the flying public? Here's NPR's Eric Westervelt. ERIC WESTERVELT, BYLINE: Some two dozen airlines around the globe have grounded their Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes following the deadly crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia. At Oakland International Airport, Lynn Tsumoto, just off a Southwest flight from Seattle, asked why Southwest and American, the biggest U.S. operators of the MAX 8, haven't done the same out of an abundance of caution. LYNN TSUMOTO: Well, I'm wondering why they don't when all the other airlines - the majority of airlines - are. WESTERVELT: You'd like them to hit pause. TSUMOTO:
          Hawaiian Airlines lowers prices as Southwest enters market      Cache   Translate Page      
Hawaiian Airlines lowers prices as Southwest enters market


          [美国航空空姐爆料]_老照片:美国廉价航空,空姐长得不赖,可怜有几个魂断长空![American airlines airline stewardess broke]_ old photos American low-cost airline, airline stewardess looks good, there are a few poor in the-东莞理工学院是几本      Cache   Translate Page      
 老照片:美国廉价航空,空姐长得不赖,可怜有几个魂断长空! 今天给大家介绍一些空姐。她们隶属于PSA(Pacific Southwest Airlines 太平洋西南航空)。这家航空公司创建于1949年。 他们的定位,是廉价航空。但在空姐方面,可一点也不含糊。到了1970年代,空姐们鲜艳且超短的制服,成为PSA的特色。不过 对他们的老板而言,他觉得“世界上最友善的航空公司”才应该是公司的企业文化。看看左上的飞机,头部都涂成了笑脸。更不要说,空姐们得时刻对顾客们笑脸相迎了。 当时,廉价航空亦是竞争激烈。 今天给大家介绍一些空姐。她们隶属于PSA(Pacific Southwest Airlines 太平洋西南航空)。这家航空公司创建于1949年。 他们的定位,是廉价航空。但在空姐方面,可一点也不含糊。到了1970年代,空姐们鲜艳且超短的制服,成为PSA的特色。不过 对他们的老板而言,他觉得“世界上最友善的航空公司”才应该是公司的企业文化。看看左上的飞机,头部都涂成了笑脸。更不要说,空姐们得时刻对顾客们笑脸相迎了。 当时,廉价航空亦是竞争激烈。 他们使出浑身解数,打响品牌,招徕客户。 然而,从创建到1987年被全美航空并购,尽管只存在了短短三十八年时间,PSA却没少走霉运。 1978年9月25日,一架班机在圣迭戈机场降落时,与一架训练机相撞,两架飞机上人员全部遇难。其中客机上有机组人员7名,乘客128人。 九年之后,一名前员工因与公司有怨,带枪上机,枪杀飞行员及机师,自杀身亡。 38名乘客和另外5名机组人员,成了可怜的陪葬品。 除了空难,还发生过数起劫机事件。幸未造成空姐损失。 Old photos: American low-cost airline, airline stewardess looks good, there are a few poor in the sky!     Today, I’d like to introduce some stewardess to you. They belong to PSA (Pacific, […]
          737 MAX flights are rare at Sea-Tac Airport; Southwest accommodates concerned travelers      Cache   Translate Page      

Only a handful of more than 1,200 daily flights at Sea-Tac International Airport are by Boeing 737 MAX jets.
          SXSW Awards: ‘Alice,’ ‘For Sama’ Win Top Prizes      Cache   Translate Page      
Josephine Mackerras’ marital drama “Alice” won the top prize for best narrative feature at the South by Southwest Awards on Tuesday night at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas. The French film is Mackerras’ feature directorial debut and explores the collapse of a seemingly perfect marriage. Emilie Piponnier stars as the title character who becomes […]
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Yesterday, another South by Southwest comedy dropped a Red Band Trailer, hot on the heels of the one for Booksmart. This time, it was for Good Boys, another SXSW debut. This comedic romp also got...

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Dave Dameshek, Maurice Jones-Drew and Colleen Wolfe head down to Austin, Texas for the South By Southwest festival to perform in front of a live audience at the J.W. Marriott hotel! The gang starts off with the 10 foot pole free agency edition (6:10) as well as some win, place, show for the future rookie QBs (19:40). Next up, MJD tells the now famous "Maurice Five" Draft day story (27:00). Then, Colleen and Maurice talk about some of their most memorable moments including the 'Philly Special' and MJD's block on Shawne Merriman (42:05). Shek, MJD & The Wolfe wrap up the show with some Q&A from Chris Jericho, Willie McGinest and the audience at SXSW (48:30)!


          The Southwest Effect: How the Airline Changed the Legal Landscape in Texas      Cache   Translate Page      

Herb Kelleher, the co-founder and longtime chief executive of Southwest Airlines who died in January at the age of 87, almost certainly didn't set out to change the legal landscape in Texas. It was the untapped potential in the Texas skies he was after.

       

          Battles Between Former FARC Groups Displace Hundreds in Colombia      Cache   Translate Page      
Battles Between Former FARC Groups Displace Hundreds in Colombia

Battles Between Former FARC Groups Displace Hundreds in Colombia by Parker Asmann - InSight Crime

Hundreds of citizens in a key drug trafficking region of southern Colombia have been forced to flee their homes amid increased fighting between rival criminal groups, highlighting shifting criminal dynamics in the region in the absence of the former ex-FARC mafia boss, alias “Guacho.”

 

Intense fighting between a group of dissident former rebels from the now largely demobilized Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia – FARC) known as the Oliver Sinisterra Front (Frente Oliver Sinisterra – FOS) and another armed group known as Los Contadores has forced hundreds of Colombians from their homes in the rural hamlet of Santo Domingo near the port city of Tumaco in southwest Nariño department, El Tiempo reported.

 

Days earlier on March 1, Ivette Catherine Mina Santana from Tumaco’s local human rights ombudsman alerted community members about the possibility of being displaced after intense clashes between the two groups were recorded on February 28, according to Blu Radio

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Portland, ME
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          Tuesday's College Basketball      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Photos: An Ancient Ceremony to Celebrate the End of Winter (21 photos)      Cache   Translate Page      

Maslenitsa is an ancient ceremony—a farewell to winter celebrated since pagan times in the Slavic regions of Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, and other countries. Maslenitsa, or Pancake Week, is both a folk and religious holiday tied to Shrovetide, the carnival before Lent. Some traditional festivities include the burning of effigies of “Lady Maslenitsa,” family visits, snowball fights, and the cooking and eating of blini, pancakes, or crepes. Below, some images of Maslenitsa this year from Russia, Belarus, and Kyrgyzstan.

A young woman poses for a photo in front of the burning Bastille fortress, a symbol of the 1789 French Revolution built of wood pallets, during the celebration of Maslenitsa, the eastern-Slavic Shrovetide, in the village of Nikola-Lenivets, Kaluga region, Russia, about 125 miles (200 kilometers) southwest of Moscow, on March 9, 2019. ( Mladen Antonov / AFP / Getty)

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          Canadian travellers rush to change planes after Boeing 737 Max 8 crash      Cache   Translate Page      

A horrific Ethiopian Airlines crash that resulted in the deaths of 157 people from 35 different nations is raising concerns this week among flyers around the world—particularly in countries like Canada, where major carriers Air Canada and WestJet refuse to stop flying the exact same type of plane involved in Sunday's mass tragedy.

At least 27 international airlines have now grounded the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft in response to the Ethiopian Airlines tragedy, which saw such a plane bound for Kenya crash just six minutes after takeoff, killing everyone on board.

As of Tuesday morning, Boeing 737 aircrafts had also been flat-out suspended from entering French, German, Australian, British, Irish, Polish, Belgian, Dutch, Austrian, Italian, Singaporean, Malaysian or Omani airspace.

These measures, while swift and strict, aren't being seen as overblown, given that Sunday's was the second fatal crash in just five months involving the popular Boeing model.

A Boeing 737 Max 8 went down similarly on October 29 within moments of taking off from the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, killing all 189 Lion Air passengers and crew aboard the plane.

Boeing itself maintains that the jet is safe, but concerns remain among experts over its safety features and flight control system.

A New York Times analysis published this week shows that Max 8 planes are currently used for around 8,500 flights per week on average, the most popular routes being in China and North America.

Air Canada is tied with American Airlines for the second-highest number of 737 Max 8s in the world with 24 in their fleets, preceded only by Southwest Airlines.

WestJet, another popular Canadian carrier, ties with India's SpiceJet for sixth place. Both have 13 of the increasingly-scrutinized plane models within their fleets.

China has grounded every Max 8 to be found within the country, but, despite hosting some of the busiest routes serviced by this same model, Canada or the U.S. have yet to follow suit.

It's making local airline passengers nervous.

Both Air Canada and Westjet are being inundated with queries on Twitter as to why they're still running the problematic jets.

Some passengers hope that the airlines will allow them to switch or delay flights in light of Sunday's disaster, which took the lives of 18 Canadians.

Some have even managed to get their flights changed for no additional cost.

Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau said on Monday afternoon that he himself would board a Boeing 737 Max 8 right now and that Canada was not considering an airspace plan.

"This plane has millions of miles of flying," he commented. "If I had to fly somewhere on that type of aircraft today, I would."

On Tuesday, amidst growing pressure, Garneau issued a statement saying that he'd cancelled all of his meetings and public events for the day "in order to meet with my Civil Aviation Expert Panel."

"All evidence is being evaluated in real time and we're considering all potential actions," he said on Twitter.

WestJet and Air Canada both maintain through their respective social media channels that they are continuing to fly Max 8 jets.

"We have extensive analytical data supporting the safety of these aircraft, which have also performed excellently from reliability and customer satisfaction perspective," said the latter in a statement on Monday.

"We continue to monitor the situation and based on current information, and recommendations by government safety regulators, including Transport Canada, the FAA, and the manufacturer, we continue to operate our normal B737 schedule."

Interestingly enough, Air Canada did announce this afternoon that it had cancelled some flights bound for London, England on Tuesday and Wednesday, but only due to the U.K.'s civil aviation authority banning all Boeing 737s from their airspace.

At press time, a total of 108 Boeing 737 Max 8 aircrafts were in flight across the world, 13 of them coming into or out of Toronto's Pearson International Airport.


          'Alice' and 'For Sama' take top prizes at South By Southwest Film Festival      Cache   Translate Page      

The South by Southwest Film Festival announced its jury and special award winners Tuesday night at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas.

The narrative feature competition grand jury prize went to “Alice,” written and directed by Josephine Mackerras. The film stars actress Emilie Piponnier in...


          3/13/2019: CANADA: PM seen in Florida for family break      Cache   Translate Page      
As another round of SNCLavalin revelations broke over the weekend, Justin Trudeau was spotted taking a breather in a remote corner of southwest Florida. “Canada’s prime minister, embroiled in a political scandal, is now escaping to southwest Florida,”...
          How to tell if your flight is on a Boeing 737 Max 8 before you book it      Cache   Translate Page      
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A Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft crashed in Ethiopia over the weekend, resulting in 157 deaths. Just months earlier, 189 passengers died when the same type of plane operated by Lion Air crashed in Indonesia.

The aircraft in both fatal crashes is not some random, rarely flown plane. Rather, the 737 Max is Boeing's fastest-selling plane series. It already has more than 4,700 orders for the 737 Max 7, 8, 9, and 10, according to the company website. 

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A New York Times analysis found that Southwest and American airlines are the top users of the Boeing 737 Max 8, the type of plane involved in the crashes. They have 34 and 24 of the planes in their fleets, respectively. Read more...

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          Southwest Kansas rancher adds his cropland to his grazing program      Cache   Translate Page      
Rancher Mark Lohrding has converted his cropland to pasture with forage grass crops.
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The storm is in the Southwest Tuesday morning and will soon head east.
          Help Wanted - Howard's Market & Deli - Boca Raton, FL      Cache   Translate Page      
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Police in southwest Finland are leading a multi-agency investigation into the death of an elderly client who was assaulted at a senior care home in January.
          'Alice' and 'For Sama' take top prizes at South By Southwest Film Festival      Cache   Translate Page      

The South by Southwest Film Festival announced its jury and special award winners Tuesday night at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas.

The narrative feature competition grand jury prize went to “Alice,” written and directed by Josephine Mackerras. The film stars actress Emilie Piponnier in...


          Southwest Airlines, Pittsburgh’s top airline, to keep flying Boeing 737 Max 8      Cache   Translate Page      
At least 24 Southwest Airlines flights using the Boeing 737 Max 8 came through Pittsburgh International Airport during the past week.

Pittsburgh International Airport’s leading airline said Tuesday it will continue flying its Boeing 737 Max 8 airplanes as aviation authorities in some countries grounded that model of aircraft following Sunday’s Ethiopian Airlines crash that left 157 people dead.


          Dozens Of Countries Ground Boeing's 737 Max 8 Following Deadly Crash In Ethiopia      Cache   Translate Page      
Airline regulators across the globe are grounding Boeing 737 Max 8 planes, joining an ever expanding list of countries banning the plane from their airspace. This comes in the wake of Sunday's deadly plane crash in Ethiopia that killed all 157 people on board. The cause of the crash is still under investigation. The latest move came Tuesday from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) when it announced a suspension of two Boeing 737 Max models in all flights in the European bloc. The wave of bans follows the Civil Aviation Administration of China's decision on Monday to order the country's airlines to suspend all commercial operations of their Boeing 737 Max 8 jets. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration does not plan to ground the jets in the United States but is facing growing pressure to do so. The FAA announced Monday that it would require a series of design changes for the Boeing 737 Max fleet. In the U.S., Southwest Airlines uses a fleet of 34 Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) appeared at the South by Southwest Conference (SXSW) in Austin Texas. The Intercept Briahana Gray interviewed her.
          Pristine Beauty of the Dzungarian Alatau      Cache   Translate Page      
The Dzungarian Alatau is a mountain range located in the northeast of the Almaty region of Kazakhstan, between the Ili River and Lake Alakol. The range extends from the west-southwest to east-northeast along the state border of Kazakhstan and China. The length of the range is about 450 km, the width – 50-90 km. The […]
          Insect Pin / Southwest Tie Tack / Vintage Sterling Turquoise and Mother of Pearl Jewelry by SouthwestVintage      Cache   Translate Page      

58.00 USD

Vintage Southwest style insect tie tack/ pin with mother of pearl and turquoise in the body of the insect, it is not marked but test sterling silver not including the cover for the pin. The back of the insect has a hallmark I was unable to attribute to an artist.

MEASUREMENTS:
Length 2 3/4"
Width 1/2" at the widest

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The pin has light wear and a patina, it is in very good vintage condition

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          1950's Kachina Skirt / Vintage Circle Skirt / Medium to Large Southwest Women's Apparel by SouthwestVintage      Cache   Translate Page      

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Vintage circa 1950's Southwestern print cotton circle skirt. Full double skirt of cotton in an indigo blue color with silk screen kachina around the bottom of the skirt . The bodies of the kachinas are in a gold tone paint.The skirt pins and snaps on the side for a closure. The skirt is labeled a size 18 would fit a medium to large see the measurements for the best fit.

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None

CONDITION:
The skirt has light wear and is in very good vintage condition. The printing went through to the underskirt and is partially printed.

MEASUREMENTS (lying flat, needs to be doubled):
Waist 15 1/4"
Hips full
Length 30"

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          Friendship Jacket / Bohemian Cocoon Coat / Vintage Denim Southwest Cropped Jacket by SouthwestVintage      Cache   Translate Page      

59.00 USD

Vintage circa 1980's to 1990's medium wash denim cacoon jacket with silver tone metal conchos, with colorful decorative woven friendship bracelets and other colorful applique details. The jaceket is labeled a small but runs bigger, measurement for best fit.

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CONDITION:
The jacket is in very good vintage condition with light wear and the bottom metal button is dented.

MEASUREMENTS (lying flat, front closed, needs to be doubled when applicable ):
Waist 17 1/4"
Bust open
Shoulders 23"
Sleeve Length 20"
Width 26"

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          “The ‘Bomb Cyclone’ Is Back And It's Ready To Explode Into A Hurricane”      Cache   Translate Page      
“The ‘Bomb Cyclone’ Is Back 
And It's Ready To Explode Into A Hurricane”
by Tyler Durden

"A powerful winter storm is forecasted "to intensify explosively" in the southwest US on Tuesday into Wednesday, unleashing a wide array of life-threatening weather hazards for tens of millions of Americans, reported Axios.
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The impact area is expected from North Texas through the Dakotas and Minnesota is expected to be hit the hardest. The storm will likely qualify as a meteorological "bomb" — short for bombogenesis, which describes storms whose central pressure drops 24 millibars in 24 hours. The lower the pressure and the quicker it drops, the more powerful the storm. This could be one for the record books.
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"A strong storm is poised to rapidly develop across the Plains this week, meeting “bomb” criteria (deepening of 24mb or more in 24 hours). This will spread heavy rains, thunderstorms, and flooding risks into the central Plains into Wednesday, then spread snow into the Dakotas later Wednesday into Wednesday night.
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This storm is particularly strong for this time of year in this part of the world. Data suggests this storm will be the strongest (via minimum central pressure) storm since at least 1979 to impact the central Plains. With a central pressure equivalent to that of a category 2 hurricane, wind, rain, and snow will all be threats. This will spark heightened wind generation in the southern Plains, and combined with melting snowpack, offer significant flooding risks across the northern Plains and Upper Midwest. This will halt any progress farmers were making toward fieldwork in this part of the country," Meteorologist and owner of Empire Weather LLC., Ed Vallee.
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The bombogenesis will detonate over Central Plains and bring almost every weather hazard possible at once. Severe thunderstorms are expected to hit south Texas to eastern Nebraska on Wednesday, which includes the potential for tornadoes.

• Meanwhile, in the plains of eastern Colorado and parts of Nebraska and Kansas, rain, freezing rain, sleet and heavy snow are forecast as the storm intensifies. Some areas may pick up more than a foot of snow as wind gusts to 70 miles per hour lead to blizzard conditions. The closures of entire interstates, including I-70 in Colorado, is possible.


• Blizzard warnings have been posted from northeastern Colorado into southeastern Wyoming, as well as Nebraska and southwest South Dakota.


• As the storm spins northeastward, it's predicted to bring heavy rain on top of a deep snowpack in the Upper Midwest, with the potential for severe flooding in some areas.


• Because of the storm's low air pressure, it will generate a huge and powerful wind field as air rushes toward the storm center. High wind watches cover a vast region from South Texas to Iowa, and wind gusts of up to 70 miles per hour are possible in the hardest-hit regions, the National Weather Service warns.


The storm will affect the entire Central Plains, from the U.S.-Mexico border to the U.S.-Canadian border. Axios notes that it's highly unusual to see a low-pressure system intensify so rapidly over land, since these type of storms are more common over tropical oceans." 
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The South by Southwest Film Festival announced its jury and special award winners Tuesday night at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas.

The narrative feature competition grand jury prize went to “Alice,” written and directed by Josephine Mackerras. The film stars actress Emilie Piponnier in...


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Guy ShaversSouthwest Guilford head coach Guy Shavers spoke with HighSchoolOT.com about his team's undefeated season, overcoming the adversity of a severe injury and how his team is comfortable playing the role of the favorite
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          Remembering Benito Nuñez-Rodriguez      Cache   Translate Page      

It's about 5 p.m. on March 10 and under a blue sky a handful of people walk down Goble Lane in Ferndale, where family and friends of Benito Nuñez-Rodriguez will place a cross with his name a little ways away from where a search team found him March 1, about 12 hours after he went missing in the floodwaters of the Eel River.

Aurelio Baltzar and Oscar Dominguez find a fence post and start to drill the cross into place. It reads: “Benito Nuñez-Rodriguez / Por siempre en nuestros corazones / Forever in our hearts.” As they are mounting the plaque, Michelle Rodriguez, a family friend of 14 years, begins giving out sunflower seeds to people, hand by hand, while sniffling back tears. She remembers Nuñez-Rodriguez talking about how beautiful the sunflowers are when in full bloom along the fence line.

The group surrounds the cross with flowers and candles before Rodriguez drops the sunflower seeds on the grass close by. She invites the others to place candles and seeds for the memorial.

“I know some of you didn’t know Benito,” she says. “He was a loving father and a big hearted, unique and funny guy. He loved to laugh.”


Nuñez-Rodriguez drowned in the floodwaters of the Eel River on Feb. 28 when he tried to walk through 4- to 5-foot deep flows to get from the barn he was in to his nearby home. According to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, he clocked out of work at the Alexandre Acres dairy barn around 5 p.m. but waited a while before trying to get home. The next day, searchers found a rowboat that had been in the barn a ways downriver, leading some to speculate that he’d tried to paddle home. But the sheriff’s office says his wife, Trina Nuñez-Rodriguez, who was home with their four children, heard him calling out for help around 7 p.m.

With their youngest son, 10, and the help of a neighbor, Trina tried to rescue him by driving a tractor into the flood waters toward him. But the tractor stalled before it could reach him and Trina ultimately lost sight of her husband. Numerous agencies launched a rescue effort but, it was suspended after two hours at 11 p.m. due to dangerous conditions. The next morning, deputies continued the search and found Nuñez-Rodriguez dead in a nearby field southwest from where the tractor stalled.…

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Όταν το Δεκέμβριο του 2015 η Boeing παρουσίαζε εν μέσω θριαμβολογίας το αεροσκάφος 737 Max 8, έκανε λόγο για τη συνέχιση μιας «απίστευτης ιστορίας», χαρακτηρίζοντας το νέο μοντέλο ως τη μεταφορά του 737 στο επόμενο επίπεδο.

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Η σειρά 737 της Boeing αποτελεί διαχρονικά το best seller της εμπορικής αεροπορίας, έχοντας πουλήσει πάνω από 13.000 αεροσκάφη από το 1965 μέχρι σήμερα. Η Max είναι η τελευταία γενιά του Boeing 737, η τεχνολογικά προηγμένη αναβάθμιση του.
Υπάρχουν τέσσερα είδη Maxes στον στόλο, αριθμημένα 7, 8, 9 και 10. Η σειρά 8, η οποία συμμετείχε στις συντριβές στην Ινδονησία και την Αιθιοπία, έχει πετάξει περισσότερο από οποιοδήποτε άλλο μοντέλο.
Boeing 737 MAX 8: Το ψεγάδι του θαύματος της τεχνολογίας που οδήγησε στη συντριβή των 2 αεροπλάνων
Το 737 Max έγινε το ταχύτερα πωλούμενο αεροπλάνο στην ιστορία της Boeing. Από το 2017 που βγήκε στην αγορά, έχουν πουληθεί 350 αεροσκάφη, ενώ έχουν παραγγελθεί άλλα 4.761. Βάσει του προγραμματισμού της Boeing, το Max θα αντιπροσωπεύει το 64% της παραγωγής της Boeing έως το 2032.

Στη σειρά Max η Boeing επανασχεδίασε την άτρακτο και τα φτερά του αεροσκάφους για να μειώσει το βάρος και να βελτιστοποιήσει την αεροδυναμική του. Παράλληλα, είναι εξοπλισμένο με τελευταίας τεχνολογίας κινητήρες CFM International Leap 1B, που εξοικονομούν καύσιμα, σε ποσοστό τεράστιο, που κυμαίνεται περίπου στο 20%.

Διαφοροποιήσεις με την προηγούμενη γενιά υπάρχουν και στο κόκπιτ, ενώ σε ότι αφορά τον ηλεκτρονικό εξοπλισμό έγινε αντικατάσταση με τελευταίας τεχνολογίας συστήματα.
Εδώ όμως εγείρεται πλέον ένα μεγάλο ερώτημα, για το αν αυτά τα ηλεκτρονικά συστήματα είναι εκτός από υπερσύγχρονα και αξιόπιστα. Το προκαλούν οι ομοιότητες στα δύο δυστυχήματα των Boeing 737 Max 8, σε διάστημα μικρότερο των έξι μηνών. 

Boeing 737 MAX 8: Το ψεγάδι του θαύματος της τεχνολογίας που οδήγησε στη συντριβή των 2 αεροπλάνων
Στις 29 Οκτωβρίου είχε συντριβεί στη θάλασσα της Ιάβας το αεροσκάφος της ινδονησιακής εταιρείας «Lion Air», οδηγώντας στο θάνατο και τους 187 επιβαίνοντες. Το Βoeing χάθηκε από τα ραντάρ 13 λεπτά μετά την απογείωση από το αεροδρόμιο της Τζακάρτα.
Το πρωί της Κυριακής το ίδιο τύπου αεροσκάφος της «Ethiopian Airlines» συνετρίβη έξι λεπτά μετά την απογείωση του από το αεροδρόμιο της Αντίς Αμπέμπα, με τραγικό απολογισμό το θάνατο 157 ανθρώπων.

Όπως στην περίπτωση της πτήσης της Lion Air, έτσι και στην πρόσφατη τραγωδία, ο κυβερνήτης του αεροσκάφους είχε, σύμφωνα με την επίσημη ενημέρωση, αναφέρει προβλήματα μετά την απογείωση και είχε ζητήσει άδεια επιστροφής και προσγείωσης του αεροπλάνου στον αερολιμένα της Αντίς Αμπέμπα.

Ο φάκελος του πιλότου χαρακτηρίστηκε «εξαιρετικός», ενώ το αεροπλάνο «δεν είχε ιστορικό τεχνικών προβλημάτων».

Εξαιρετικά έμπειροι, με πάνω από 11.000 ώρες πτήσης αθροιστικά, ήταν και οι δύο πιλότοι της μοιραίας πτήσης της Lion Air. Το αεροσκάφος ήταν ολοκαίνουργιο, έχοντας μόλις τρεις μήνες «ζωής» στον αέρα. Επιπλέον η Lion Air δεν είχε ούτε ένα θύμα στο παθητικό της από το Νοέμβριο του 2004.

Boeing 737 MAX 8: Το ψεγάδι του θαύματος της τεχνολογίας που οδήγησε στη συντριβή των 2 αεροπλάνων
Λίγα λεπτά μετά την απογείωση, ο κυβερνήτης ανέφερε ότι αντιμετώπιζε κάποιες τεχνικές δυσκολίες και ζήτησε άδεια από τον πύργο ελέγχου να επιστρέψει στο αεροδρόμιο της Τζακάρτα.
Τα στοιχεία από την ηλεκτρονική σελίδα καταγραφής πτήσεων «Flightradar24», έδειξαν ότι κάτι πήγε στραβά δύο λεπτά μετά την απογείωση, όταν το αεροπλάνο βρισκόταν σε ύψος 2.000 ποδών (610 μέτρων).

Αρχικά έκανε βουτιά 500 ποδιών, πήρε κλίση προς τα αριστερά και κατόπιν άρχισε να ανεβαίνει και πάλι, στα 5.000 πόδια. Το σήμα χάθηκε ενώ είχε αναπτύξει ταχύτητα και βρισκόταν περίπου στα 3.650 πόδια.

Το μαύρο κουτί είχε αποκαλύψει ότι το αεροσκάφος πετούσε με βλάβη, συγκεκριμένα στο δείκτη ταχύτητας ανέμου, αλλά οι έρευνες παραμένουν σε εξέλιξη και το επίσημο πόρισμα δεν έχει ακόμα ανακοινωθεί.

«Εάν το αεροπλάνο είναι καινούργιο, τα προβλήματα θα αποκαλυφθούν μόνο μετά τη χρήση του σκάφους σε καθημερινή βάση. Συνήθως αυτά τα προβλήματα λύνονται τους πρώτους τρεις μήνες. Πάντα εμφανίζονται μικροπροβλήματα. Όχι όμως τέτοια που να θέτουν σε κίνδυνο την ασφάλεια του αεροσκάφους», είχε πει τότε στο BBC ο αναλυτής αεροπλοΐας Γκέρι Σοεγιάτμαν.
Σύμφωνα με τον ιστότοπο «Flightradar24» και στην περίπτωση της «Ethiopian Airlines» παρατηρήθηκε κάτι περίεργο μετά την απογείωση του μοιραίου αεροσκάφους.
Boeing 737 MAX 8: Το ψεγάδι του θαύματος της τεχνολογίας που οδήγησε στη συντριβή των 2 αεροπλάνων
«Τα στοιχεία από το δίκτυο μας δείχνουν ότι ο ρυθμός ανόδου του αεροσκάφους μετά την απογείωση του ήταν ασταθής», ανέφερε σε ανάρτησή του στο Twitter το απολύτως αξιόπιστο δίκτυο παρακολούθησης πτήσεων, που έχει την έδρα του στην Σουηδία. 

Τι ήταν αυτό που προκάλεσε παράδοξες συμπεριφορές πτήσης και στα δύο αεροσκάφη, λίγο αφότου σηκώθηκαν από το έδαφος;

Το σενάριο να οφείλονται αμφότερες οι τραγωδίες σε ανθρώπινα λάθη είναι μάλλον εξωπραγματικό, καθότι επρόκειτο για μια διαδικασία ρουτίνας, την οποία έπρεπε να φέρουν εις πέρας έμπειροι και επιτυχημένοι πιλότοι. Οι καιρικές συνθήκες ήταν ευνοϊκότατες, η ορατότητα άρτια και το επίπεδο δυσκολίας αυτού που είχαν να κάνουν σχεδόν μηδαμινό.

Μετά από το δυστύχημα του περασμένου Οκτωβρίου, η αεροναυτική κοινότητα είχε θέσει κάποια ερωτήματα για την έλλειψη πληροφοριών προς τις εταιρείες και τους πιλότους, σε ότι αφορά το νέο σύστημα ελέγχου απώλειας άντωσης που διαθέτει το μοντέλο αυτό.

Η ομοσπονδία των αμερικανών πιλότων είχε φέρει τότε στο φως πρόβλημα εσφαλμένων πληροφοριών των οργάνων ελέγχου (AOA, Αισθητήρας Γωνίας Προσβολής). Αν μια δυσλειτουργία στους AOA δώσει λάθος ένδειξη απώλειας άντωσης, μπορεί να αποπροσανατολίσει τον ηλεκτρονικό υπολογιστή της πτήσης και αντί να θέσει προς πορεία ανόρθωσης το αεροσκάφος, να το θέσει σε πορεία καθόδου.

Ο κόσμος της αεροπλοΐας τελεί υπό σύγχυση, ενώ η ίδια η Boeing βιώνει μάλλον τις πιο αμήχανες στιγμές της ιστορίας της. Λίγες ώρες αφότου η ομοσπονδιακή υπηρεσία πολιτικής αεροπορίας (FAA) ανακοίνωσε πως θα ζητήσει να γίνουν «αλλαγές στον σχεδιασμό» του μοντέλου ως τον Απρίλιο, η Boeing ανακοίνωσε ότι μέσα στις επόμενες εβδομάδες θα προχωρήσει σε αναβάθμιση του λογισμικού όλων των αεροσκαφών τύπου 737 MAX 8.
Boeing 737 MAX 8: Το ψεγάδι του θαύματος της τεχνολογίας που οδήγησε στη συντριβή των 2 αεροπλάνων
Απέφυγε βεβαίως να συσχετίσει την αναβάθμιση αυτή με το δυστύχημα, για το οποίο έχει δηλώσει απλώς ότι -σε συνεργασία με όλους τους αρμόδιους φορείς- θα καταβάλλει κάθε δυνατή προσπάθεια για να κατανοήσει όλες τις πτυχές του.

Η κολοσσιαία αμερικανική αεροναυπηγική εταιρία έχει μπροστά της μια πρωτόγνωρη κρίση και το πολύ δύσκολο έργο να πείσει επενδυτές και επιβάτες για την αξιοπιστία του αεροσκάφους. Ήδη η μετοχή της γκρεμίστηκε κατά περίπου 10%, εξέλιξη στην οποία έπαιξε φυσικά μεγάλο ρόλο και η αντίδραση της Κίνας μετά την τραγωδία.

Την απόφαση των κινεζικών αεροπορικών αρχών να καθηλώσουν περίπου 100 Boeing Co 737 MAX 8 (που αντιστοιχούν σε πάνω από το ένα τέταρτο των αεροσκαφών αυτού του τύπου που χρησιμοποιούνται σε όλον τον κόσμο) ακολούθησαν άμεσα η Ινδονησία, η Αιθιοπία, η Νότια Κορέα, η Μογγολία, η Cayman Airways (Νησιά Κέιμαν) και η νοτιοαφρικάνικη Comair, παροπλίζοντας μέχρι νεωτέρας το μοναδικό Boeing 737 Max 8 που έχει στο στόλο της.

Υπάρχουν βέβαια 16 εταιρίες σε όλο τον κόσμο που εξακολουθούν να χρησιμοποιούν τη γενιά Max στα δρομολόγια τους, από τις ΗΠΑ έως τη Σινγκαπούρη. Και αν στις περισσότερες χώρες ο ταξιδιώτης έχει την πολυτέλεια να αποφύγει το συγκεκριμένο τύπου αεροσκάφους, στις ΗΠΑ αυτό δεν είναι και τόσο εύκολο, καθώς οι Southwest και American Airlines έχουν γεμίσει τους στόλους τους με τα Boeing τελευταίας γενιάς.

Ανάλογα με την ιδιοσυγκρασία και τα βιώματα του κάθε επιβάτη, είναι από άβολο έως… τροματικό να πετάς με ένα αεροπλάνο, που κάποιες εταιρίες ήδη απέσυραν υπό το φόβο μιας νέας συντριβής.
Όσο κυνικό κι αν ακούγεται, η ευχή που διακινείται πια στον κόσμο της αεροναυτικής κοινότητας είναι η προφανής και για κάποιον αδαή: να ήταν ελαττωματικά μόνο τα δύο συγκεκριμένα «κομμάτια» της συγκεκριμένης παρτίδας παραγωγής…

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My (now deceased) mentor, Vin Prothro, co-founder of Mostek with LJ Sevin and Ben Rosen and later a VC fund called Southwest Enterprise Assoc w Dick Kramlich of NEA (Dick's wife went to HS w Vin) and later founded Dallas Semiconductor (sold to Maxim when Vin died) gave me very similar advice as Fred posted:

31% market
30% team
20% product
the rest is valuation, location, cycle of the fund, etc...

His belief is you can take formulas of variables (like weak/strong/neutral) of Market, Team, Product and ultimately come up with a rationalization of what he believes comes down to a gut feel on the deal.

As he shared with me:
Market is hardest to change
Team's 2nd
Product changes are hard, but usually the easiest of the three.

There are no absolute, but Fred's views codify Vin's even more from my perspective, or vice versa. Thank you Fred for your blog. It is a great community and I have learned a lot from it.


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La sangría de países y aerolíneas que han decidido prohibir el uso del avión Boeing 737 MAX 8 se disparó ayer tras la decisión de la Unión Europea de vetar al modelo del gigante estadounidense de la aviación en su espacio aéreo. Una decisión que pone en riesgo los pedidos que todavía tiene pendiente el fabricante americano, valorados en cerca de 600.000 millones de dólares, más de medio billón de euros.

El 737 MAX 8 es el avión que provocó la tragedia del pasado domingo en Etiopía, donde una nave de la compañía de bandera del país, Ethiopian Airlines, se estrelló y causó la muerte de 157 personas. Es el mismo modelo que, hace menos de cinco meses, el 29 de octubre del año pasado, se estrelló contra el mar en un vuelo de la aerolínea de Indonesia Lion Air, en el que fallecieron 189 personas.

El primer país en impedir que el avión de Boeing volara sobre su territorio fue China, que tomó la decisión el pasado lunes, horas después de que se conociera el accidente en Etiopía. Poco después, el país escenario de la tragedia tomó la misma decisión, al igual que hicieron Indonesia, Marruecos, Mongolia y Singapur.

Al mismo tiempo, más de 30 compañías de todo el mundo han empezado a suspender sus vuelos con este avión: desde Norwegian, hasta la brasileña Gol o la india Jet Airways. Ayer, se unieron a la decisión países como Australia, Malasia y Omán y, poco después, varios países europeos, empezando por Reino Unido y Alemania. El país británico justificó su decisión por las «similitudes» entre las tragedias de Indonesia y de Etiopía.

Al final del día, la UE tomaba el mismo camino: un comunicado de la Agencia Europea de Seguridad Aérea informaba de la suspensión de «las operaciones de vuelo» por «precaución» hasta que se aclaren los motivos del accidente.

Fue la declaración oficial que estaba esperando el Gobierno español para vetar la entrada del aparato -que transportó unos 700.000 pasajeros en los aeropuertos españoles el año pasado, según la página web de AENA- en su espacio aéreo. El Ejecutivo anunció, horas antes de la declaración de la Agencia europea, que dejaba en manos de la Unión Europea esta decisión. En total, ayer se cancelaron cuatro vuelos en España por esta situación.

Esta cascada de vetos y el hecho de que se haya producido una segunda tragedia aérea en pocos meses con el mismo modelo suponen un golpe descomunal en Boeing, uno de los orgullos industriales de EE.UU. La compañía se ha desplomado más de un 10% en Bolsa en las dos últimas sesiones, lo que le ha costado cerca de 30.000 millones. Unas pérdidas a las que se une un golpe reputacional difícil de cuantificar.

Y es que el 737 MAX tiene un gran peso en la cartera de pedidos de Boeing. De los 806 aviones que entregó Boeing en 2018, 256 fueron 737 MAX. Es el modelo más popular de la compañía, representando más de la mitad de las entregas del 737 y superando los registros de aeronaves como el Dreamliner, que se quedó en 145 entregas el año pasado. Boeing destacó, al presentar los resultados de 2018 -cuando se logró un récord histórico de entregas- que el MAX era «más eficiente en el consumo de combustible» y tenía «mayor autonomía».

Si se analiza la cartera de aviones que el fabricante tiene todavía pendiente fabricar, la situación es aún más delicada. De las 5.904 aeronaves pendientes de entrega, 4.636 son 737 MAX. Por cada uno de ellos, Boeing obtiene una media de 121 millones de euros. Es decir, el fabricante se juega casi 600.000 millones de euros por esta crisis, ya que distintas compañías han advertido que meditan suspender los pedidos en marcha que tienen con la empresa.

De momento, estas amenazas no ha afectado a EE.UU., donde dos de sus principales aerolíneas, Southwest y American Airlines, ayer aseguraron que confiaban en la seguridad del modelo. Es la postura que defendió la Administración Federal de Aviación (FAA, en sus siglas en inglés), que el lunes aseguro que el avión es seguro y, al cierre de esta edición, no había cambiado de opinión.

Las voces en contra llegaron desde todo el espectro político estadounidense: legisladores demócratas y republicanos exigieron que se detengan los vuelos hasta que se demuestre la seguridad de los aparatos. El senador republicano John Thune demostraba los problemas de reputación a los que se enfrenta Boeing: al preguntarle si volaría en un 737 MAX 8 ahora mismo respondió que «como cualquier otra persona, preferiría volar en otro avión».

Einstein como piloto

El presidente de EE.UU., Donald Trump, intervino en el debate público sobre la seguridad en el transporte aéreo y dijo en un mensaje en Twitter que «los aviones son demasiado complejos para pilotarlos» y que «muchas veces lo viejo y simple es mejor». En su opinión, «la complejidad crea peligro» y defendió que «yo no quiero que Einstein tenga que ser mi piloto».

No está claro a qué aspectos de la navegación aérea se refería Trump, pero puede que tenga que ver con las informaciones de que el accidente de Indonesia tuvo que ver con el fallo de un sensor que interviene de forma automática en la inclinación de la nariz del avión en el despegue, sin la participación del piloto. El hecho de que tanto en ese caso como en el de Etiopía el accidente se produjo en el despegue ha despertado las sospechas de que sea el mismo sistema el responsable del fallo.

Las declaraciones de Trump, que no citó el nombre de Boeing, aumentan la incertidumbre sobre la compañía. El mes pasado, en su visita a Hanoi para la cumbre con el dictador norcoreano Kim Jong-un, el presidente de EE.UU. cerró la venta de aviones de Boeing a aerolíneas de Vietnam. La operación incluía cien aviones 737 MAX y junto a Trump estuvo Kevin McAllister, que dirige el negocio de aviación comercial de Boeing. Ahora Vietnam ha anunciado que la seguridad de los aviones -la primera entrega está prevista para octubre- debe ser revisada. Boeing, por su parte, ha anunciado que revisaría el software que controla ese sistema mientras que defendió que la seguridad es su «prioridad número uno» y que tienen «confianza plena» en los 737 MAX.


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WW 21 SEVERE TSTM TX 130650Z - 131400Z
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 21
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
150 AM CDT Wed Mar 13 2019

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
  central and northern Texas

* Effective this Wednesday morning from 150 AM until 900 AM CDT.

* Primary threats include...
  Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
  Isolated large hail events to 1 inch in diameter possible
  A tornado or two possible

SUMMARY...A line of thunderstorms will move rapidly through the
watch area this morning with damaging gusts and the potential for a
tornado or two.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 50
statute miles east and west of a line from 55 miles north of Fort
Worth TX to 5 miles southwest of Temple TX. For a complete depiction
of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
WOU1).

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMEMBER...A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are
favorable for severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area.
Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening
weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible
warnings. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce
tornadoes.

&&

OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 18...WW 19...WW 20...

AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
1 inch. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A few
cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 500. Mean storm motion vector
24035.

...Bunting

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WW 20 SEVERE TSTM OK TX 130545Z - 131100Z
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 20
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1245 AM CDT Wed Mar 13 2019

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
  southwest Oklahoma
  northwest Texas

* Effective this Wednesday morning from 1245 AM until 600 AM CDT.

* Primary threats include...
  Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
  Isolated large hail events to 1 inch in diameter possible
  A tornado or two possible

SUMMARY...A line of severe thunderstorms will move rapidly northeast
across the watch area with damaging wind gusts and possibly a
tornado or two.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 55
statute miles north and south of a line from 45 miles southwest of
Altus OK to 25 miles east of Fort Sill OK. For a complete depiction
of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS
WOU0).

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

REMEMBER...A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are
favorable for severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area.
Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening
weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible
warnings. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce
tornadoes.

&&

OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 18...WW 19...

AVIATION...A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to
1 inch. Extreme turbulence and surface wind gusts to 60 knots. A few
cumulonimbi with maximum tops to 450. Mean storm motion vector
24040.

...Bunting

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took time to snap a selfie with Bill Nye at the event.

It wasn’t any of the 2020 presidential hopefuls that took center stage at the South by Southwest conference in Texas, it was outspoken freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

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Stacey Abrams said Monday that a 2020 presidential run is "definitely on the table," clarifying earlier remarks that seemed to rule one out, NBC News reports.

The Georgia Democrat, who narrowly lost a gubernatorial bid last year, suggested earlier in the day that she wouldn't be ready to consider a presidential campaign until 2028. But later, she said on Twitter that a White House bid in the current election cycle was still under consideration.

Abrams, people familiar with her thinking say, thinks it's important that an African-American woman with her experience be seen as a credible potential presidential candidate. After all, allies note, former congressman Beto O’Rourke lost his 2018 campaign too, but that hasn't stopped the political world from seeing him as a potential top-tier 2020 candidate.

"My task is to make certain that a Democrat is elected not only to the White House but that we have a Democratic majority in the Senate and a Democratic majority in Congress," Abrams said during a visit to the annual South by Southwest festival.



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          TKC TUESDAY NIGHT QUESTION: SHOULD KANSAS CITY ALLOW BOEING 737 MAX 8 AT MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR NEW AIRPORT?!?!      Cache   Translate Page      


The new airport is a disaster in the making but another sort of crash & burn has captivated the minds of news watchers tonight.

Upon a high-flying suggestions from more than a few from our reader community . . .

SHOULD KANSAS CITY FEEL SAFE WITH SEVERAL 737 MAX 8 FLYING THROUGH COWTOWN SKIES?!?!?

Corporate media is attempting to calm panic and provides just a bit of usable data. . .

According to data from the Kansas City Aviation Department, the 737 Max 8 is scheduled to handle 1.7 percent of KCI's departures this month.

Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) is the only carrier operating the aircraft in Kansas City. In March, the airport's biggest airline is scheduled to use the 737 Max 8 for 82 of its 2,207 departures.

And so we ask . . .

DO YOU LIKE THOSE ODDS OR SHOULD KANSAS CITY JOIN SO MANY OTHERS ASKING FOR THE CONTROVERSIAL PLANES TO BE GROUNDED???

Further Reading:

CNBC: Feeling pressure to ground Boeing planes, US Transportation Secretary flies on 737 Max 8

BLOOMBERG: Man Who Grounded Dreamliner Says FAA Should Ground 737, Too

BBC: Boeing: Which airlines use the 737 Max 8?

CNBC: Flight attendants urge carriers to ground Boeing 737 Max planes after crash

DN: Several Boeing 737 Max 8 pilots in U.S. complained about suspected safety flaw

WSJ: Boeing 737 MAX: The Latest Example of a Passive DOT

NPR: U.S. Lawmakers Call To Ground The Boeing 737 MAX 8. FAA Says 'No' For Now

You decide . . .
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Changes coming to one of the busiest bypasses in SW Kansas  KWCH

Construction next Wednesday begins on the U.S. 50/83/400 bypass in Garden City, one of the busiest in southwest Kansas.


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MD 0191 CONCERNING WINTER MIXED PRECIPITATION FOR PORTIONS OF FAR NORTHWEST NE INTO CENTRAL SD
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Mesoscale Discussion 0191
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
0459 AM CDT Wed Mar 13 2019

Areas affected...portions of far northwest NE into central SD

Concerning...Winter mixed precipitation 

Valid 130959Z - 131400Z

SUMMARY...A narrow corridor of rain changing to and/or mixing with
freezing rain and sleet is expected for a few hours this morning.

DISCUSSION...Surface temperature observations from far northwest NE
into southwest and south-central SD are running a few degrees warmer
compared forecast guidance as of 09z. This is resulting in mainly
rain with the band of precipitation lifting northward into southern
SD currently. However, as the surface low over eastern CO continues
to intensify early this morning, colder air over northern SD will
shift southward with time as northeasterly low level flow
strengthens. As such, a narrow corridor of rain should mix with
frozen precip types before transitioning to freezing rain and sleet
further north over the next couple of hours. This freezing rain and
sleet should persist for a few hours this morning before a
stronger/deeper cold surge works southward and a transition to all
snow occurs later this afternoon.

..Leitman.. 03/13/2019

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LAT...LON   43530395 44170208 44480074 44649989 44659939 44569916
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          Η Ευρώπη κλείνει τον εναέριο χώρο της για τα Boeing 737 ΜΑΧ – Οι ΗΠΑ τα κρατάνε      Cache   Translate Page      

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Παγκόσμια ανησυχία για την ασφάλεια των πτήσεων έχει προκαλέσει η αεροπορική τραγωδία με το Boeing 737 ΜΑΧ 8 της Ethiopian Airlines που προκάλεσε τον θάνατο 157 ανθρώπων. Ο Ευρωπαϊκός Οργανισμός Ασφάλειας της Αεροπορίας (EASA) αποφάσισε να αναστείλει όλες τις πτήσεις των Boeing 737-8 και 737-9 στον ευρωπαϊκό εναέριο χώρο, αρχής γενομένης από τις 21.00 ώρα Ελλάδας την Τρίτη. «H EASA αποφάσισε να αναστείλει όλες τις πτήσεις των δύο μοντέλων» τονίζεται στη σχετική ανακοίνωση. Παρ' όλα αυτά δεν έχει ληφθεί αντίστοιχη απόφαση στις ΗΠΑ όπου οι αμερικανικές αεροπορικές εταιρείες συνεχίζουν κανονικά τις πτήσεις τους.

Νωρίτερα, τον αποκλεισμό του αεροσκάφους Boeing 737 Max 8 από τον γερμανικό εναέριο χώρο ανακοίνωσε ο υπουργός Μεταφορών της Γερμανίας Αντρέας Σόιερ. Αντίστοιχη απαγόρευση είχε επιβάλει νωρίτερα την Τρίτη και η Βρετανία, μετά και την δεύτερη εντός λίγων μηνών συντριβή αεροσκάφους αυτού του τύπου, πρώτα της ινδονησιακής «Lion Air» και την περασμένη Κυριακή των Αιθιοπικών Αερογραμμών.

«Η ασφάλεια έχει απόλυτη προτεραιότητα. Μέχρι να διαλυθούν όλες οι αμφιβολίες, ο γερμανικός εναέριος χώρος είναι κλειστός για το Boeing 737 Max 8», δήλωσε ο κ. Σόιερ και διευκρίνισε ότι το μέτρο αφορά μόνο για υπερπτήσεις, καθώς ο συγκεκριμένος τύπος αεροσκάφους δεν χρησιμοποιείται πλέον σε καμία πτήση με προορισμό ή αφετηρία γερμανικό αεροδρόμιο, μετά και την απόφαση του τουριστικού κολοσσού TUI να σταματήσει τις πτήσεις με το Boeing 737 Max 8.

Σε ό,τι αφορά την περίπτωση της Βρετανίας, ο αποκλεισμός που επεβλήθη αφορά εκτός από τις υπερπτήσεις και τις απογειώσεις και προσγειώσεις από/σε βρετανικό αεροδρόμιο.

Ο πρόεδρος των ΗΠΑ Ντόναλντ Τραμπ και ο Ντένις Μιούλενμπεργκ, ο επικεφαλής της Boeing, είχαν τηλεφωνική επικοινωνία. Η συνομιλία αυτή διεξήχθη λίγο μετά τα tweets του Τραμπ, όπου εξέφραζε τη λύπη του διότι τα αεροσκάφη είναι πλέον «πολύ περίπλοκα» προκειμένου να τα κυβερνήσουν, επισήμανε αυτή η πηγή, που μίλησε υπό καθεστώς ανωνυμίας.

Ο Μιούλενμπεργκ διαβεβαίωσε τον Αμερικανό πρόεδρο ότι τα 737 MAX 8 είναι «ασφαλή» και «αξιόπιστα» παρά την απόφαση που έλαβαν πολλές χώρες, ιδίως στην Ευρώπη, να κλείσουν τον εναέριο χώρο τους σε αυτά τα αεροσκάφη. Η ίδια πηγή, αντιθέτως, δεν θέλησε να διευκρινίσει σε ποιον από τους δύο άνδρες ανήκει η πρωτοβουλία για την τηλεφωνική συνδιάλεξη ούτε πόσο διήρκησε η συνομιλία.

Σε επικοινωνία με το Γαλλικό Πρακτορείο, η Boeing δεν θέλησε να σχολιάσει τις πληροφορίες.

Οι ΗΠΑ παραμένουν μία από τις λίγες μεγάλες χώρες που διατηρούν την εμπιστοσύνη τους στο συγκεκριμένο αεροσκάφος.

Απώλειες δισ. της Boeing- Kατρακυλά η μετοχή της

Η αξία της μετοχής της Boeing έπεσε κατά 6%, αν και η κατασκευάστρια εταιρία επιμένει ότι έχει κάθε εμπιστοσύνη στα μέτρα ασφαλείας που λαμβάνονται και για το συγκεκριμένο αεροσκάφος.

Η μετοχή της Boeing έπεσε 6,1% την Τρίτη, γεγονός που σημαίνει ότι η εταιρεία έχει χάσει 11,15% από την στιγμή του δυστυχήματος και βρίσκεται στο χαμηλότερο σημείο από τον Ιούλιο του 2009. Οι απώλειες μεταφράζονται σε περίπου 26,65 δισεκατομμύρια δολάρια από την αγοραστική αξία της Boeing.

Ακυρώνουν εισιτήρια οι ταξιδιώτες

Σε ανακοίνωσή της η Boeing αναφέρει πως ναι μεν «κατανοεί» τις χώρες που απαγορεύουν την πτήση των 737 MAX, αλλά διατηρεί την πλήρη εμπιστοσύνη της στα συγκεκριμένα αεροσκάφη, έχοντας πάντα ως πρώτη προτεραιότητα την ασφάλεια.

Στην Αμερική, τρεις εταιρείες χρησιμοποιούν το συγκεκριμένο τύπο αεροσκάφους και δεν το έχουν αποσύρει από τους στόλους τους, μετά τα πρόσφατα γεγονότα. Πρόκειται για τις Southwest Airlines, American Airlines και United Airlines - που πάντως δέχονται καταιγισμό παραπόνων από επιβάτες που ζητούν να αλλάξουν τις πτήσεις τους ή να ακυρώσουν τα εισιτήρια τους, προκειμένου να μην ταξιδέψουν με το 737 ΜΑX.

Παράλληλα, το σωματείο των πιλότων της United Airlines ανακοίνωσε ότι δεν αντιμετώπισε καμία μηχανική δυσλειτουργία σε περισσότερες από 23.000 ώρες πτήσης με το συγκεκριμένο τύπο αεροσκάφους.

Ποιες χώρες έχουν καθηλώσει τα Boeing MAX 8

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          3/13/2019: LIFESTYLE: Artificial intelligence: Is it the future of music?      Cache   Translate Page      

THEY may never be able to fill a stadium for a rock concert, but computers are making inroads in the music industry, capable of producing songs – and convincingly so – as illustrated at the South by Southwest festival in Texas. Already, an album...
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          2nd Crash Of Boeing 737 Max 8 Leaves Flying Public Concerned       Cache   Translate Page      
Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: An aviation analyst tells NPR today he's making fine distinctions about the Boeing 737. After a type of 737 called a MAX 8 crashed on two occasions, he said he would avoid certain planes but fly others. He even said he might fly himself but would be reluctant to bring his family. If that's the thinking of an expert, what's on the minds of the flying public? Here's NPR's Eric Westervelt. ERIC WESTERVELT, BYLINE: Some two dozen airlines around the globe have grounded their Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes following the deadly crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia. At Oakland International Airport, Lynn Tsumoto, just off a Southwest flight from Seattle, asked why Southwest and American, the biggest U.S. operators of the MAX 8, haven't done the same out of an abundance of caution. LYNN TSUMOTO: Well, I'm wondering why they don't when all the other airlines - the majority of airlines - are. WESTERVELT: You'd like them to hit pause. TSUMOTO:
          2nd Crash Of Boeing 737 Max 8 Leaves Flying Public Concerned       Cache   Translate Page      
Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: An aviation analyst tells NPR today he's making fine distinctions about the Boeing 737. After a type of 737 called a MAX 8 crashed on two occasions, he said he would avoid certain planes but fly others. He even said he might fly himself but would be reluctant to bring his family. If that's the thinking of an expert, what's on the minds of the flying public? Here's NPR's Eric Westervelt. ERIC WESTERVELT, BYLINE: Some two dozen airlines around the globe have grounded their Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes following the deadly crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia. At Oakland International Airport, Lynn Tsumoto, just off a Southwest flight from Seattle, asked why Southwest and American, the biggest U.S. operators of the MAX 8, haven't done the same out of an abundance of caution. LYNN TSUMOTO: Well, I'm wondering why they don't when all the other airlines - the majority of airlines - are. WESTERVELT: You'd like them to hit pause. TSUMOTO:
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GREENE COUNTY — Three area Division IV girls high school basketball standouts, and Legacy Christian Academy coach Mark Combs, received All-Ohio recognition on Tuesday, March 12 by an Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association panel. Combs, who was also the Associated Press Southwest Ohio District Coach of the Year, led the LCA Knights to the Metro Buckeye […]

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          American Airlines, Southwest Flight Attendants Ask Carriers to Ground Boeing 737 MAX Planes After Crash      Cache   Translate Page      
American Airlines and Southwest Airlines flight attendants and ground crews urged the companies to take their Boeing 737 Max airplanes out of service after other carriers around the world suspended the jets following a fatal crash in Ethiopia over the weekend, the workers' unions said Tuesday
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          Boeing 737 Max 8 dürfen nicht mehr durch Europa fliegen — das bedeutet das für euch      Cache   Translate Page      

Darf nicht mehr in Deutschland fliegen: die Boeing 737 MAX 8.

Sie müssen am Boden bleiben, die Maschinen des Typs Boeing 737 Max 8. Zumindest in Europa. Mindestens 40 Maschinen dürfen nicht mehr abheben. Doch was heißt das für Flugreisende? Ein Überblick.

Deutschland

Entwarnung. Deutsche Flugreisende haben erst einmal kaum mit Einschränkungen zu rechnen. In Frankfurt am Main sind am Mittwoch von dem Flugverbot lediglich zwei Flüge betroffen. Dabei handelt es sich um einen Flug nach Warschau, wie ein Flughafensprecher am Mittwoch sagte. Die betroffene Maschine werde durch einen anderen Flieger ersetzt. Außerdem sei ein Charterflug nach Mazedonien gestrichen worden. Die Passagiere würden auf andere Flüge umgebucht.

An den Berliner Flughäfen Tegel und Schönefeld gibt es nach Angaben der Flughafensprecher keine Beeinträchtigungen. Das Gleiche gilt für die Flughäfen Köln/Bonn in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Hannover in Niedersachsen, Leipzig/Halle und Dresden in Sachsen sowie für Hamburg.

Tui

Ja, Tui-Reisende könnten von dem Flugverbot betroffen sein. Der Konzern kündigt aber an, Ausfälle durch das Fremdchartern von Flugzeugen zu kompensieren. „Für Deutschland ist das Thema ja irrelevant, weil wir hier noch keine Maschinen dieses Typs haben“, sagte Tuiyfly-Sprecher Aage Dünhaupt. Geplant seien zudem der Rückgriff auf Ersatzkapazitäten sowie Umbuchungen von Passagieren auf andere Flüge. Zur Info: Zur Flotte des weltgrößten Reisekonzerns Tui gehören 15 Boeing 737 Max 8, die in Großbritannien und den Benelux-Staaten auf Strecken zu den Kanaren oder den Kapverden im Einsatz sind.

Wo ist der Krisenflieger noch unterwegs?

Stand Mittwochvormittag etwa in den USA und in Kanada. Die US-Fluggesellschaften Southwest Airlines, American Airlines und auch die kanadische Air Canada halten weiter an den Flugzeugen fest.

Und wo fliegt er nicht mehr?

Etwa in Indien, Neuseeland, Hongkong, China, Indonesien, Malaysia, Singapur, Australien, Ägypten, in den Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate, im Oman, im Libanon und in der Türkei. Teilweise haben die Länder sogar ein Flugverbot gegen die gesamte Serie der 737 Max-Flieger verhängt.

Lest auch: 12 Mythen über billige Flüge, die euch viel Geld kosten

Welche Airlines sind betroffen?

Zu den Airlines außerhalb Chinas, die besonders betroffen sind gehören: Norwegian (18 Flugzeuge), Tui (15), Turkish Airlines (12), Flydubai (11), die brasilianische Gol (7), Ethiopian Airlines (4) und Polens Lot (5).

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          Central Park Tour: Stroll to Strawberry Fields      Cache   Translate Page      

Date: June 7, 2019

Explore the southwest of Central Park with Central Park Conservancy tour guides, and see it like never before. From a planned military parade ground to the site commemorating a famous activist for peace, one of the most-visited areas of the Park has some secrets to share with even the most seasoned Park-goer!

Highlights of this tour include Maine Monument, the Children’s District, Sheep Meadow, Tavern on the Green, and Strawberry Fields.

Details

Meet: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk at West 59th Street and Central Park West. Map of the start location
Terrain: A few inclines.
Length of Tour: Approximately 90 minutes
Cost: Tickets $15 (Members $10);No groups, please. Purchase tickets online!

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Groups of seven or more must schedule a group tour three weeks in advance at tours@centralparknyc.org.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 310-6600

Location: Columbus Circle Information Kiosk (in Central Park)


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DPS officials said the trooper was hit by a passing vehicle during a traffic stop along the Southwest Freeway in Sugar Land.
          SPC MD 192      Cache   Translate Page      
MD 0192 CONCERNING SEVERE POTENTIAL...WATCH POSSIBLE FOR NORTHEAST TX...SOUTHEAST OK...FAR SOUTHWEST AR...FAR NORTHWEST LA
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Mesoscale Discussion 0192
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
0559 AM CDT Wed Mar 13 2019

Areas affected...Northeast TX...Southeast OK...Far Southwest
AR...Far Northwest LA

Concerning...Severe potential...Watch possible 

Valid 131059Z - 131230Z

Probability of Watch Issuance...40 percent

SUMMARY...Radar trends of an ongoing convective line will be
monitored closely and a Severe Thunderstorm Watch may be needed
across portions of northeast TX and adjacent southeast OK.

DISCUSSION...Convective line moving through north-central TX is
expected to continue eastward/east-northeastward over the next few
hours, moving into northeast TX and adjacent portions of far
southeast OK, far southwest AR, and far northwest AR. Thus far, this
line has produced numerous several wind gusts over 50 kt, with a few
reports of significant severe winds (i.e. gusts over 65 kt). The
low-level structure of the line currently still indicated a
well-organized system, with a sharp reflectivity gradient along its
leading edge and strong radar velocity values. VAD wind profile from
KFWS reveals a well-defined rear-inflow jet. 

However, echo tops have been gradually decreasing during the past
hour or so, indicative of updraft weakening. The downstream airmass
is not thermodynamically favorable for line re-intensification and
the general expectation is for the diminishing intensity trend to
continue. Even so, the line is well-organized and may be able to
overcome the unfavorable thermodynamics. In any case, isolated
damaging wind gusts are possible, particularly if the line interacts
with any cells the develop within the warm-air advection ahead of
it.

Radar trends will be monitored closely and a watch may be needed if
trends suggest storm intensity will be maintained into northeast TX.

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          At SXSW, Gwyneth Paltrow talks about spoofing herself and Goop on 'SNL'      Cache   Translate Page      

NBC/Will Heath(TEXAS) -- During Saturday's installment of Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live, cast member Heidi Gardner reprised her role as Baskin Johns, a flustered employee of Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle company Goop -- but this time, Paltrow herself made an appearance.

At a panel at the South by Southwest Festival in Texas Monday morning, Deadline reports that Paltrow joked about the cameo, noting, "It’s always important to have a sense of humor about everything in life."

The gist of the sketch is that Baskin and her fellow employees live in fear of "Queen Gwyn" discovering that they're completely ignorant about the products that Goop sells.

On Saturday, a floundering Baskin, terrified of being fired, called in her supervisor Fifer for help -- and none other than Paltrow played her.

"I'm really nervous I'm going Gwyneth is going to fire me," says Baskin, only to have Gwyneth-as-Fifer correct her by saying, "Gwyneth doesn't believe in firing. It's called 'conscious unemploying.'"

That was, of course, a reference to Paltrow's description of her divorce from ex Chris Martin as "conscious uncoupling."

The joke was that Gwyneth-as-Fifer proves to be equally inept at describing Goop products, but both she and Baskin were able to answer Update co-host Michael Che's question of what Goop stands for: "Gwyneth Opens Our Paychecks."

According to Deadline, during the panel, Paltrow told moderator Poppy Harlow, "As they say in Buddhism, 'to live is to struggle’ -- you have to have a sense of humor through it....You kind of accept who you are…and you bring an ease and humor into it."

She has reason to smile: The panel was organized to promote the fact that she's spinning off Goop into its own Netflix series.

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          Everything we know about Ethiopian Airlines’ deadly crash of a Boeing 737 Max 8, the second disaster involving the plane in 5 months (BA)      Cache   Translate Page      

Ethiopian Federal policemen stand at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crash, near the town of Bishoftu, southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia March 11, 2019. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

  • A Boeing 737 Max 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines was the second such plane to crash in five months on Sunday. 
  • No cause has been determined, but its similarities to the Lion Air crash in October have caused several major countries to ban the airplane. 
  • Boeing says it will soon roll out software updates to fix a problem with how the plane flies. 
  • Several US senators have called on the federal government to also ban the plane. 
  • Boeing's stock price, as well as shares of related companies, all took a hit this week because of the crash. 

Ethiopian Airlines’ deadly crash on Sunday was the second disaster involving a Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft in the last five months.

The apparent similarities to the crash of Lion Air in October has sparked an outcry from US lawmakers as other countries — including China, Britain, Australia, and more — ground the plane pending further investigation.

Here’s what we know so far about Sunday’s crash and any similarities to the Lion Air disaster so far:

All of the 157 people on board were killed

When the Ethiopian Airlines plane plunged to the ground shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa en route to Nairobi, all 149 passengers and eight crew were killed.

The airline’s CEO told journalists that those involved hailed largely from African countries, as well as 18 Canadians, eight Americans, and others from a handful of European countries.

Here’s the full list of nationalities of people killed on board.

One passenger, who accidentally missed the crashed flight by two minutes said in a Facebook post that he was "grateful to be alive," despite being angry previously that no staff could help him find his gate. 

Boeing’s response

Boeing, the US-based manufacturer of the 737 Max 8 involved in the crash, has rolled out a software update in response to the two crashes, it said Tuesday.

At the heart of the controversy surrounding the 737 MAX is MCAS or the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation system. To fit the MAX's larger, more fuel-efficient engines, Boeing had to redesign the way it mounts engines on the 737.

This change disrupted the plane's center of gravity and caused the MAX to have a tendency to tip its nose upward during flight, increasing the likelihood of a stall. MCAS is designed to automatically counteract that tendency and point the nose of the plane downward.

Unfortunately, initial reports from the Lion Air investigation indicate that a faulty sensor reading may have triggered MCAS shortly after the flight took off.

Here’s the company’s full statement:

For the past several months and in the aftermath of Lion Air Flight 610, Boeing has been developing a flight control software enhancement for the 737 MAX, designed to make an already safe aircraft even safer. This includes updates to the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) flight control law, pilot displays, operation manuals, and crew training. The enhanced flight control law incorporates angle of attack (AOA) inputs, limits stabilizer trim commands in response to an erroneous angle of attack reading, and provides a limit to the stabilizer command in order to retain elevator authority.

Still, Boeing’s statement has done little to calm fears of global air travel regulators around the world.

Major countries have banned the plane

On Tuesday, a huge swath of European nations, including Germany, France, the UK, and Italy all banned the 737 Max from their airspace until a thorough investigation can be completed.

The US’ air safety regulator on Monday said the plane was still safe to fly, but demanded a few changes to the plane for Boeing to make. For now, the Federal Aviation Administration does not appear to be following the rest of the world in grounding the plane.

 

"External reports are drawing similarities between this accident and the Lion Air Flight 610 accident on October 29, 2018," the FAA said Monday. "However, this investigation has just begun and to date we have not been provided data to draw any conclusions or take any actions"

A handful of American lawmakers, including at least three senators and a representative, have called on the FAA to ground the plane. Amid those calls, US Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao and her entourage of staff flew on a 737 Max 8 from Austin, Texas back to Washington D.C. Tuesday afternoon. 

"The department and the FAA will not hesitate to take immediate and appropriate action," Chao said, according to CNBC. 

Pilots in the United States also reported issues with the plane in the months leading up to Sunday's crash. One pilot even the flight manual "inadequate and almost criminally insufficient," according to the Dallas Morning News.

Those complaints were made in the Federal Aviation Administration's incident database which allows pilots to report issues about aviation incidents anonymously. They highlighted issues with the Max 8's autopilot system, which has been called into question following the crash of Lion Air Flight 610 in October. That incident also involved a Boeing 737 Max 8 plane.

The crisis is already having a big impact on Boeing’s business

Boeing stock price 737 Max 8 crashShares of Chicago-based Boeing have fallen more than 12% since the crash on Sunday, as some airlines have reportedly asked to delay the delivery of the 737 Max 8 aircraft they have on order.

The company’s order book — aircraft that airlines around the world have agreed to purchase — is overwhelmingly comprised of the plane in question.

"We are not surprised by the negative stock reaction, as the 737 represents the strongest backlog, free cash flow (FCF and potential upside from further rate increases," Ken Hubert, an analyst at Canaccord Tenuity, said in a note to clients on Monday.

"We view the risk as less about near term expenses, but the full year 737 delivery estimates for BA could be impacted. We do not expect BA to slow the 737 pull from suppliers. Moreover, the larger risk is the reputational concern for BA," he continued.

Boeing's plunge also dragged down the Dow Jones industrial average, of which it comprises a large percentage.

CEO Dennis Muilenburg spoke to President Trump on the phone Tuesday, the company confirmed to Business Insider. A spokesperson offered no details of their conversation, but refuted the New York Times' claim that the chief executive tried to persuade Trump to not ground the plane like most other countries.  

Airlines could take a hit too

Southwest is the US airline most exposed to the 737 Max 8, according to calculations by Joseph Denardi, an analyst at Stifel.

The 737 MAX comprised 2.2 of Southwest’s scheduled available seat miles (ASM) for March, and is projected to grow to 2.6% by June. The airline reportedly said Tuesday that it’s "working with Customers individually who wish to rebook their flight to another aircraft type."

United Airlines and American Airlines also operate the plane in the US, where there are 74 of them registered according to the FAA. Around the world, 59 airlines operate 387 of the 737 Max 8 and 9, the agency said. 

Airline stocks and other related aerospace companies stock prices were also taking a hit this week, Markets Insider reported.

What comes next

The "black box" flight data recorder for Sunday’s crash was found Monday, Ethiopian Airlines said in a statement. Investigators from the country, assisted by the US’ National Transportation Safety Board, have yet to reach a final conclusion.

Benjamin Zhang contributed to this report.

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As the European Union and many countries throughout the world were moving to keep Boeing 737 Max 8s, the plane involved in Sunday’s Ethiopian Airlines crash, out of their airspace, the plane maker’s CEO was apparently working behind the scenes to keep the same from happening in the US.

Dennis Muilenburg, CEO of Chicago-based Boeing, spoke with President Donald Trump on the phone on Tuesday morning to keep the plane from being grounded in the US, The New York Times reported, citing two people familiar with the call.

In a statement to a Times reporter, a Boeing official said Muilenburg only "reiterated our position that the Max is a safe aircraft" on the call with Trump.

A Boeing spokesperson confirmed the call to Business Insider, but did not offer details about who requested the call or any other information. The company said Muilenberg reiterated Boeing's position that the MAX aircraft is safe. 

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About two-thirds of the world’s 737 Max 8 fleet has been grounded, The Times said. On Tuesday, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) moved to ban the plane, citing the need to ensure the safety of passengers in the wake of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 crash on Sunday.

The plane has also been banned from China, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia, and other countries.

Meanwhile, several US senators have urged the Federal Aviation Administration to ban the plane. As it stands, the plane is still considered safe to fly by the US and Canada.

Trump did little to quell fears about the plane's safety when he tweeted without evidence on Tuesday that modern planes were becoming "too complex to fly." Data show that air travel has become significantly safer in recent decades despite the two recent crashes. 

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The US Federal Aviation Administration said on Tuesday it would not ground Boeing 737 MAX bucking a trend of countries around the world that have suspended the aircraft's operations.

US and Ethiopian aviation safety officials discussed on Tuesday whether the flight data and cockpit voice recorders from Ethiopian Airlines flight 302, which crashed on Sunday killing all 157 people onboard, would go to Washington or London for download and analysis.

US officials said the devices suffered some damage but they were confident of some initial results within 24 hours of the data being downloaded.

A map of the take-off and crash locations of the Ethiopia Airlines crash.

US carriers are eager to see the results as a growing number of countries and carriers are grounding the planes. There were 371 of the 737 MAX family jets in operation before this week's groundings and about two thirds of the fleet is now grounded, based on Reuters calculations.    

It is not clear if a final decision on where the recorders would go for analysis has been made. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) declined to comment.

The FAA's acting administrator, Dan Elwell, said its review had shown "no systemic performance issues and provides no basis to order grounding the aircraft."

President Donald Trump spoke to Boeing Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg and got assurances the aircraft was safe and did not need to be grounded, two people briefed on the call said.

The European Union's aviation safety regulator suspended all flights in the bloc by the 737 MAX and a US senator who chairs a panel overseeing aviation suggested the United States take similar action following Sunday's crash, the second since October involving that type of plane.

But Elwell said no foreign civil aviation authorities had provided data that would warrant action. If any safety issues were identified during an urgent review of the Ethiopian Airlines crash, the FAA would "take immediate and appropriate action," he said.       

Britain, Germany and France joined a wave of suspensions of the aircraft following the crash, piling pressure on the United States to follow suit.

Boeing, the world's biggest planemaker, which has seen billions of dollars wiped off its market value since the crash, said it understood the actions but retained "full confidence" in the 737 MAX and had safety as its priority.

The three US airlines using the 737 MAX - Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and United Airlines — stood by the aircraft, although many potential passengers took to social media to express concerns, asking if they could change flights or cancel.

The cause of Sunday's crash, which followed another disaster with a 737 MAX five months ago in Indonesia that killed 189 people, remains unknown. On Monday, the FAA released details of a series of design changes and training requirements mandated from Boeing on the MAX fleet after the Indonesia crash.

There is no evidence the two crashes are linked. Plane experts say it is too early to speculate on the reason for the latest crash. Most are caused by a unique chain of human and technical factors.

European suspension

In an unusual decision, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) said it was suspending all flights in the bloc by the Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 9 jets.

It shied away, however, from the even rarer step of pulling the safety certification for the plane itself, focusing instead on the softer process of restricting its use by airlines. That leaves some leeway for the FAA to decide its own approach.

Flight ET 302 came down in a field soon after takeoff from Addis Ababa, creating a fireball in a crater. It may take weeks or months to identify all the victims, who include a prize-winning author, a soccer official and a team of humanitarian workers.

Boeing shares fell 6.1 percent on Tuesday, bringing losses to 11.15 percent since the crash, the steepest two-day loss for the stock since July 2009. The drop has lopped $26.65 billion off Boeing's market value.           

Of the top 10 countries by air passenger travel, all but the United States and Japan have halted flights of the 737 MAX. China, Indonesia, Singapore, New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, India and others have temporarily suspended the plane.

Canada has no plans to ground 737 MAX aircraft but is ready to act to suspend flights if new information emerges indicating there is a problem, Transport Minister Marc Garneau said. Argentina and other South American nations are evaluating closing their airspace to 737 MAX planes, Argentina's state-run news agency, Telam, reported.

US Senator Ted Cruz, a Republican who chairs the Senate subcommittee on aviation and space, said it would be "prudent" for the United States "to temporarily ground 737 Max aircraft until the FAA confirms the safety of these aircraft and their passengers."

Trump also fretted over modern aircraft design.

"Pilots are no longer needed, but rather computer scientists from MIT," Trump tweeted, lamenting that product developers always sought to go an unnecessary step further when "old and simpler" was superior.

"I don't know about you, but I don't want Albert Einstein to be my pilot. I want great flying professionals that are allowed to easily and quickly take control of a plane!"

Trump did not refer to Boeing or recent accidents, but his comments echoed an automation debate that partially lies at the center of an investigation into October's Lion Air crash in Indonesia. A focus there is the role of a software system designed to push the plane down, alongside airline training and repair standards.

Boeing says it plans to update the software in coming weeks.

Victims from 30 nations

Given problems of identification at the charred disaster site, Ethiopian Airlines said it would take at least five days to start handing remains to families.

The victims came from more than 30 nations, and included nearly two dozen UN staff.

"We are Muslim and have to bury our deceased immediately," Noordin Mohamed, a 27-year-old Kenyan businessman whose brother and mother died, told Reuters.

"Losing a brother and mother in the same day and not having their bodies to bury is very painful," he said in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, where the plane had been due.

The new variant of the 737, the world's most-sold modern passenger aircraft, is viewed as the likely workhorse for global airlines for decades and 4,661 more are on order.

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aapsky/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- As more countries and airlines around the world grounded the Boeing 737 MAX 8 or banned the plane from their airspace Tuesday, pressure was growing on the Federal Aviation Administration to take similar action in the United States.

Tuesday evening, acting Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Daniel Elwell said in a statement that the agency continues to extensively review all available data and aggregate safety performance information from operators and pilots, but that, "Thus far, our review shows no systemic performance issues and provides no basis to order grounding the aircraft."

Adding to that pressure was uncertainty over how -- and how soon -- critical questions might be answered about what might have caused Sunday's crash of the Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX 8 that killed 157 people just six minutes after takeoff.

"In the course of our urgent review of data on the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crash, if any issues affecting the continued air-worthiness of the aircraft are identified, the FAA will take immediate and appropriate action," Elwell's statement concluded.

It was still unclear Tuesday how Ethiopia would handle retrieval of data from the "black boxes" recovered from the wreckage -- the flight data and cockpit voice recorders -- including whether it would ask for help from the U.S. or other countries with more sophisticated labs, Ethiopia's lead investigator told ABC News.

Investigators said they would spend at least the next two to three days at the crash site before beginning the process of getting the data recorders analyzed, the country's lead investigator, Amedey Fanta, told ABC News' Chief National Correspondent Matt Gutman at the scene outside Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa.

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency, which often works in tandem with the FAA, announced Tuesday it was suspending all Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 (a longer version) operations in Europe -- "taking every step necessary to ensure the safety of passengers."

Because of the uncertainty, the UK Civil Aviation Authority, announced Tuesday that it, too, was banning the 737 MAX 8 from its airspace.

"The UK Civil Aviation Authority has been closely monitoring the situation, however, as we do not currently have sufficient information from the flight data recorder we have, as a precautionary measure, issued instructions to stop any commercial passenger flights from any operator arriving, departing or overflying UK airspace," a statement said.

"The UK Civil Aviation Authority's safety directive will be in place until further notice. We remain in close contact with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and industry regulators globally," the statement continued.

A key question is whether the plane's advanced flight management system -- the autopilot -- might have played a role in the most recent crash as it did in the fatal crash of an Indonesian Airlines 737 MAX 8 last October, In that crash, it appears the pilots failed to disengage the autopilot when the plane's nose began pitching up and down, perhaps because they were unaware of how to do so.

Both planes experienced similar pitch problems right after takeoff.

President Donald Trump spoke by phone with Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg Tuesday, White House spokesman Judd Deere confirmed, but he released no other details other than to say "we are continuing to monitor the situation."

On Tuesday evening, Boeing confirmed the conversation to ABC News and said that Muilenburg reiterated to the president "our position that the MAX aircraft is safe."

Trump weighed in earlier Tuesday, tweeting that today's jetliners were getting dangerously complex -- that "I don't want Albert Einstein to be my pilot" -- and that pilots must be able to "easily and quickly take control of a plane."

 Asked on the Fox News program "Outnumbered" why the president has not ordered the FAA to ground the aircraft, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said, "it's early in the process."

She said the White House will be “constant contact through the Department of Transportation, the FAA, to make determinations at the appropriate time.”

In the face of the growing international pressure, Boeing put out an updated statement Tuesday.

"Safety is Boeing’s number one priority and we have full confidence in the safety of the MAX," the statement said. "We understand that regulatory agencies and customers have made decisions that they believe are most appropriate for their home markets. We’ll continue to engage with all of them to ensure they have the information they need to confidently operate their fleets or return them to service.

 "It is also important to note that the Federal Aviation Administration is not mandating any further action at this time, and based on the information currently available, we do not have any basis to issue new guidance to operators," the Boeing statement said.

But while Boeing, the FAA and U.S. carriers that operate 72 of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes -- Southwest, American and United -- were standing by the safety of the aircraft, political pressure was rising in Washington.

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, who is running for president, urged the FAA to follow the lead of other countries and "immediately ground this plane in the United States until its safety can be assured."

Because the FAA has not yet ruled one way or the other, the agency should "air on the side of protecting the flying public until you know for sure what happened," Warren said on ABC News Live's "The Briefing Room" Tuesday afternoon.

In her statement on the issue Tuesday morning, Warren also called out the Trump administration's previous attempts to protect an ongoing Boeing arms deal with Saudi Arabia by not denouncing the country's government, which was accused of murdering Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018.

Pressed if she believed the FAA or Trump administration was protecting Boeing, Warren said, "That's sure what we watched last time."

"For me. I just want to be sure this is not about protecting Boeing's profits, this is about protecting the people who get on those airplanes and count on the fact that they're going to be safe," Warren said on "The Briefing Room."

“Until the cause of the crash is known and it’s clear that similar risks aren’t present in the domestic fleet, I believe all Boeing 737 Max 8 series aircraft operating in the United States should be temporarily grounded,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat from California, wrote in a letter to the FAA Monday.

Several countries have already taken “this important step,” Feinstein said.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat from Connecticut who sits on the Senate committee that oversees U.S. aviation, echoed Feinstein’s call and said he was encouraging his own family and friends to avoid the planes.

"The 737 MAX 8 should be immediately grounded until the FAA can assure us they are safe,” Blumenthal told reporters on Capitol Hill Tuesday. "I’m advising members of my own family and friends they ought to change planes, change flights, change airlines, whatever they need to do to avoid these 737 Max 8s until they are proven safe -- which right now is very much in doubt."

Blumenthal also urged all airlines to completely waive flight change fees.

Republican Sen. John Thune of South Dakota, who sits on the same Senate committee, said -- "like probably everybody else" -- he would also feel safer "flying some other airplane at the moment." Fellow Republican Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah called for the FAA to ground the aircraft "out of an abundance of caution, and frankly common sense."

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio stopped short of asking the FAA to ground the 737 MAX 8 aircraft, but increased pressure on the FAA Tuesday, calling on its leading safety experts to "do what is necessary in a timely manner to provide certainty to the flying public that the nation's aviation system remains exceptionally safe," he said in a statement.

“I remain concerned that international aviation regulators are providing more certainty to the flying public by grounding the 737 MAX 8 than our own FAA – the world leader in aviation safety,” DeFazio, a Democrat from Oregon, said.

Meanwhile, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, a union that represents flight attendants who work for American Airlines, directly urged the airline's CEO Doug Parker to ground the planes pending the results of the investigation and said flight attendants would not be forced to fly if they felt unsafe.

"While we cannot draw premature conclusions, it is critical to work with manufacturers, regulators and airlines to take steps to address our important safety concerns," said APFA's National President Lori Bassani in a statement calling on Parker.

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, which represents United employees, said crew and passengers “are expressing concern about the 737 Max 8.”

“It is vitally important that U.S. airlines work with Boeing, the FAA, and the NTSB to address concerns and take steps to ensure confidence for the traveling public and working crews," said AFA-CWA President Sara Nelson.

At least one pilot's union -- the Southwest Airlines Pilots Association -- came out in support of its airline's decision to keep flying the planes. The union is “extremely confident that our entire fleet, including the MAX, is safe based on the facts, intelligence, data and information we presently have,” the group's president, Capt. Jon Weaks, said in a statement.

About one-third of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets around the world were grounded as of Tuesday morning.

On Monday, Ethiopian Airlines, the flag carrier of the East African nation, grounded its remaining Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft "until further notice." Also on Monday, China grounded its 96 jets and Indonesia temporarily grounded its Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet as well. The United Kingdom joined the growing list and grounded its five jets on Tuesday morning.

Singapore has indefinitely banned all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from flying into and out of the country, as has Australia, Malaysia, Oman and Ireland, as of Tuesday afternoon. None of the countries fly the model themselves.

Airlines in other countries also have announced the grounding of Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleets, including Cayman Airways, South Africa-based airline Comair, Aeromexico, Aerolineas Argentinas, Brazil's largest airline Gol, Morocco's national carrier Royal Air Maroc and South Korean airline Eastar Jet.

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Share the beaver gospel How did we miss this story? Well,  know how. I was just out of the hospital when it broke but still. I let you all down. I am so disappointed in myself. You will probably leave and read some other website about beavers that is updated daily. And you should. Except there is no other website like that. In all the world. For better or worse I’m still the only person  insane enough to do this every morning. So you’re stuck with me for now. Sorry and you’re welcome. What a great title! Beaver: A Willing Ally in a Drying World Taos, New Mexico was once a vital link in the beaver fur trade, linking the streams of the Southwest to markets in St. Louis and further East. Today, however, beaver are not part of the local economy, though some landowners and other interest groups might be changing that. Aaron recently visited Taos speaking to the Rio Fernando de Taos Revitalization Collaborative — a collective of elected officials, agencies, groups, and individuals working to bring a New Mexico river back to life — about living with beavers. Why? Because beaver are vital to healthy and resilient ecosystems. Where there are beaver, there are plenty of other native wildlife. Beaver, North America’s largest rodent, are truly an ecosystem engineer, creating wetlands, ponds, and meadows, filtering water, trapping sediment, and mediating flashy streams into more consistent flows. All they need is water, trees, and time to be busy, as the saying goes. Well, well, well, so we talked to folk in New Mexico about living with beavers. A fine idea, how did it go? We all know places that need water are places that need beaver. Fewer beavers on the landscape means a lot of things, but mostly it means fewer wetlands Read more…
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TX-Addison, CornerStone Staffing has partnered with one of the highest quality dairy cooperatives in the Southwest to support their growing business. The Logistics Coordinator is a perfect entry into the industry and will provide the knowledge needed to grow and progress with the company. CornerStone Staffing is currently recruiting for the following position: Job Title: Logistics Coordinator Location: Addiso
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Apply various treatments such as pruning, spraying, repairing damaged areas and injecting with treatment solutions;... $24 an hour
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          CITY OF BENSON, MINNESOTA ORDINANCE NO. 208      Cache   Translate Page      

CITY OF BENSON, MINNESOTA
ORDINANCE NO. 208
 
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ZONING MAP BY REZONING CERTAIN LAND IN THE CITY OF BENSON,
SWIFT COUNTY, MINNESOTA

WHEREAS, the Planning Commission of the City of Benson held a public hearing on property described herein on March 4, 2019, as required by City Code Section 154.180(E), and
WHEREAS, on March 4, 2019, the Planning Commission recommended the rezoning as hereinafter described.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the City Council of the City of Benson, Minnesota, that:
1. The boundaries of the zoning districts established by City Code Section 154.055 are hereby amended by zoning the following described previously undesignated property as “I-1” (Limited Industrial):
 
Beginning at a point on the East line of the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (NW ¼ - NE ¼) of Section Eight (8), Township One Hundred Twenty-one (121), Range Thirty-nine (39), Swift County, Minnesota distant 150 feet Southwesterly, measured at right angles, from the center line of the main track of the Great Northern Railway Company (now BNSF Railway) as now located and constructed; thence Southeasterly, parallel with said centerline and 150 feet distant therefrom to the now existing Eastern corporate limits of the City of Benson, Minnesota; thence Northerly along said corporate limits line to a point distant 150 feet Northeasterly, measured at right angles, from the center line of the main track of the Great Northern Railway Company (now BNSF Railway) as now located and constructed; thence Northwesterly, parallel with said center line and 150 feet distant therefrom to the east line of the Southwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter (SW ¼ - SE ¼) of Section Five (5), Township One Hundred Twenty-one (121), Range Thirty-nine (39); thence Southerly along said East line to the point of beginning.
 
AND
 
Beginning at the Northwest corner of Lot 12, Block 49, Stone’s First Addition to the City of Benson, Swift County, Minnesota; thence Northwesterly and parallel to the center line of the main track of the Great Northern Railway Company (now BNSF Railway) as now located and constructed to a point on the North line of the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter (NE ¼-SW ¼) of Section Six (6), Township One Hundred Twenty-one (121), Range Thirty-nine (39), Swift County, Minnesota; thence Northeasterly and at right angles to said main track center line a distance of 50 feet; thence Northwesterly and parallel to said main track center line to the East edge of the Chippewa River; thence Northerly along the Chippewa River to the South right-of-way line of Minnesota Trunk Highway 9; thence Southeasterly along the South right-of-way line of said Trunk Highway 9 to the East line of Eighteenth Street North, Benson, Minnesota; thence Southerly along the Southerly prolongation of the East line of said Eighteenth Street North to the point of beginning.
 
as shown by the records of the County Treasurer of said County.
 
2.  The boundaries of the zoning districts established by City Code Section 154.055 are hereby amended by zoning the following described previously undesignated property as “B-2” (General Business):
The East Half of the Northeast Quarter (E ½-NE ¼) of Section Five (5), Township One Hundred Twenty-one (121), Range Thirty-nine (39), excepting therefrom a tract of land described as follows:  Commencing at the SE corner of the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter (NE ¼-NE ¼) of Section Five (5), thence running West Thirty-two (32) rods, thence running North Twenty-five (25) rods, thence running East Thirty-two (32) rods, thence running South Twenty-five (25) rods to the place of beginning.
 
as shown by the records of the County Treasurer of said County.
 
3.  This ordinance shall become effective upon its passage and publication.
 
First Reading: February 19, 2019          
Second Reading: March 4, 2019                
Published: March 13, 2019              
/s/ Terri Collins          
Mayor
/s/ Glen Pederson      
Clerk
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          Biorefinery Waste Can Be Used for 3D Printing      Cache   Translate Page      

Scientists are constantly looking for ways to reduce industrial waste, with reuse for other purposes as one potential option. Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have achieved this for an intractable biorefinery byproduct, lignin, through the development of a new composite material well-suited to additive manufacturing.

Lignin is what’s left over from the processing of biomass, researchers said. The material gives plants rigidity and also makes biomass resistant to being broken down. They described their work in an ORNL news release.

Using as much as 50 percent lignin by weight, a new composite material created at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory is well-suited for use in 3D printing. Lignin is a byproduct of biorefinery. (Image source: Oak Ridge National Laboratory)

Creating a Composite

ORNL scientists have combined a melt-stable hardwood lignin with other materials—conventional plastic, a low-melting nylon, and carbon fiber—to create a composite that has suitable characteristics for extrusion and weld strength between layers during the printing process, they said. The composite also boasts excellent mechanical properties, said Moe Khaleel, associate laboratory director for Energy and Environmental Sciences at ORNL.

Researchers published a paper detailing their work in the journal Science Advances.

“ORNL’s world-class capabilities in materials characterization and synthesis are essential to the challenge of transforming byproducts like lignin into co-products, generating potential new revenue streams for industry and creating novel renewable composites for advanced manufacturing,” he said.

Not Easy

The team’s work was not without its challenges, researchers said. Lignin is not an easy material with which to work; it chars easily and can only be heated to a certain temperature for softening and extrusion from a 3D printing nozzle. This is because prolonged exposure to heat dramatically increases lignin’s viscosity, making it too thick for useful extrusion, they said.

The team found success in developing a composite for 3D printing by combining lignin with nylon. Much to their surprise, this combination increased the composite’s room-temperature stiffness while decreasing its melt viscosity, Amit Naskar, the lead on the project, said.

Moreover, the lignin-nylon material had tensile strength similar to nylon alone and lower viscosity, in fact, than 3D-printing polymers such as conventional ABS or high-impact polystyrene, he said. 

Neutron Scattering

To understand why the material combination reacted like it did, the scientists studied its molecular structure by conducting neutron scattering at the High Flux Isotope Reactor and used advanced microscopy at the Center for Nanophase Materials Science at ORNL. What they found is that the combination of lignin and nylon “appeared to have almost a lubrication or plasticizing effect on the composite,” Naskar said.

Indeed, by studying the structural characteristics, the team was able to bolster the 3D printability of the materials, said ORNL’s Ngoc Nguyen, another collaborator on the project.

Specifically, they mixed in a higher percentage of lignin—40 to 50 percent by weight—a 4 percent to 16 percent carbon fiber. The lignin percentage represents a new achievement in the quest for a lignin-based printing, Nguyen said. The result is a composite that heats up more easily, flows faster for speedier printing, and results in a stronger product, researchers said.

The ORNL team has a patent pending on its lignin-nylon composite, and plans to continue its work to refine the material and find other ways to process it, researchers said.

Elizabeth Montalbano is a freelance writer who has written about technology and culture for 20 years. She has lived and worked as a professional journalist in Phoenix, San Francisco and New York City. In her free time she enjoys surfing, traveling, music, yoga and cooking. She currently resides in a village on the southwest coast of Portugal.

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          Event Update For 2019-03-11      Cache   Translate Page      




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The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.




A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.




Category: Variety Pack

2019-03-11 - Update on car that burst into flame at 2:30 AM on Suck Creek Road in Chattanooga (Tennessee) - 72-year-old man dead:
http://wdef.com/2019/03/12/victim-burned-weekend-car-fire-died/
http://www.wgow.com/news/victim-burned-in-weekend-car-fire-has-died-2/
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/breakingnews/story/2019/mar/12/man-dies-suffering-third-degree-burns-suck-creek-road-vehicle-fire/490458/

Quote: "The victim from a weekend auto fire in Hamilton County has died. It happened on Suck Creek Road right as Highway 27 goes up Suck Creek Mountain around 2:30 AM on Saturday. Police and fire units responded to the vehicle and a porch on fire. 72 year old Robert Davis, who was in the car, suffered burns to 50% of his body."

Note: This car fire, one block from where Suck Creek meets the Tennessee River, was mentioned in the 2019-03-09 update...

2019-03-11 - Woman, 73, ignites while cooking and burns to death at home in Brandon Township (Michigan):
http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/oakland/2019/03/12/gas-stove-fire-death-brandon-township/3142950002/

2019-03-11 - Large pile of scrap metal and cars go up in flames at metal recycling center in Blacktown (Australia):
http://www.hit.com.au/story/firefighters-trying-to-contain-blacktown-scrap-metal-blaze-125430
http://twitter.com/FRNSW/status/1104983778496139264

Quote: "FRNSW on scene at scrap metal #fire in Tattersall Rd. Large amount of metal and cars well alight."

2019-03-11 - Climate change making it harder for forests to recover after wildfires:
http://www.newscientist.com/article/2196213-forests-are-becoming-less-able-to-bounce-back-from-wildfires/
http://www.fasterthanexpected.com/2019/03/11/iconic-forests-reaching-climate-tipping-points-in-american-west/
http://www.cnn.com/2019/03/11/health/climate-change-hurts-forests-scn/index.html
http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2019/02/15/1815292116

Quote: "Climate change appears to have changed soil moisture and surface temperatures so much that the forests have passed a threshold where conditions no longer favour new growth after a fire. Unlike mature trees, seedlings’ roots are too shallow to reach water deeper underground. Climate scientists have warned for years of the possibility of such abrupt responses to higher temperatures, such as the rapidly-accelerating loss of ice sheets. 'These dramatic disturbance events, the changes we will see over the landscape won’t be gradual over decades, they will happen very quickly,' says Dobrowski."

Quote: "Meanwhile, more forests look set to burn – a study just last week found that in the future California faces wildfires potentially every year, regardless of rainfall levels."

2019-03-11 - Climate study warns of vanishing safety window:
http://www.fasterthanexpected.com/2019/03/12/climate-study-warns-of-vanishing-safety-window/
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/03/climate-change-model-warns-of-difficult-future/
http://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-019-0426-8

Note: That ship has sailed, burst into flame and sunk. Also see the ships that sailed, burst into flame and sank on this day...

2019-03-11 - Huge wildfire rages south of Burrum Coast National Park near coastal Woodgate (Australia):
http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/prepare-to-leave-woodgate-bushfire-could-worsen-qu/3669147/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6795321/Raging-bushfire-rips-national-park-coastal-holiday-town.html
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/latest-news/bushfire-threatens-properties-in-qld/news-story/3d7879ac61376fddb7f5f6e9e69fe0ca
http://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/raging-bushfire-rips-through-national-park-towards-idyllic-coastal-holiday-town-%E2%80%93-as-firefighters-warn-residents-to-prepare-to-flee-as-conditions-worsen/ar-BBUDNPb

Quote: "As of Monday night the massive fire is burning south through Burrum Coast National Park, north of Noosa in southeast Queensland. Residents from the idyllic seaside town Woodgate have been told to be ready to evacuate as conditions for the blaze worsen."

2019-03-11 - Heatwave bakes Queensland (Australia):
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=HT-20190312-66993-AUS
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6797063/Heatwave-40C-blasts-Queensland-thunderstorm-barrelling-Australias-east-coast.html




2019-03-11 - Container ship 'Grande America' bursts into flame southwest of coastal Pointe de Penmarc'h (France), crew evacuated, ships capsizes and sinks:
http://www.fleetmon.com/maritime-news/2019/25489/grande-america-capsized-sank-bay-biscay/
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=VI-20190311-66984-OTH
http://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/273008/fire-stricken-grande-america-sinks-off-france/
http://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/272880/italian-conro-ship-catches-fire-off-france-27-people-evacuated/
http://www.meretmarine.com/fr/content/en-feu-le-porte-conteneurs-roulier-grande-america-evacue-au-large-de-la-bretagne
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-6796759/Navy-vessel-saves-27-people-container-ship-goes-flames.html
http://maritimebulletin.net/2019/03/11/grimaldis-ro-ro-ship-on-fire-abandoned-27-crew-rescued/
http://www.forces.net/services/navy/hms-argyll-saves-27-sailors-burning-ship-french-coast
http://theloadstar.com/another-box-ship-crew-forced-to-abandon-ship-as-containers-catch-fire/
http://gcaptain.com/burning-conro-grande-america-sinks-in-bay-of-biscay/
http://www.vesseltracker.com/en/Ships/Grande-America-9130937.html

Quote: "Twenty-seven people have been evacuated from a fire-stricken Italy-flagged roll-on/roll-off container (ConRo) vessel in the Bay of Biscay off the French coast, Maritime Prefecture of Atlantic said. The 56,642 gross ton Grande America caught fire some 263 kilometers southwest of the Pointe de Penmarc’h, south Finistère, on March 10, 2019."

Quote: "Starboard list was steadily growing, exact cause yet unknown – salvors were trying to dose fire with a lot of water, but yet, hardly enough to capsize the ship. Most probably, water ingress developed, through burned through platings, or damaged valves."

Quote: "There have been a number of major container fires in the past year, including the 15,262 teu Maersk Honam on 6 March last year, the 7,500 teu Yantian Express on 10 January this year and the 9,200 teu APL Vancouver on 31 January."

2019-03-11 - Work boats, semi tractor, semi trailers and building destroyed by fire at floating dock business in Clark Township (Michigan):
http://upnorthlive.com/news/local/storage-building-fire-in-mackinac-county-rekindles
http://www.9and10news.com/2019/03/11/mackinac-co-storage-building-destroyed-in-fire/
http://upnorthlive.com/news/local/crews-battle-large-storage-building-fire

Quote: "Honilla said there were stacks of lumber, wood decking, a semi tractor, trailers, work boats and tools inside the building at the time of the fire."

Note: This is the 390th tractor/tanker/semi to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-03-11 - Fishing ship 'KM Riki Baru' bursts into flame near coastal Peniki Island (Indonesia), 3+ killed:
http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2019/03/12/survivors-of-blazing-ship-floated-in-sea-for-hours.html
http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2019/03/12/fishing-boat-catches-fire-in-thousand-islands-kills-one.html

Quote: "The Search and Rescue Team found three dead bodies on boat. They are still searching for one crew member who is still missing."

2019-03-11 - Fishing ship bursts into flame in coastal Muara Angke (Indonesia):
http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2019/03/11/fishing-vessel-catches-fire-in-muara-angke.html

Note: These are the 234th, 235th, 236th, 237th and 238th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-03-11 - Passenger train generator car bursts into flame near Howrah (India):
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nashik/howrah-bound-trains-eow-van-catches-fire-none-hurt/articleshow/68363728.cms

2019-03-11 - Crane truck bursts into flame on Mountain Road in Carndonagh (Ireland):
http://theworldnews.net/ie-news/traffic-delays-as-crane-truck-catches-fire-in-carndonagh
http://www.donegaldaily.com/2019/03/11/traffic-delays-as-crane-truck-catches-fire-in-carndonagh/

2019-03-11 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on I-68 near Cumberland (Maryland):
http://www.times-news.com/news/local_news/hot-brakes-cause-of-interstate-car-carrier-fire/article_f4235dd6-2fc9-556a-a70b-8272eea37fc2.html

2019-03-11 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on the Will Rogers Turnpike near Vinita (Oklahoma):
http://www.newson6.com/story/40104164/semi-hauling-cars-catches-fire-on-will-rogers-turnpike

Quote: "A semi-truck hauling cars caught on fire on westbound Will Rogers Turnpike just west of Vinita."

Note: These are the 13th and 14th car-haulers to burn in 2019...

2019-03-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on Highway 80 near I-95 in Pooler (Georgia):
http://www.wtoc.com/2019/03/11/reported-semi-fire-causing-heavy-delays-eb-hwy-near-i-pooler/

2019-03-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 5:30 AM on I-70 near Posey Township (Indiana):
http://www.927therock.com/i-70-eb-at-the-17-mm-down-to-one-lane-due-to-truck-fire/
http://www.wthitv.com/content/news/One-lane-of-I-70-eastbound-is-closed-due-to-a-semi-fire-506971901.html
http://www.wibc.com/news/local-news/semi-full-tyson-chicken-catches-fire-i-70-clay-county
http://www.mywabashvalley.com/news/eastbound-i-70-down-to-one-lane/1839749188

2019-03-11 - Semi tractor, motorcycle, RV trailer and shop destroyed by fire in Ligonier (Indiana):
http://www.goshennews.com/news/local_news/structure-fire-costs-a-ligonier-man-a-lifelong-dream/article_80af6bba-ace3-5183-9d84-8675349e141d.html

Quote: "John Stabler of Ligonier was on the verge of fulfilling a dream to fix up and drive a semi truck. He had it in his grasp until a fire at his home on Monday took it all away. The blaze destroyed a building that was being used as a shop on the property, 11485 C.R. N. 1025 West. Inside, a camper, a motorcycle and a Kenworth truck Stabler recently purchased were also lost, his son Brad Stabler said at the scene."

2019-03-11 - Tractor, trailer and barn destroyed by fire on Seven Mile Lane in East Peckham (Britain):
http://www.kent.fire-uk.org/news/incidents/?entryid2=19554
http://www.downsmail.co.uk/news_sport/News/FIRE_999_crews_tackle_barn_and_tractor_blaze/

Quote: "Two fire engines attended and crews extinguished the fire in the barn, as well as a nearby a tractor and trailer alight - all of which were 100% destroyed."

2019-03-11 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 6:58 AM on the A1 in Baldersby (Britain):
http://www.northyorksfire.gov.uk/news-events/breaking-news/incident-summary-day-shift-monday-11th-march
http://www.hambletontoday.co.uk/hgv-fire-on-a1m-causes-delays-for-motorists/
http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/17491136.a1m-slip-road-shut-at-ripon-due-to-lorry-fire/

Quote: "A1 Baldersby Time of call 06:58 Ripon and Boroughbridge crews responded to a HGV well alight. The HGV trailer was carrying vinyl flooring. Cause of fire is unknown. Crews were at the scene for over six hours. They extinguished the fire using four hose reels and breathing apparatus and a winch."

Note: These are the 391st, 392nd, 393rd, 394th, 395th, 396th, 397th and 398th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2019...

2019-03-11 - Box truck bursts into flame on US 101 north of Redway (California):
http://lostcoastoutpost.com/chpwatch/2019/mar/11/190311HM00072/

2019-03-11 - Three Boeing service trucks destroyed by fire while parked at business near Lambert Airport in St. Louis (Missouri):
http://www.ksdk.com/article/news/local/three-trucks-ruined-in-fire-on-boeing-parking-lot/63-9046859c-9a59-4bcd-915b-57d84275d40a
http://twitter.com/ChrisDavisMMJ/status/1105247045928079360

Quote: "Black smoke came pouring from a Boeing parking lot Monday night after a row of service trucks caught on fire. The trucks are owned by a maintenance company that does work for Boeing. The fire started at one of the vehicles and spread to two others."

2019-03-11 - Van and car go up in flames at 6:38 AM while parked on Newlyn Close in coastal Runcorn (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/van-and-a-car-on-fire-in-runcorn

2019-03-11 - Van bursts into flame on Thomas Street in Congleton (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/van-fire-in-congleton_11-03-2019_15-34-30

2019-03-11 - Van bursts into flame on Parkhouse Lane in Lower Pilsley (Britain):
http://www.peakfm.co.uk/news/local/firefighters-called-out-to-van-fire-in-lower-pilsley/
http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?id=102349146508852&story_fbid=2049750131768734

2019-03-11 - Unmarked police car bursts into flame on US 90 in San Antonio (Texas):
http://news4sanantonio.com/news/local/unmarked-deputy-vehicle-engulfed-in-flames-on-highway

2019-03-11 - Five cars destroyed by fire at 4:30 AM, another damaged, while parked at apartments in North Hollywood (California):
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2019/03/11/fire-north-hollywood-carport-vehicles-destroyed/
http://www.dailynews.com/2019/03/11/noho-arts-district-carport-fire-damages-5-vehicles/

Quote: "According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, at least five cars were charred and a sixth was damaged."

2019-03-11 - Car bursts into flame on State Route 67 near Lakeside (California):
http://fox5sandiego.com/2019/03/11/fire-engulfs-car-on-sr-67-near-scripps-poway/
http://twitter.com/LakesideFire/status/1105093985477902338/photo/1

2019-03-11 - Car bursts into flame just after 11 PM on Eckhardt Avenue East in Penticton (Canada):
http://globalnews.ca/news/5043539/penticton-fire-crews-battle-late-night-car-fire/
http://power97.com/news/5043539/penticton-fire-crews-battle-late-night-car-fire/
http://www.kelownacapnews.com/news/late-night-vehicle-fire-extinguished-in-the-south-okanagan/
http://www.pentictonwesternnews.com/news/late-night-vehicle-fire-extinguished-in-penticton/

2019-03-11 - Car bursts into flame at gas station in Peterborough (Canada):
http://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/news-story/8173751-car-fire-at-gas-station-in-peterborough/

2019-03-11 - Car bursts into flame at 1:59 AM on Glebe Road in Nuneaton (Britain):
http://news.warwickshire.gov.uk/fireincidents/2019/03/11/car-fire-glebe-road-nuneaton-1-appliance-attending/

2019-03-11 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-75 in coastal Fort Myers (Florida):
http://www.winknews.com/2019/03/11/vehicle-fire-on-i-75-north-of-alico-rd/
http://www.fox4now.com/news/local-news/vehicle-fire-causes-heavy-traffic-i-75-north-ramp-from-exit-128

2019-03-11 - RV trailer bursts into flame while parked in coastal Port Angeles (Washington):
http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/news/fifth-wheel-trailer-consumed-in-port-angeles-fire/

2019-03-11 - Two vehicles and garage go up in flames at home in coastal Suffolk (Virginia):
http://www.wavy.com/news/local-news/suffolk/3-people-including-2-firefighters-treated-following-suffolk-garage-fire/1840131014

Quote: "Responding units found a large detached garage on fire, along with two vehicles."

2019-03-11 - Car and garage destroyed by fire just before 2:30 A at home, boat lightly damaged, in coastal Kilaben Bay (Australia):
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/5948916/garage-goes-up-in-flames-with-boat-and-car-inside/
http://www.2hd.com.au/2019/03/11/fire-destroys-car-at-kilaben-bay/

2019-03-11 - Auto shop and two other businesses go up in flames at 2 AM in North Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):
http://6abc.com/fire-rips-through-3-north-philadelphia-businesses/5182720/
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2019/03/11/fire-rips-through-auto-body-shop-in-north-philadelphia/
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Auto-Body-Fire-Destroys-Several-Businesses_Philadelphia-506971962.html
http://www.fox29.com/news/local-news/crews-battle-heavy-fire-at-north-philadelphia-repair-shop

2019-03-11 - Auto shop heavily damaged by fire in Round Lake (New York):
http://www.news10.com/news/local-news/multiple-crews-respond-to-fire-at-neet-s-auto-body-shop-in-round-lake/1839587902
http://cbs6albany.com/news/local/fire-tears-through-clifton-park-auto-body-shop
http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Fire-burns-Clifton-Park-auto-shop-13678514.php

2019-03-11 - Auto shop heavily damaged by fire in Schofield (Wisconsin):
http://wausaupilotandreview.com/2019/03/11/crews-battle-blaze-at-schofield-auto-service-center/
http://www.wausaudailyherald.com/story/news/2019/03/12/fire-k-s-fuel-injection-weston-extinguished/3137850002/

2019-03-11 - Barn destroyed by fire near Hartley (Iowa):
http://kiwaradio.com/lightssirens/fire-destroys-barn-near-hartley/

2019-03-11 - Barn destroyed by fire in/near Fort Recovery (Ohio):
http://www.dailystandard.com/albums/2019-03-11/4851/230749/barn-fire-in-fort-recovery

2019-03-11 - Plumbing supply business heavily damaged by fire on Morris Avenue in coastal Glen Cove (New York):
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Glen-Falls-Long-Island-Plumbing-Supply-Fire-507014441.html
http://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/glen-cove-warehouse-fire-1.28404148
http://abc7ny.com/5-alarm-fire-tears-through-glen-cove-plumbing-business/5185520/

2019-03-11 - Funeral home heavily damaged by fire at 3:15 AM in Arkadelphia (Arkansas):
http://www.kark.com/news/state-news/fire-damages-funeral-home-in-arkadelphia/1840785551
http://www.thv11.com/article/news/arkadelphia-funeral-home-burns-in-late-night-fire-director-searching-for-satellite-location/91-17268782-2e5b-4cf8-b2fb-f8378c33fa9d

2019-03-11 - Garage destroyed by fire at 3:15 AM at home in Topeka (Kansas):
http://www.wibw.com/content/news/Overnight-garage-fire-under-investigation-506971271.html

2019-03-11 - Mobile home destroyed by fire on Madison Avenue in Carmichael (California), 1 injured:
http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2019/03/11/carmichael-mobile-home-fire/

2019-03-11 - Mobile home destroyed by fire in Salamanca (New York), 2 dogs killed:
http://www.oleantimesherald.com/news/fire-destroys-salamanca-mobile-home/article_5667c590-4480-11e9-bae6-1f680bbd749c.html

2019-03-11 - Home damaged by fire at 2:30 AM in North Philadelphia (Pennsylvania):
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2019/03/11/firefighter-injured-battling-house-fire-in-north-philadelphia/
http://www.firehouse.com/operations-training/video/21071452/philadelphia-firefighter-burns-hands-battling-blaze
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/video/4044202-firefighter-suffers-burns-to-hands-in-north-philly-house-fire/

2019-03-11 - Home damaged by fire before 3 AM in Brigham City (Utah), 4 injured:
http://gephardtdaily.com/local/4-taken-to-hospital-after-brigham-city-house-fire/

2019-03-11 - Home under renovation damaged by basement fire in Meriden (Connecticut), nobody there:
http://www.wtnh.com/news/firefighters-respond-to-basement-fire-in-meriden/1839857804
http://www.wfsb.com/news/crews-have-hard-time-locating-source-of-meriden-house-fire/article_aa0ae50c-43f8-11e9-9a32-1f66b369549c.html

2019-03-11 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 12:40 AM on Old Miller Road in coastal Bluffton (South Carolina):
http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/article227416179.html

2019-03-11 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 1:30 AM in coastal Deerfield Beach (Florida), 1 injured:
http://miami.cbslocal.com/2019/03/11/one-person-hospitalized-deerfield-beach-house-fire/
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/deerfield-beach/fl-ne-deerfield-monday-fire-20190311-story.html
http://www.local10.com/news/florida/deerfield-beach/1-seriously-injured-in-deerfield-beach-house-fire

2019-03-11 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Via Misionero in Coachella (California), 1 injured:
http://www.kesq.com/news/fire-crews-battle-blaze-at-single-family-home-in-coachella/1056822276

2019-03-11 - Home heavily damaged by fire on Sinton Road in coastal Newport News (Virginia):
http://wtkr.com/2019/03/11/3-adults-1-child-displaced-after-house-fire-in-newport-news-2/

2019-03-11 - Home destroyed by fire at 1 AM on South Ruddle Street in Blytheville (Arkansas):
http://www.kait8.com/2019/03/11/nobody-injured-early-morning-house-fire/

2019-03-11 - Home destroyed by fire on Playter Street in Buffalo (New York):
http://www.wgrz.com/article/news/local/fire-destroys-buffalo-home/71-9e306235-17c6-452a-bf5f-0e678c36be99

2019-03-11 - Home destroyed by fire on Joshua Town Road in Lyme (Connecticut), 1 injured:
http://www.wfsb.com/news/one-injured-in-lyme-house-fire/article_3f7cd12c-4449-11e9-9d40-43a3be9ac3f1.html
http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/1-Person-Burned-At-Lyme-House-Fire-507000441.html

2019-03-11 - Duplex damaged by basement fire on Barland Street in Eau Claire (Wisconsin):
http://www.leadertelegram.com/news/daily-updates/residents-displaced-after-duplex-fire-in-eau-claire/article_b547f176-ee24-578a-ada5-1d801fb5660e.html

2019-03-11 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire on Deep Forest Court in Lakeland (Florida):
http://www.newschief.com/news/20190311/arbor-glen-apartments-fire-leaves-24-families-homeless
http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/region-polk/dozens-of-people-left-homeless-after-large-fire-destroys-24-apartments-in-lakeland
http://www.wtsp.com/article/news/local/polkcounty/all-residents-homeless-after-fire-burns-through-lakeland-apartment/67-1abf393c-c8cb-4418-94f4-ae9814d9ad8d
http://www.wtsp.com/video/news/local/polkcounty/fire-burns-through-roof-of-lakeland-apartment-10news-wtsp/67-48624c0b-4125-43a5-a4b4-610d7bf13caf
http://cbs12.com/news/local/residents-now-homeless-after-fire-scorches-lakeland-apartment-building

2019-03-11 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire in Stone Mountain (Georgia), 1 injured:
http://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/dekalb-county/child-injured-after-fire-swept-through-dekalb-county-apartment-complex/929247007
http://www.cbs46.com/news/child-being-treated-for-smoke-inhalation-following-townhome-fire/article_5110f57c-4439-11e9-8213-873638223e97.html

2018-03-11 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire just before 6 AM in Aurora (Colorado):
http://denver.cbslocal.com/2019/03/11/sable-boulevard-fire-apartment-building-aurora-22nd/
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/fire-at-multi-family-building-in-aurora-displaces-20-people
http://www.9news.com/article/news/local/residents-displaced-after-fire-at-aurora-apartment-complex/73-ab91399f-1fa0-42e9-a90a-2ed931baead2
http://www.denverpost.com/2019/03/11/aurora-apartment-fire-sable-montview/

2019-03-11 - Hotel damaged by utility room fire at 3 AM in Kentwood (Michigan):
http://fox17online.com/2019/03/11/gr-hotel-evacuated-after-fire-no-injuries/

2019-03-11 - Deadly fire destroys mobile home in Middle Smithfield Township (Pennsylvania), 1 killed:
http://wnep.com/2019/03/11/coroner-called-to-fire-in-monroe-county/
http://www.poconorecord.com/news/20190312/1-fatality-in-middle-smithfield-fire

2019-03-11 - Deadly fire burns home at 12:30 AM on coastal Lieutenant Island in South Wellfleet (Massachusetts):
http://boston.cbslocal.com/2019/03/11/wellfleet-fire-2-found-dead-4th-street/
http://www.capecodtimes.com/news/20190311/2-die-in-wellfleet-house-fire
http://www.wcvb.com/article/two-found-dead-after-early-morning-house-fire-on-lt-island-in-wellfleet/26787737
http://wellfleet.wickedlocal.com/news/20190311/two-people-found-dead-after-south-wellfleet-house-fire

2019-03-11 - Deadly fire burns home just before 1:30 AM on Sinn Street in coastal Patchogue (New York), 2 killed, 1 injured:
http://abc7ny.com/house-fire-kills-2-women-in-patchogue-man-pulled-to-safety/5182791/
http://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk/north-patchogue-fire-fatal-1.28378459

2019-03-11 - Deadly fire destroys home at 1:20 AM in Buckley (Washington), 1 killed:
http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/article227404509.html
http://www.kiro7.com/news/local/one-dead-in-house-fire-in-buckley/929274713
http://patch.com/washington/enumclaw/body-found-burnt-out-buckley-home-monday
http://komonews.com/news/local/1-found-dead-after-fire-burns-buckley-home
http://q13fox.com/2019/03/11/man-dies-in-buckley-house-fire/

2019-03-11 - Vacant home burns at 5:15 AM in Lake Crystal (Minnesota):
http://www.mankatofreepress.com/news/local_news/vacant-lake-crystal-house-damaged-by-fire/article_d2aaf31a-4422-11e9-b924-ef71a1c63de9.html
http://www.thelandonline.com/news/mankato_news/vacant-lake-crystal-house-damaged-by-fire/article_623c9479-442e-59d7-8b71-d105639be5f0.html

2019-03-11 - Vacant duplex burns in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):
http://www.news12.com/story/40106959/officials-fire-breaks-out-at-vacant-bridgeport-duplex
http://connecticut.news12.com/story/40106959/officials-fire-breaks-out-at-vacant-bridgeport-duplex




2019-03-11 - Person found dead on coastal Malibu Beach (California):
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Body-Discovered-on-Malibu-Beach-507009991.html

2019-03-11 - Man, 57, found dead in Beaver Lake near Rogers (Arkansas):
http://5newsonline.com/2019/03/11/mans-body-found-floating-on-beaver-lake/
http://www.nwahomepage.com/news/body-found-near-beaver-lake-on-highway-12/1840420033
http://www.4029tv.com/article/body-found-near-highway-12-in-rogers/26785981
http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2019/mar/11/northwest-arkansas-man-dies-apparent-drowning-ozar/

2019-03-11 - Man, 54, found dead in the water near marina in coastal Norfolk (Virginia):
http://wtkr.com/2019/03/11/dead-body-found-floating-in-water-near-norfolk-marina/
http://www.wavy.com/news/local-news/norfolk/kayaker-s-body-found-floating-in-chesapeake-bay-officials-say/1840487612
http://www.13newsnow.com/video/news/local/mycity/norfolk/body-found-in-water-identified/291-7f315647-6b16-48e3-a59c-1e178c91b183

2019-03-11 - Person found dead on beach in coastal Panama City (Florida):
http://www.wjhg.com/content/news/Body-found-in-Panama-City-507005101.html

2019-03-11 - Passenger slumps over dead on Amtrak train at Union Station in coastal Washington DC:
http://www.wusa9.com/article/news/local/dc/passenger-found-dead-on-amtrak-train-at-union-station/65-589374ca-607c-4280-9785-87a17bc29fcc

2019-03-11 - Man in his 50s drops dead at bus stop just before 5:30 AM in coastal Seattle (Washington):
http://www.capitolhillseattle.com/2019/03/911-capitol-hill-bus-stop-death-reported-e-aloha-armed-robbery-23rd-union-liquor-shop-bandit-busted/

Quote: "A man died early Monday morning at a Capitol Hill bus stop. King County Metro workers found the man down and unresponsive at the eastbound stop near Broadway and Pine just before 5:30 AM. Seattle Fire was called to the scene and performed CPR but the man reported to be in his late 50s could not be revived."

2019-03-11 - Man, 45 to 55, found dead in Lake Michigan near Rainbow Beach in Chicago (Illinois):
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/local/man-found-dead-in-waters-near-rainbow-beach-police-say
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/man-found-dead-in-waters-near-rainbow-beach-police/
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-rainbow-beach-body-20190311-story.html

2019-03-11 - Man washes up dead on the shore of Lake Eufaula (Oklahoma):
http://www.kjrh.com/news/local-news/pcso-badly-decomposed-body-found-near-lake-eufaula
http://kfor.com/2019/03/11/sheriff-body-washes-ashore-at-lake-eufaula/
http://www.koco.com/article/decomposed-body-washes-ashore-on-lake-eufaula-officials-say/26788510
http://ktul.com/news/local/body-found-along-the-shore-of-lake-eufaula-in-pittsburg-county
http://www.mcalesternews.com/news/pcso-investigating-body-found-near-longtown/article_0e41d6e8-440d-11e9-9a1c-93801de22b99.html

2019-03-11 - Person found dead in Village Creek in Birmingham (Alabama):
http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/2019/03/body-found-in-village-creek-off-tallapoosa-street.html
http://www.wvtm13.com/article/body-found-in-ditch-off-tallapoosa-street-near-i-59-in-birmingham/26785702
http://www.wbrc.com/2019/03/11/body-found-valley-creek-off-tallapoosa-street/

2019-03-11 - Man, 58, has 'medical episode' and dies on bike track near the Sturt River in coastal Adelaide (Australia):
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6797589/Grim-discovery-cyclist-finds-body-bike-path-riding-home-early-hours.html
http://www.news.com.au/national/south-australia/cyclist-finds-mans-body-on-adelaide-bike-track/news-story/6936920d287b4289eea81d66ff14e7bd
http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/sa/sas-breaking-news-blog-the-pulse-police-investigate-dead-body-found-on-bike-track-in-mitchell-park-ng-5fdc53edeb7064a61c15cf16f713067f
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-12/body-found-on-adelaide-bike-track/10891434

Quote: "Forensics went over the scene from 4am as detectives initially treated the man’s death as suspicious. Early this morning, police said the man’s death was most likely the result of a medical episode but are continuing investigations."

2019-03-11 - Mariner, man, 29, drops dead in his cabin on cargo ship near coastal Arica (Chile):
http://www.fleetmon.com/maritime-news/2019/25473/filipino-seaman-found-dead-his-cabin/




2019-03-11 - Passenger has 'medical issue' on passenger plane, plane makes emergency landing in Sioux City (Iowa):
http://siouxlandnews.com/news/local/jetblue-flight-makes-emergency-landing-at-sioux-gateway
http://kscj.com/2019/03/11/jet-blue-flight-makes-emergency-landing-at-sioux-gateway-airport/
http://www.siouxlandproud.com/news/local-news/medical-issue-causes-emergency-landing-at-sioux-gateway-airport/1840586747

Quote: "JetBlue tells Siouxland News that flight 162 from Sacramento, Calif. to New York-JFK diverted to Sioux City after the crew reported a customer experiencing a medical issue."

2019-03-11 - Driver has 'medical emergency', pickup truck starts drifting around, fire truck gets it stopped, in Indianapolis (Indiana):
http://www.wthr.com/article/fire-crew-uses-fire-engine-stop-driver-having-medical-emergency
http://cbs4indy.com/2019/03/11/crews-use-fire-engine-to-stop-drifting-truck-on-west-side/
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/marion-county/wayne-township/wayne-township-fire-crews-stop-drifting-vehicle-with-fire-engine

Quote: "IMPD officers and the fire crew on scene found out that the driver was having a medical emergency and got the driver care."

2019-03-11 - Driver has 'medical emergency', car rear-ends another car, in coastal Summerland (California), 1 killed:
http://www.keyt.com/traffic/highway-101-accident-slows-traffic-through-carpinteria/1056582419
http://www.noozhawk.com/article/fatality_reported_in_summerland_rear_end_crash_during_morning_commute

Quote: "A driver died after a rear-end collision in Summerland Monday morning, and appeared to have suffered a medical emergency..."

2019-03-11 - Man has 'medical emergency', car crashes on the Eisenhower Expressway in Chicago (Illinois), 1 killed:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-eisenhower-290-man-dead-crash-20190311-story.html
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/03/11/accident-closes-i-290-chicago/

Quote: "'Preliminary reports indicate the crash may be the result of a medical emergency,' Garcia wrote in an email. Initially the man was taken by the Chicago Fire Department to a local hospital in critical condition, but he later was pronounced dead, Garcia said."

2019-03-11 - Driver has 'medical episode', car crashes into median, on the M6 near Penrith (Britain):
http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/17493226.m6-southbound-has-reopened-after-a-crash/

Quote: "Cumbria Police say that a red saloon-type car hit the central reservation after its male driver had a medical episode at the wheel."

2019-03-11 - Small plane crashes into porch of home in Benton (Kansas), 1 injured:
http://www.ksn.com/news/local/small-plane-crashes-near-stearman-field-in-benton/1840500633
http://www.kake.com/story/40105942/small-plane-crashes-into-home-near-stearman-field
http://www.kwch.com/content/news/Small-plane-crashes-into-home-near-Benton-506991861.html
http://www.kansas.com/news/business/aviation/article227420319.html

2019-03-11 - Helicopter crashes near Timmins (Canada), 2 killed:
http://www.sootoday.com/opp-beat/helicopter-found-bodies-recovered-of-missing-kapuskasing-couple-1316415
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/police-say-bodies-of-missing-kapuskasing-couple-found-near-timmins-1.5052013

2019-03-11 - Tanker truck overturns on Route 27 in Mount Airy (Maryland):
http://www.wbaltv.com/article/oil-tanker-overturns-on-route-27/26788058

2019-03-11 - Tractor trailer crashes off I-15 near Lake Elsinore (California), 1 injured:
http://patch.com/california/lakeelsinore-wildomar/semi-truck-rolls-i-15-near-wildomar-chp

2019-03-11 - SUV crashes off I-55, plunges into the Vermilion River, near Pontiac (Illinois), 2 injured:
http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/authorities-respond-to-submerged-car-in-vermilion-river-near-pontiac/1840536115
http://www.wcia.com/news/local-news/two-hospitalized-after-suv-crashes-into-river/1840781579
http://www.wjbc.com/2019/03/11/two-people-rescued-from-suv-after-crashing-into-vermilion-river/

2019-03-11 - Car veers into median, crashes into tree, bursts into flame, on Kingshighway Boulevard in St. Louis (Missouri), 2 injured:
http://www.ksdk.com/article/news/local/car-runs-into-tree-catches-fire-along-kingshighway-in-north-st-louis/63-9e93ec63-4571-4ae7-8006-c9cb8e365b69
http://www.ksdk.com/video/news/local/car-runs-into-tree-catches-fire-along-kingshighway-in-north-st-louis/63-886b9cfb-4433-4174-9ae3-464b4cfa083e

2019-03-11 - Car veers off road, crashes into tree, in Aiken County (
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