Mexican Navy Orders Two Beechcraft T-6C+ Trainers Beechcraft T-6C Equipment & technology Beechcraft Corporation, part of the Textron Aviation segment of Textron Inc., said on Tuesday that it had received an initial order from the Mexican Navy Secretaría de Marina (SEMAR) for two T-6C+ military trainers. View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Defence Back to overview,Home naval-today Mexican Navy Orders Two Beechcraft T-6C+ Trainers View post tag: 6C+ View post tag: Defense Share this article View post tag: trainers View post tag: T View post tag: orders View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy This purchase represents the first step in modernizing the Mexican Navy’s fixed-wing aviation fleet and follows a recent expansion of the Mexican Air Force training fleet to include 12 T-6C+ aircraft. The Navy trainers are scheduled for delivery in the summer of 2014.In addition to the aircraft, Beechcraft’s Global Mission Support organization is working on a second contract with SEMAR that is expected to include two years of parts support, training for pilots and mechanics, and the placement of Field Service Representatives who will provide technical expertise and training to maintenance personnel. Russ Bartlett, senior vice president, Defense said: “SEMAR not only recognizes the value of a proven, reliable airframe with the T-6C+ in standing up its new training capability, but this selection also acknowledges the significant benefits our Global Mission Support team offers in providing on-the-ground service, support and training for the fielded aircraft.”The T-6C+ features a hard-point wing, Heads-Up Display, Up-Front Control Panel, an integrated glass cockpit and an advanced Esterline CMC Cockpit 4000 avionics suite that greatly expands advanced training opportunities. The systems are integrated with a Hands-On Throttle and Stick (HOTAS), providing the student pilot and instructor with a simpler interface to the digital cockpit. The CMC Cockpit 4000 avionics suite is the first in its class to incorporate a fully integrated and FAA-certified dual FMS/GPS navigation suite that meets the required navigation performance standards for current worldwide airspace equipment. The open architecture design of the Cockpit 4000 provides the flexibility to expand capabilities and continuously meet current and future training needs.In addition to accommodating instruction in instrument flight procedures and basic aerial maneuvers, the T-6 delivers world-class training capability that is appropriate for teaching the most basic introductory flight training tasks through the more challenging and complex advanced training missions that could previously be accomplished only in far more expensive jet aircraft. The T-6 has been used to train pilots, navigators, and weapons systems operators from more than 20 countries around the world. To date, Beechcraft has delivered more than 825 T-6 trainers, which have amassed more than 2.2 million flight hours.[mappress]Press Release, March 28, 2014; Image: Beechcraft Corporation View post tag: Mexican View post tag: Beechcraft View post tag: two March 28, 2014
View Comments Amber Riley in ‘Dreamgirls’ & Marisha Wallace(Photos courtesy of Brinkhoff & marishawallace.com) Amber Riley has taken a temporary leave of absence from the West End revival of Dreamgirls following a pneumonia diagnosis. Marisha Wallace, who has appeared in a number of Casey Nicholaw-helmed productions in the United States, has recently joined the company to share the role of Effie White with alternate Karen Mav. Wallace will remain with the company as an alternate upon Riley’s recovery.Wallace steps into the London production after appearing on Broadway in Nicholaw’s stagings of Aladdin and Something Rotten!. She also performed in the national tour of The Book of Mormon. She is no stranger to the role of Effie White, having recently taken on the iconic role at the Dallas Theater Center.Producer Sonia Friedman said in a statement, “It has always been our intention to ensure that alongside the brilliant Amber Riley we have a number of wonderful alternate performers who also can perform this extraordinarily challenging role.” She added, “I am delighted that both Marisha and Karen have made such a wonderful start, performing the role of Effie several times over the holiday period and proving such a big hit with audiences. I am looking forward to Amber making a full recovery and returning to the company very soon.”The current cast of Dreamgirls also includes Liisi LaFontaine as Deena Jones, Ibinabo Jack as Lorrell Robinson, Joe Aaron Reid as Curtis Taylor Jr., Adam J. Bernard as Jimmy Early, Tyrone Huntley as C.C. White and Nicholas Bailey as Marty.
MASON CITY — The Mason City High girls fell to Ankeny Centennial 63-39 last night at home, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO. The Mohawk boys fell as well to Centennial 97-61. Jeff Skogen had 17 while Corey Miner and Austin Richardson added 12 to lead the Mohawks. Both Mason City teams host Fort Dodge on Friday night. — other girlsClarion-Goldfield-Dows 53, Algona 44Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 63, Eagle Grove 35Iowa Falls-Alden 36, St. Edmond 30Waverly-Shell Rock 64, Charles City 37 AMES — Sophomore Rasir Bolton steps into the point guard spot for Iowa State tonight when the Cyclones visit Oklahoma. Bolton replaces sophomore Tyrese Haliburton, who is lost for the season after suffering a broken wrist in Saturday’s win over Kansas State.Bolton leads ISU in scoring at 15.3 points per game but will need to be more of a play maker at the point.Bolton believes he will be able to adjust to his new role.The Cyclones are 3-7 in the Big 12 and they hammered the Sooners in their first meeting in Ames. TONIGHT:AM-1300 KGLO — NCAA men’s basketball — Xavier at Butler — 5:15AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com, Radio.com app — NIACC men vs. Dakota County — 7:30 FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Marwin González has become the first batter from the 2017 Houston Astros team that won the World Series to publicly apologize for his role in the sign-stealing scandal. González addressed the subject upon reporting to spring training with the Minnesota Twins, his current club. González says he’s “remorseful for everything that happened” that season. The multi-positional player had the best year of his career in 2017. Major League Baseball’s investigation into the sign-stealing system resulted in penalties for the Astros organization and the firing of their general manager and manager. ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Kevin Fiala kept up his recent surge for Minnesota with a goal and two assists, and the Wild beat the Vegas Golden Knights 4-0. The Wild matched their season high with three power-play scores, by Joel Eriksson Ek, Jared Spurgeon and Zach Parise. The Wild have an NHL-leading 15 power-play goals in 33 opportunities over their last 11 games. Parise has six during that span, also the most in the league. Alex Stalock stopped 26 shots for his third shutout of the season for Minnesota. Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury was pulled after making 16 saves through two periods. CEDAR FALLS — Missouri Valley leader Northern Iowa takes a 10-2 record into tonight’s game at home against Illinois State. The Redbirds beat the Panthers 76-70 in the Valley opener back on New Year’s Eve.That’s UNI coach Ben Jacobson. Illinois State rallied for the win by scoring 56 points in the second half.The Redbirds lost seven straight after the win over UNI but Jacobson says they have played better the last couple of weeks. == The Clear Lake girls jumped out to a 20-5 lead after the first quarter on their way to a 68-45 win. Lions coach Bart Smith says his team’s defense set the tone for the ballgame.Sara Faber had 18 and Darby Dodd added 10 as Clear Lake wraps up the regular season with a 19-2 record overall and 13-1 in conference play. The Lions host Garner-Hayfield-Ventura in a Class 3A regional quarterfinal on Saturday evening at 5 o’clock. == The Lions boys won their third straight conference title and fourth in the last six years with a 63-45 win over the Bulldogs. Clear Lake coach Jeremey Ainley says their first goal every year is to win the conference and now the Lions will look for more success.Jack Barragy led Clear Lake with 20 points while Jaylen DeVries had 12 and Andrew Formanek 11. Clear Lake is now 18-2 overall and 13-0 in the conference and will finish the regular season at Algona next Tuesday. MASON CITY – For the third time this season, a member of the NIACC men’s basketball team has been selected as the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference player of the week.NIACC sophomore point guard Quentin Hardrict earned the weekly award for his play last week. Hardrict helped lead the #12 Trojans to wins over #10 Iowa Lakes (105-91) and Ellsworth (88-73).Against Iowa Lakes, Hardrict scored 24 points with five assists and four rebounds as the Trojans snapped a two-game losing streak.Against Ellsworth, Hardrict scored 20 points with four assists and three rebounds.Hardrict averages 17.8 points per game, which ranks fourth in the conference. He also has 108 assists, which is tied for second in the league.NIACC’s Trey Sampson earned the league player of the week award for the week of Nov. 18-24 and the Trojans’ Deundra Roberson was the league player of the week for the week of Nov. 25-Dec. 1.NIACC (19-5 overall, 6-4 in the conference) returns to action tonight at home against Dakota County Technical College in a non-conference game. Tip-off is slated for 7:30, and you can hear the game on AM-1300 KGLO. CLEAR LAKE — Both the Clear Lake girls and boys basketball teams wrapped up North Central Conference championships last night with wins over Hampton-Dumont-CAL, as you heard on AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB & kribam.com: — other boysAlgona 71, Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 40Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 72, Eagle Grove 34Iowa Falls-Alden 72, St. Edmond 55Waverly-Shell Rock 48, Charles City 44
Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester United turned to Jose Mourinho as the antidote to their “noisy neighbours” Manchester City finally achieving their long-held goal of hiring Pep Guardiola as manager in 2016.Reunited in England’s northwest after two confrontational years on either side of the Barcelona-Real Madrid rivalry, where Mourinho ended Guardiola’s three seasons of La Liga dominance, United clearly hoped the feisty Portuguese could again get under the Catalan’s skin.But now in their third seasons in charge, Guardiola and Mourinho’s reigns have instead seen a chasm open up with the blue half of Manchester now the dominant side of the city.Win the Manchester derby on Sunday and City will already be 12 points clear of United just 12 games into the new season, a gap that has gradually widened in each of the past three years.The season before their arrival, only City’s superior goal difference saw them pip United to fourth place in the Premier League and Champions League qualification.Despite a difficult first season for Guardiola in English football, City finished that campaign nine points ahead of their City rivals.Last season the gap jumped to a record 19 between first and second place as City romped to the title with 100 points.“There is a quality of the work, of the organisation, I think that is untouchable,” even Mourinho admitted on Friday.– Every victory a struggle –City certainly seem untouchable at the moment. Once again on top of the Premier League, a goal difference of plus 29 to United’s plus one tells the story of both sides contrasting fortunes so far this season. United have at least shown some resilience in recent weeks, coming from behind to beat Newcastle, Bournemouth and most impressively Italian champions Juventus in midweek.Yet, even then every victory seems a struggle. Only twice have they won by more than one goal all season, to City’s 12 multiple-goal victories.Guardiola also boasts an impressive record against Mourinho, losing just five of their 21 meetings.But that includes the last one when United came from 2-0 down to stun the Etihad in a 3-2 victory that robbed City of the extra satisfaction of sealing the title against their rivals.“The point is can we improve enough to catch them next season?” an optimistic Mourinho said at the time.Fast forward seven months and Mourinho has turned on his superiors at the club for his failure to match City’s progression under Guardiola.“To go to the Juventus level? Barcelona level? Real Madrid level? Manchester City level? How can you reach this level” he complained after losing the first of United’s double header with Juve. “It’s not easy. We work with what we have.”Mourinho’s argument is that he has not had the backing Guardiola has in the transfer market, despite United spending more than the Abu Dhabi-backed Premier League champions this summer.Most of that went on Brazilian midfielder Fred, a player also coveted by City, but who has largely failed to make an impact.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2
In this Nov. 12, 2010, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald T. Sterling, right, sits with his wife Rochelle during the Clippers NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Los Angeles. An attorney representing the estranged wife of Clippers owner Donald Sterling said Thursday, May 8, 2014, that she will fight to retain her 50 percent ownership stake in the team. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling apologized Sunday for racist comments captured on tape, saying they were a “terrible mistake.”“I’m not a racist,” Sterling told CNN’s Anderson Cooper in excerpts posted from an interview taped Sunday and set to air Monday. “I made a terrible mistake. I’m here to apologize.”In his first public comments since being banned for life from the NBA, Sterling said years of good behavior as an owner should count toward his future.“I’m a good member who made a mistake,” Sterling said. “Am I entitled to one mistake, am I after 35 years? I mean, I love my league, I love my partners. Am I entitled to one mistake? It’s a terrible mistake, and I’ll never do it again.”The interview came nearly two weeks after NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned Sterling, fined him $2.5 million and urged the other league owners to force him to sell the team.Sterling said he waited to make a public apology because he was “emotionally distraught.”“The reason it’s hard for me, very hard for me, is that I’m wrong,” Sterling said. “I caused the problem. I don’t know how to correct it.”He later added, “If the owners feel I have another chance, then they’ll give it to me.”Sterling’s comments came on the same day ABC News posted excerpts of an interview his estranged wife gave to Barbara Walters.Shelly Sterling said she would fight to keep her 50 percent ownership stake of the team.“I will fight that decision,” Shelly Sterling said. “To be honest with you, I’m wondering if a wife of one of the owners, and there’s 30 owners, did something like that, said those racial slurs, would they oust the husband? Or would they leave the husband in?“I don’t know why I should be punished for what his actions were.”NBA spokesman Mike Bass responded Sunday night to Shelly Sterling’s comments.“Under the NBA constitution, if a controlling owner’s interest is terminated by a three-quarter vote, all other team owners’ interests are automatically terminated as well,” Bass said. “It doesn’t matter whether the owners are related as is the case here. These are the rules to which all NBA owners agreed to as a condition of owning their team.”ABC posted initial excerpts of Shelly Sterling’s interview and planned to air the rest of it Monday.Shelly Sterling also said she “eventually” will divorce her husband, and that she hadn’t yet done so due to financial considerations.“For the last 20 years, I’ve been seeing attorneys for a divorce,” she said. “In fact, I have here — I just filed — I was going to file the petition. I signed the petition for a divorce. And it came to almost being filed. And then, my financial adviser and my attorney said to me, ‘Not now.’”LeBron James said Sunday after the Miami Heat practiced for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Brooklyn Nets that NBA players believe nobody in the Sterling family should be able to own the Clippers if he’s gone.“As players, we want what’s right and we don’t feel like no one in his family should be able to own the team,” James said.
Hair stylist to the local stars and culture vulture Glen Goldbaum will present “GLAMit,” an exhibition by artist Holly Suzanne Rader of old Hollywood glam with a modern feminine edge, from 7-10 p.m. Saturday at Glen Goldbaum 72 and Lambs & Wolves. Rader’s paper dress window installation and mixed media glamour girl portraits will be on display through February and March.To see more of Rader’s creations: www.hollysuzannefineart.comThis is a must-see exhibition. I met Rader at Glen’s “Bewitched” event this past fall and absolutely fell head-over-heels for her work. And, of course, Glen really knows how to throw a party. Look for me in the crowd. Ellen McCarthy, Publisher, The Two River TimesWhat better time than Valentine’s weekend to show your love for art.Why not join me at events on Saturday and Sunday that celebrate art, artisans and the art of sandwich making.Take a stroll through the Sickles Market greenhouse in Little Silver, where you’ll find artists creating and displaying their work at Sickles’ Annual Art Show. 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. I have several blank walls in my office and would love to showcase a gorgeous landscape of our two river area. Perhaps I’ll find one among the paintings for sale.While you’re perusing the artwork, take time for lunch from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the deli. I hear Red Bank Regional students are creating their own versions of the Dagwood sandwich. Buy a sub, sandwich or wrap and support the Red Bank Regional Education Foundation. I’ve got my own version: eggplant, asparagus, melted Provolone cheese, roasted red peppers and cherry tomatoes with balsamic vinaigrette in a whole wheat wrap. I call it the Sandywich, in honor of my favorite pastime. How about it? Would my wrap make the grade?Also, don’t miss the culture connection on Red Bank’s west side:.
Zukowski is one of the keys to any LVR success.Also needing to come up big for the Bombers is point guard Jack Sturrup, Grade 11 forward Isaiah Kingdon and seniors Cail Spencer and Jesse Zak.The latter Bomber sat out most of the Kootenay Final with a leg injury.On the girl’s side of the draw Kootenay Champ J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks meet Holy Cross at 10 a.m.This is the final season both tournaments will be hosted in Kamloops.The two provincial AA events move to the Langley Events Centre in 2014. The L.V. Rogers Bombers tangle with Kelowna Christian on opening day of the B.C. High School AA Boy’s Basketball Championships Wednesday in Kamloops.The Bombers, winners of the Kootenay Zone title, meet the fourth-ranked Kelowna Christian at 1:30 p.m. in the Tournament Centre.LVR enters the tournament ranked 13th while Kelowna is fourth.”We were there last year so hopefully that helps us this year with us being nervous,” said Bomber captain Matt Zukowski after LVR knocked off Golden Eagles to capture its second straight zone title.
HARTFORD, Conn. – Insurance companies are advertising in senior citizen centers and pharmacies, using all forms of media, including 50-year-old images from “I Love Lucy,” as they begin marketing the massive new Medicare prescription drug program. Federal rules allowed insurance companies to begin marketing their products Oct. 1, and enrollment will begin Nov. 15. The politically contentious drug plan, which was signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2003, will cost nearly $400 billion over 10 years to implement. But selling the most sweeping changes in the 40-year history of Medicare to a market of nearly 30 million seniors is not expected to be easy. One in four Medicare beneficiaries has some form of cognitive impairment that will require him or her to get help from adult children or other caregivers to choose from among the various prescription plans, said Tricia Neuman, vice president of the Kaiser Family Foundation, an educational group. Seniors will have to choose from plans with numerous combinations of generic and brand drugs, each requiring different out-of-pocket costs and co-pays. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Medicare beneficiaries will be able to sign up for a stand-alone drug plan or join a health plan that offers drug coverage. Participating seniors will spend an average of $792 for prescription drugs in 2006, excluding premiums, or 37 percent less than the $1,257 cost without the benefit, according to a July 2004 report by the Congressional Budget Office. Gaps in the program pose problems for seniors who will participate. Costs will be covered up to $2,250, at which point the plan stops paying benefits until costs reach $5,100. The plan then resumes paying 95 percent of remaining costs. CVS Corp. on Monday announced partnerships with insurers Aetna Inc., Humana Inc. and the UnitedHealth Group in an effort to help seniors wade through those choices. CVS is scheduling “Medicare Tuesdays,” inviting seniors and their adult children or caregivers to speak with pharmacy staffers, said Jim Maritan, vice president for strategy and business development. The pharmacy chain, based in Woonsocket, R.I., also is putting 37 million circulars in Sunday newspapers. And CVS has scheduled 100 meetings, with 400 more to come, at senior citizen and community centers. “What’s available will be a lot of different flavors of what’s out there,” he said. A survey conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation in August found that 29 percent of seniors said they did not understand the benefit at all and 31 percent said they did not understand it “too well.” “To be fair, the educational effort is just ramping up,” Neuman said. “The debate has shifted from for and against the program to implementing it.” The program represents a major change for Medicare beneficiaries, she said. “Up to this point in time, there were far fewer decisions and actions required,” Neuman said. “This really is a fundamental change in the program and the expectations for elderly and disabled people.” The survey, which polled a representative sample of 1,205 respondents 18 and older, including 300 people 65 and older, was conducted between Aug. 4 and 8. The sampling error margin was plus or minus 3 percentage points. For those 65 and over, it was plus or minus 6 percentage points. PacifiCare Health Systems Inc. hired a Los Angeles advertising firm that used images of Vivian Vance and William Frawley, the actors who portrayed Fred and Ethel Mertz in “I Love Lucy,” to discuss the Medicare drug program. “Fred was a penny-pinching type of guy, so it seemed to fit well,” said Mike Sheldon, president of Deutsch Los Angeles, the advertising firm. The ads, which will air soon, are intended to convey an era when senior citizens didn’t have to choose between dozens of prescription drug plans, said Tyler Mason, a spokesman for PacifiCare. “It’s our hope that everyone can relate to the simpler times of the ‘I Love Lucy’ show and help people understand it’s not so complicated,” he said. Aetna will place licensed agents in CVS pharmacies to sell the product and educate seniors, said Frank McCauley, head of retiree markets at Aetna. A list of drug choices, which are not easily understood in commercial markets, “will be a challenge in the Medicare market,” he said. Aetna’s market research shows that beneficiaries want predictability of out-of-pocket expenses. “We designed it to make it simple and predictable,” McCauley said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Giants are in last place and potentially in position to start trading key players within days, but there’s plenty more left to play for.There’s also plenty more to ask about. Part I of our Giants Mailbag touched on all the burning questions readers submitted surrounding who’s coming and who’s going while this installment will focus on everything else fans want to know about.From Bruce Bochy’s farewell tour to first round draft pick Hunter Bishop’s first …
Look at this picture on National Geographic News. Looks alive, doesn’t it? It’s only a mineral. The article contains a gallery of five micrographs of minerals that form curvy crystals. They’re called biomorphs (a word simply meaning life-like shapes). “Until now scientists had thought rounded crystals, such as those found in seashells and bones, could only be made by living organisms,” the caption for picture one says. “In such a case, fossilized curves in rocks from early Earth or even other planets would seem to be sure signs of life.” The new crystals generated from carbonates by scientists in Spain, however, curve and twist like DNA and other biological forms. They bring to mind the tantalizing forms in the Martian meteorite that launched the science of Astrobiology (01/07/2005, 01/28/2005). The caption for picture five says, “by creating biomorphs such as the one above, the University of Granada’s Garcma-Ruiz and colleagues have put a serious dent in theories that rounded crystals are definitive signs of life.” Nature mentioned the work with a little more cautious language: “The work opens the way for new approaches to the synthesis of biological and biomimetic materials, and to the exclusion of false positives when looking for life-like forms in poorly characterized environments.”1. Research Highlights: “Crystal growth: getting their morph on,” Nature 457, 360 (22 January 2009) | doi:10.1038/457360a.The shapes have no more relation to life than a statue of Robert E. Lee to the actual general. It goes to show how people can see what they wish to see if not careful. This year there is an epidemic of delusional people looking into their crystal balls and seeing the prophet Darwin. Help them face reality. It just might lower your taxes.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0