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FAA in final stages of Boeing 737 Max review; could approve as early as Nov. 18

first_img– Advertisement – – Advertisement – The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is in the final stages of reviewing proposed changes to Boeing‘s 737 Max and expects to complete the process in the “coming days,” the agency’s chief told Reuters on Monday.Three sources briefed on the matter told Reuters the FAA is set to approve the plane’s ungrounding as early as Nov 18. FAA Administrator Steve Dickson told Reuters in a statement that he expects “this process will be finished in the coming days, once the agency is satisfied that Boeing has addressed” safety issues involved in two fatal crashes that killed 346 people. – Advertisement – Boeing declined to comment.The ungrounding would be a vital step in a still-arduous path to recovery for Boeing, plunged into its worst-ever crisis by the crashes and the worldwide grounding of its best-selling plane in March 2019.“The FAA continues to engage with aviation authorities around the world as they prepare to validate our certification decision,” Dickson said.- Advertisement –center_img A Boeing 737 MAX jet lands near grounded 737 MAX planes following Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) test flight at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington on June 29, 2020.Jason Redmond | AFP | Getty Images “As I have said many times before, the agency will take the time that it needs to thoroughly review the remaining work. Even though we are near the finish line, I will lift the grounding order only after our safety experts are satisfied that the aircraft meets certification standards.”Following the FAA green light, airlines must complete software updates and fresh pilot training, a process that will take at least 30 days, before the planes can return to the skies.Southwest Airlines LUV.N, the world’s largest Max operator, has said it would take several months to comply with the FAA requirements and that it does not plan to schedule flights on the aircraft until the second quarter of 2021.The grounding has cost the U.S. planemaker billions, hobbled its supply chain, and triggered investigations that faulted Boeing and the FAA for a lack of transparency and weak oversight during the jet’s development, among other problems.A Justice Department criminal investigation is ongoing.last_img read more

India Day 2016: Celebrating Pennsylvania’s Cultural Diversity

first_img Asian Pacific American Affairs,  The Blog Since 2014, the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific Affairs has teamed up with Asian Indian Americans of Central Pennsylvania (AIACPA) to co-sponsor the India Day Community Fair at Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC). This past Saturday we welcomed over 15,000 attendees to the India Day Community Fair.Watch this video from India Day 2016 at HACC, where Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf were among the visitors:AIACPA has held programs for many years to celebrate India’s Independence Day, which falls annually on August 15. Many Indian communities around the commonwealth put together celebrations to commemorate this day. However, you may be asking yourself — aside from the beautiful cultural programs and delicious Indian food, why are these festivals and fairs important?One of our key priorities as the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs is to share our vibrant and diverse Asian Pacific American cultures, traditions, histories and stories with our local communities here in Pennsylvania.The goal of supporting events such as the India Day Community Fair is to further cultural understanding and promote Pennsylvania as a welcoming state and a great place to live and work.If you are interested in taking part in an upcoming India Day celebration, please check out: Saturday, August 14th India Day – Unity in Diversity 11:30am-3pm @ Cathedral of Learning in Oakland, PittsburghOur very own Vice Chair Kannu Sahni will be hosting this event with the University of Pittsburgh and the Indian Nationality Room join in for festivities which include a parade flag hoisting, cultural programs and delicious food!Saturday, August 20th Festival of India – 1-6pm @ the Great Plaza, Penn’s Landing, PhiladelphiaEnjoy authentic Indian dance, music, cuisine and experience a glimpse of Indian culture and heritage.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf India Day 2016: Celebrating Pennsylvania’s Cultural Diversity August 09, 2016center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter By: Tiffany Chang Lawson, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairslast_img read more

Jody Lee Swift

first_imgJody Lee Swift 46, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Thursday March 12, 2020 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.He was born December 26, 1973 in Lawrenceburg, IN, son of Sharon (Donley) Miller. Jody worked for Ponderosa, Kroger, and Argosy Casino. Jody has been sick since he was 16 years old. He was a fighter. He beat all of the odds that life threw at him. He would never give up and he had a good life. He graduated from South Dearborn High School in 1994. He loved to play baseball and was on the swim team in school. Jody was an old Rock and Roll music fan. (His favorites were Kiss & Ozzy Osbourne.) He enjoyed playing guitar. He loved spending time with his son, Donovan, all his family and friends.He will be deeply missed. by his, grandpa, Ernie (Late Jackie) Donley of Aurora, IN; mother, Sharon (Donley) Miller of Moores Hill, IN, Son, Donovan Swift of Springs, TX; Sister, Buffy Schnitzler of Moores Hill, IN; Brother, Edward Kinnett of Versailles, IN; Several aunts, uncles and cousins. He will never be forgotten.He was preceded in death by grandma, Jackie J. (Buffington) Donley, aunt Judy Connelton and nephew John Andrew Creech III.Friends will be received Monday, March 16, 2020, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the Funeral Home, Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 11:00 pm with Pastor Kenny Hopper officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the Dearborn County Mental Health Center or Donor’s Choice. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Dunedin Test poised for intriguing final day

first_img(REUTERS)-Dean Elgar failed to join a select group of South Africa batsman while New Zealand took three late wickets to leave the first Test at University Oval delicately poised at the end of the fourth day on Saturday.South Africa were 224 for six at the close of play in a chilly Dunedin with a lead of 191 runs entering the final day on a pitch that is turning but offering little assistance for the pace bowlers and is proving difficult to score from.Captain Faf du Plessis was on 56 at the close of play, with Vernon Philander on one after New Zealand had taken three wickets after tea, including Elgar, who was dropped twice and overturned a caught behind decision during his innings.The 29-year-old had been seeking to become the sixth South Africa batsman to score a century in both innings of a test but fell short when he was caught by Kane Williamson for 89 from offspinner Jeetan Patel. He scored 140 in the first innings.Temba Bavuma was then bowled by Mitchell Santner for six and Quinton de Kock also bowled by Patel for four in gloomy conditions, with players leaving the field with nine overs remaining.South Africa had begun the day with a five-run lead and nine wickets in hand and with rain forecast for the final day on Sunday, the hosts needed to make the most of their opportunities to try to dismiss the visitors cheaply.New Zealand, however, only had themselves to blame for not being in a better position having dropped Elgar twice and JP Duminy once.The hosts were also further hampered with opening bowler Trent Boult trudging off the field from midway through the middle session with a groin strain.It is also debatable whether batsman Ross Taylor would bat in the second innings after he suffered a torn calf muscle in the first.South Africa lost just two wickets in the first two sessions when Duminy was trapped in front by Neil Wagner for 39 after lunch, while Hashim Amla was dismissed for 24 early in a disrupted first session.Play had been due to begin 10 minutes earlier than the scheduled start of 1100 (2200 GMT) after a fire alarm in the main stand forced the evacuation of the entire venue and held up play for about 30 minutes on Friday. SOUTH AFRICA 1st innings 308 (D. Elgar 140, T. Bavuma 64, F. du Plessis 52; T. Boult 4-64)New Zealand 1st innings 341 (K. Williamson 130, J. Raval 52, B. Watling 50; K. Maharaj 5-94)South Africa 2nd innings (Overnight: 38-1)S. Cook c Watling b Boult 0D. Elgar c Williamson b Patel 89H. Amla c sub b Wagner 24J. Duminy lbw b Wagner 39F. du Plessis not out 56T. Bavuma b Santner 6Q. de Kock b Patel 4V. Philander not out 1Extras (b-1 lb-3 w-1) 5Total (for 6 wickets, 102 overs) 224Fall of wickets: 1-0 S. Cook,2-39 H. Amla,3-113 J. Duminy,4-193 D. Elgar,5-206 T. Bavuma,6-218 Q. de KockTo bat: K. Maharaj, M. Morkel, K. RabadaBowling: T. Boult 15 – 4 – 34 – 1, N. Wagner 27 – 7 – 57 – 2(w-1)M. Santner 19 – 6 – 37 – 1,J. Patel 36 – 15 – 72 – 2J. Neesham 5 – 0 – 20 – 0.last_img read more

WHS volleyball girls finish 2nd at Chaparral Tournament; tennis team places third.

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington High School variety volleyball girls took second place at the Chaparral Tournament, Saturday.Along with this three Wellington girls were named all-tournament team while competing at Chaparral.Siarah Walker, sophomore; Micah Rogers, senior; and Erin Goodrum, freshman, were all selected to all-tournament team.  “This is a huge recognition,” said Cherity Elder, Wellington head volleyball coach. “The girls went 3-2 on the day losing the championship game to Clearwater. They did a great job all day long and battled through with some ups and downs.”Elder said going into the tournament, Wellington was beginning a new rotation since sophomore McKenna Oathout was out with a concussion.  “Erin Goodrum did a phenomenal job taking her place as starting setter,” Elder said. “In fact, she did such a good job that she was selected to the all tournament team. The girls did an excellent job making the changes and adjusting quickly that they were able to defeat Medicine Lodge and Chaparral early on in the day.”Wellington struggled against Conway Springs to end pool play with the Cardinals winning in three games.“We struggled passing in the beginning, and when I finally thought we had it together during the Conway game we incorporated different errors with serving and hitting,” Elder said.The Crusaders finished Wichita Independent off in the semi finals and finally faced Clearwater in the championship.  The second game they battled extremely well, but came up short of 1st place.  On the day, Micah Rogers finished with 11 kills, Siarah Walker finished with 26 kills, and Erin Goodrum finished with 55 assists.“I’m extremely proud of the girls and the way they adjusted, played, and finished out the tournament,” Elder said. “It’s so nice to have a group of competitive girls that make it their goal to finish off teams and win!  The girls got hardware to take home in the form of a medal which they were extremely proud to have.”Wellington is now 9-8 on the season. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Also…WHS “C” Team won their Wellington tournament by beating both Clearwater and Rose Hill.•••••Wellington tennis: The Wellington varsity girls tennis team traveled to Kingman. The Crusaders finished third.Team results are as follows: Conway Springs 36, Wichita Trinity 32, Wellington 28, Chaparral 16, South Barber 14, Kingman 6 and Haven 3. Wellington individual results are as follows: No. 1 Doubles Peyton Adams & Kelsey Whaley, 4-0, 1st Place.No. 2 Doubles Madison Adams & Maggie Fink, 3-1, 2nd Place.No. 2 Singles Kaitlyn Utt, 4th Place.No. 1 Singles Auni Williams, 5th Place.center_img WHS vs. Medicine Lodge25-1225-16WHS vs. Chaparral25-2125-13WHS vs. Conway Springs25-1922-2515-25WHS vs. Independent25-1725-21WHS vs. Clearwater16-2518-25last_img read more