Air Partner and An-225 join Japan relief efforts

first_imgThe Paris office of charter broker Air Partner chartered the aircraft to carry 145 tonnes of including blankets, food, water, medicines and respirators from Chateauroux in France to Tokyo Narita Airport, as part of France’s relief effort for Japan. The flight was organised by Antonov Airlines. Additionally, the load comprises a range of specialist equipment for relief teams such as pumps, compressors, generators, dosimeters (which measure an individual’s exposure to radiation), and radiometers (to measure the power of electromagnetic radiation).Richard Smith, Air Partner’s freight director, said: “The aircraft was ideal for the task as it allowed us to move the entire payload in one airlift which was commercially beneficial for the client. Following the earthquake and tsunami on March 11, Air Partner has been involved in assisting the Japanese relief effort from the outset. We flew one of the first relief and medical support teams into the region, as well as their equipment, and this latest flight is part of our on-going operations on behalf of governments, corporate companies and international charities.”Adds Antonov Airlines’ commercial director Valery Kulbaka: “Through our business, Antonov has longstanding relationships with Japan. We share everyone’s concerns for the wellbeing of those affected by these events. The An-225 (pictured below) will play its part in the relief effort.last_img read more

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‘Lockerbie Disaster’ Folk Aid Film Re-Showing Proceeds Going To Cancer Research

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInFolk Aid was an event that was staged in Dumfries in support of the Lockerbie Air Disaster Fund. The concert was held at St. Joseph’s college in 1989, by musicians who wanted to help ease the grief of those who had suffered loss in the Lockerbie tragedy. The initial idea to hold this event was first raised by Phyllis Martin who suggested it to the committee and members of Dumfries Folksong Club, who then approached the Head of St. Joseph’s to possibly host the event.This suggestion was greeted with great enthusiasm by both the Headmaster and staff of the college, who provided hospitality for the performers, technicians, and recording crews throughout the day and during the event.Phyllis Martin and Irvine McVeagh (Director FAFL) will host the screenings at Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre and share memories of the event and people involved. Screenings are Monday, August 24th at 6.00pm and 7.30pm. Box Office: 01387 264808.The concert was a big success, being filmed for television and a video release. This film features a host of performers from all over Britain including Dougie McLean, Sileas, Isaac Guillory, Archie Fisher, Kathryn Tickell and Stravaig. Along with many scenes of the town and the people of Lockerbie going about their day to day lives. Amazingly the recording was rediscovered earlier this year on a video tape, and has now been transferred to DVD. During the initial screening at the Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre the film officer suggested all the proceeds from the showing of the film should go to charity.Cancer Research was chosen as the recipient as so many of the performers and friends from the original folk scene have been lost to the disease.Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Community and Customer Services Chairman, Councillor Tom McAughtrie said of the concert filming;“I would encourage as many people as possible to go along to the Robert Burns Film Theatre and take in the concert on the big screen. It’s a good chance for those who remember the original concert to take a trip down memory lane, and an equally good opportunity for us all to remember the original purpose of the concert.”last_img read more

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Chelsea ready to start negotiations – Club want €10m more than…

first_imgOn Monday, news coming out of Spain explained the 27-year-old’s agent, Kia Joorabchian, is ‘already in talks’ with the Blues over a move.However, there was no mention of a potential structure of the deal.Sport on Tuesday brings more on this.In England, and in some Spanish publications, it’s been reported Chelsea could offer around €80m for the Brazilian.However, Sport state Barcelona value the player at €90m. Of course, it’s hard to believe Barca would genuinely turn down €80m from Chelsea if they came knocking with such an amount, but it’s explained that because of the way the transfer fee paid to Liverpool has amortised, even that figure would have to go down as a loss.Sport state Chelsea are ready to start negotiations, and they believe all Premier League interest is on the basis of a loan. They would be ready to pay a loan fee of €13m to Barcelona and also take over the player’s salary.Barcelona would prefer a mandatory purchase option, although it could be unlikely they’d get one. Regardless, Sport say a buying option of €60m next summer would be enough for the Catalan club not to post a loss. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameDon’t Play This Game, it’s Addictive.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoSmart Tech TrendOver 60? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoTemenos by CNBC CatalystIs a Digital Revolution Crucial for Banks to Stay Ahead in a Post-Pandemic World?Temenos by CNBC CatalystUndo Chelsea has repeatedly been talked about as one of the potential destinations for Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho.last_img read more

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CMS, Pomona-Pitzer to renew their rivalry tonight

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita So much so that the contest between the Stags and the Sagehens is known to have NCAA Division I referees requesting to officiate the long-standing rivalry. Rich Kolan, who refs Big West and Pac-10 games, will lead tonight’s matchup, which stands to be as competitive as ever with both CMS and Pomona-Pitzer heading into the game 2-0 in Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference action. “In any year it makes for a great game,” said Sagehens coach Charles Katsiaficas, whose team is defending back-to-back conference titles. “You can throw records out the window because you know it’s going to be a heck of a game. In certain years, when both teams are competitive, it adds a little more to the game.” So far this year, both are competitive. The Sagehens (8-5, 2-0) have won five in a row and are led by Edward Wexler-Beron (16.8 points per game) and David Knowles (14.3 ppg). Pomona-Pitzer has also seen the return of last year’s SCIAC Player of the Year, Alexander Lloyd, from knee surgery. Lloyd (8.7 ppg), who has played in just three games, didn’t see any action in a victory over Caltech on Saturday because his injury flared up, but Katsiaficas is optimistic he’ll participate tonight. The Stags (8-5, 2-0) have won four of their last five games, with three of those victories coming in overtime. The latest saw CMS outlast Whittier College on Saturday, on the legs of 18 points from Emanuel Maceira. In any division. “I think it’s a one-of-a-kind rivalry,” said CMS head coach Ken Scalmanini, whose team will host Pomona-Pitzer tonight at 7:30 at Claremont McKenna college. “You see each other throughout the year on the campuses, and that adds a dimension of competitiveness. It’s in front of the whole school which team wins, so the kids get after it. There’s a lot of kids diving on the floor at a rapid pace.” Rivalries up the ante in any sport. But the one that Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Pomona-Pitzer share – two athletic programs spread over five college campuses in a close-knit community – rivals just about any matchup you’ll find on any basketball court in Southern California. center_img Maceira leads the Stags with 14.6 points a game, while John Parsons (14.3 ppg) and Miles Taylor (13.2) are both scoring in double figures. “We’re only two games into the season, and it’s truly all about the conference,” said Scalmanini, who split last year with Pomona-Pitzer. “We have a big one (today), and we’re getting better still.” ON THE MOVE The Chaffey men’s basketball team (19-4) improved to 4-0 in the Foothill Conference with two wins last week that helped the Panthers jump from No. 17 in the state poll to No. 6. Four days after dropping No. 16 Mt. Jan Jacinto (15-8, 3-1), Chaffey raced to a 102-100 win over No. 19 San Bernardino Valley (14-9, 2-2), the favorite to win the conference this year. Then the Panthers dropped perennial conference power Antelope Valley (9-12, 2-2) in a 95-85 comeback win. Chaffey will host Victor Valley (8-13, 2-2) tonight at 7. At Mt. SAC, the women’s basketball team (23-1) dropped No. 2 Pasadena (16-3) by way of a 63-59 win on Friday. The victory still wasn’t good enough to vault the Mounties past No. 1 San Joaquin Delta (21-4), which lost to Mt. SAC earlier this season. The Mounties will play at East Los Angeles (7-14) today at 5:30 p.m. BRONCOS HONORED December proved an up-and-down month for both the men (8-5, 4-2 in California Collegiate Athletic Association) and the women (6-7, 3-3) at Cal Poly Pomona. Two of the steadier players in both programs were honored by the Broncos this week with athlete-of-the-month nods Senior Jonathan Boyd (Etiwanda High) led the men with 12.3 points per game in December. He is currently second on the team with 12.3 points per game, a number boosted by the career-best 31 points he turned in during Cal Poly’s 99-76 win over Cal State Stanislaus on Saturday. Sophomore Ashley Moody, the women’s leader with 12.4 points per game, averaged 12 points a game in December. She injured her knee in a game against Cal State Bakersfield on Jan. 7 and hasn’t played since. The Broncos could learn the results of an MRI taken Saturday as soon as today. Either way, coach Paul Thomas said she would not play this weekend, when Cal Poly plays at Cal State San Bernardino and UC San Diego. UP TO TASK Two former Upland High School basketball stars enjoyed some success in recent weeks in their respective four-year programs. Sheldon Pace (Chaffey College) dished out 17 assists to set a record for No. 7 Southwest Baptist in a 95-78 win over No. 17 Central Missouri State. Pace leads SMU (16-1) with 14.2 points and 9.1 assists per game. SMU will play Missouri Western State (10-6) on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. At Whittier, senior Brandon Robinson earned tournament MVP honors at the Purple & Gold Poet Classic January 5-6 and was named the SCIAC’s Male Athlete of the Week. Robinson (7.8 points a game on the season) had 45 points and 28 rebounds, good for two double-doubles in three games. Whittier (6-7, 0-2) will play Occidental (11-1, 2-0) tonight at 7:30. HALL MOVES ON Julie Hall, who served as Cal Poly director of development for the athletic department until December, was named the assistant athletic director of development at UC Riverside. Hall, who was at Cal Poly for two years, will be responsible for leading a major gifts fund-raising program. Jeff Sanders’ local college package runs on Wednesday. He can be reached at (909) 483-8540 or at [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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