Etihad deploys 787s to Perth

first_imgEtihad Airways, will operate its luxurious 299-seat Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on the Perth – Abu Dhabi route from June next year increasing capacity by 14 per cent.The state-of-the-art aircraft that features the airline’s latest award winning cabin interior will replace the Airbus A330-200. The first 787 flight from Abu Dhabi to Perth will be on 1 June and the return Perth to Abu Dhabi flight will be on 2 June.Etihad reivents travel Etihad safety and product ratingJames Hogan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways, said in a statement: “Since our first Dreamliner entered commercial service in February, we have enjoyed excellent feedback from our guests – particularly about our ground-breaking cabin interiors and service innovations which have set a new benchmark for comfort and style.“The decision to offer this same industry-leading experience on the Perth route reflects the success of the Western Australian market and our enduring commitment to serve Australia with the pride of our fleet,” said Mr Hogan.“We’re confident Western Australians will enjoy the cutting-edge design, comfort and personal space of our Dreamliners complemented by the warmth of our on-board hospitality and superior food and beverage offering.”The 787 is fitted with 28 Business Studios and 271 Economy Smart Seats.With a further 66 Boeing 787s due to be delivered over the next few years, the aircraft will become the mainstay of Etihad Airways’ long-haul fleet.last_img read more

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More funding for infrastructure projects

first_img24 October 2013 South Africa is to channel additional public funding into a number of priority infrastructure projects in the transport, communications and energy sectors, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan told Parliament on Wednesday. Presenting his medium term budget policy statement in Cape Town, Gordhan said that billions of rands would be spent on the country’s digital broadcast migration project, rolling out new train coaches, and refurbishing research facilities for nuclear research. As expected, Gordhan allocated additional funding to support the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s procurement of new rolling stock. The agency plans to purchase more than 300 six-car trains over the next decade, with initial deliveries expected in 2015/16. More investment was expected in other areas of transport, Gordhan said. “Under the oversight of the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission, the rate of public investment will gather further momentum next year and beyond, supporting social delivery, industrialisation and skills development. “Projects that will get under way soon include a new dam in the Eastern Cape, rehabilitation of the main roadway between the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal, and a new coal-fired power station.” The Department of Transport, meanwhile, is reviewing the impact of the country’s taxi recapitalisation programme, and Gordhan said that a portion of the programme’s funding would be delayed until the end of the spending period. The government has prioritised South Africa’s delayed migration from analogue to digital TV signals to improve broadcast quality and accessibility in rural areas while bringing the country in line with international standards. Gordhan said that money would be made available to roll out set-top boxes – for converting digital to analogue signals for older TV sets – to more than 5-million low-income households in preparation for the switch to digital television in 2015. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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AWCC: Bohai Bank of China keeps Rebisco PSL-Manila winless

first_imgBREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Jaja Santiago scored eight, while Jovelyn Gonzaga added six for Rebisco which tried to take on the Chinese head-on power for power, something that backfired against the club that is only getting used to playing together.But Tianjin, led by the furious attacks of Yu JunWei who made 18, even had better defense, deflecting seven, while Rebisco could only make one block throughout.The Chinese club also had nine services aces to strike fear among Filipino receivers. Yao Di tossed 41 excellent sets as three other Chinese came up with double-digit performances.ADVERTISEMENT Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Lee retains ONE Atomweight belt; Eustaquio wins by split decision View comments LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Gamescenter_img Tianjin, a 10-time club champion in the Chinese League which fell to Hisamitsu Springs, overpowered Rebisco, 25-8, 25-10, 25-9, to bolster its title bid in the Boris Alexandrov Sports Palace here.Rebisco, whose core forms the newly built national team, will take on another powerhouse team in Supreme of Thailand on Monday at the start of the Classification phase.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“I believe in this team. I know that we have what it takes to win. But we need to learn more especially in playing in international level,” said national team head coach Francis Vicente.Tianjin went all out for the match, using only its first six to ensure it comes out with full potency, unleashing 44 attacks against only 19 from Rebisco. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast CONTRIBUTED PHOTOUST-KAMENOGORSK, Kazakhstan — Rebisco PSL-Manila absorbed its third straight defeat, this time at the hands of Tianjin Bohai Bank of China, relegating the Filipinos Saturday to fifth to eighth places in the Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championships here.Despite the hours spent Friday night training specifically in shielding the Chinese missiles, the Filipinos found themselves in the firing line of a Tianjin side determined to pile up points and move up to the next round.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds MOST READlast_img read more

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Florida’s Governor Is Sending Personal Letters To Football Recruits Who Stay Home, Play For Gators

first_imgA Florida Gators player running on the field with a Florida Gators flag.LEXINGTON, KY – SEPTEMBER 23: Chauncey Gardner Jr #23 of the Florida Gators celebrates after the 28-27 win over the Kentucky Wildcats at Kroger Field on September 23, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)Yesterday, 5-star Florida defensive end signee CeCe Jefferson shared that he had received a letter from Florida Governor Rick Scott congratulating him for staying in-state for college. It appears Scott is sending these letters to other UF signees from the Sunshine State. Here is a photo of the letter that was sent to Pasco High School defensive lineman Andrew Ivie, courtesy of his coach Tom McHugh. To Andrew Ivie pic.twitter.com/gWzqsyPNzw— Tom McHugh (@tmac114) April 1, 2015This is interesting, because it appears Scott is making a concerted effort to thank recruits for playing in-state. Wonder how FSU fans feel about this, unless he is sending them to Seminole signees as well.last_img read more

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For Sarah Miller Ohio State gymnastics is home

Ohio State gymnast Sarah Miller was named the Big Ten Events Specialist last week after being named Big Ten co-event specialist the previous week, continuing her soar on the scoreboards, but everything has not always been so easy for the talented athlete. After losing her mother at the age of 3, her grandparents at ages 13 and 14 and a coach as well, Miller managed to stay on track with gymnastics. Miller credits her successes and her tenacity to her late mother, who did mommy-and-me gymnastics classes when Miller was 2. “I think the main reason I stuck with gymnastics is because my mom got me into it and just kind of trying to make her proud in what she started me in,” Miller said. The junior Collegeville, Pa., native has found a safe haven in gymnastics. Every aspect of the sport has become a sense of comfort for Miller. “I know that if I didn’t have gym, I don’t know what I would do. It’s my home. It’s my stress reliever,” Miller said. “This is my family and these are my girls.” Melanie Shaffer, junior all-around gymnast and an acquaintance from Miller’s childhood turned friend, teammate and roommate, also provided a sense of comfort for Miller. “We became really close friends when we first got to Ohio State, but we met a little bit throughout club gymnastics because we are both from Pennsylvania,” Shaffer said. Although several of Miller’s teammates see her as the funny girl on the team, her coach said that Miller has a guard up. “She’s not super easy to get to know right away,” said Carey Fagan, OSU women’s gymnastics coach. “I think it takes a while for her to trust people and to let people into her inner circle because she’s lost a lot of people over time, and I think that has impacted her, and she takes her time getting to know people.” Fagan has also noticed that Miller has the tendency to be rather tough on herself. “She’s a perfectionist,” Fagan said. “She likes to go until she gets it right and I think that mentality over the years has taken a toll on her body.” Titled the Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2011, she began to experience the pressures of a collegiate athlete. “Winning Big Ten Freshman of the Year, she has sort of emerged as the star of our team and she thrives (on) that,” Fagan said. “She loves being in that anchor spot in her events and she competes remarkably under pressure.” The expected dream of a collegiate gymnast is usually to make it to the Olympics, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth for Miller. “There’s always that (Olympic) dream when you’re a little kid, but after I started to come to realize, it’s not really what I want,” Miller said. “My dream is to be a collegiate coach.” OSU women’s gymnastics is set to next take on Michigan Friday at 7 p.m. at St. John Arena. read more

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Arnautovic believes he let Bilic down

first_imgHis former West Ham United manager was sacked after a bad run in the English Premier League and the Austrian feels responsible for itSlaven Bilic spent only two years with West Ham United.The coach was sacked last November after defeats piled up for his team.And for Austrian footballer Marko Arnautovic, he and his teammates should have done more to help their manager.“People were hammering me,” Arnautovic told reporters was quoted by Four Four Two.“They said I didn’t track back. I watched the video and I tracked back.”“I was always with my full-back. People expected more because I came here for a lot of money. I needed to do some special things,” he added.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“It would be harsh to say he [Bilic] was sacked because of me. Maybe there were a couple of occasions when I let him down.”“I have a lot of respect for Slaven. I love him as a human being and as a coach. I let him down a little bit and I think he thought that as well,” Arnautovic continued.“When he saw me playing as a striker and scoring goals, it wasn’t easy for him.”When your striker sprints 50 yards to make sure the ball goes out of play and stop the opposition from breaking… ? pic.twitter.com/v0JG6Fv3YR— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) September 19, 2018last_img read more

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Vinicius and Ramos save Real Madrid vs Valladolid

first_imgWith a deviated goal by Vinicius in the final minutes of the match, Real Madrid was saved from another boring result against Valladolid at the Bernabeu.We can’t deny that Real Madrid is currently going through its darkest moment since Zinedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo left, but newcomer Santiago Solari has at least understood how important Vinicius is to this club.Florentino Perez is many things, but the man is not stupid and he has recently proved that he doesn’t pay €45 million for any player as he did for the young Brazilian.This Saturday’s performance from Real Madrid before the 73rd minute, proved that Los Blancos were in urgent need of a player who helped his teammates wake up and the Flamengo product is just that.It took him only a couple of minutes to make the Bernabeu applaud him and it took him 10 to get the first goal of the match, even if the credit didn’t go to him after the goal was scored.Los Blancos didn’t have a proper player who could occupy the left wing when Ronaldo left, but Vinicius proved that he was born to play on that side of the pitch and he was able to accelerate the pace of all his teammates with his creativity and hunger for success.Vinicius y 10 más. #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/ylvzBKlk2G— Real Madrid (@realmadridnote) November 3, 2018The fans at the Santiago Bernabeu ended up booing the players after a first half with no goals and very little emotions, Santiago Solari was able to study the weak points that this squad has during that time.Midfielders Luka Modric and Toni Kroos will mostly remain static if they don’t have players up front who are constantly moving and looking for a space to create football, but the biggest flop today was Casemiro as he looked extremely tired during the minutes he played and Solari was quick to notice this.Isco Alarcon came in during the second half to replace the Brazilian, the Spaniard was instantly positive for the game as he was fresh and had new ideas to help the squad.But the Spanish giants were still lacking that acceleration up front that Vinicius had, but Santiago Solari wanted to seem like he was going to take the player’s upbringing very carefully and he wouldn’t expose him too much because he still fears that the Santiago Bernabeu could intimidate him.But this player is very confident, he was eager to come in and prove that he is worthy to play for Real Madrid and also prove Julen Lopetegui wrong.David Villa, FC BarcelonaTop 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.🏁 FT: @RealMadrid 2-0 @realvalladolid (Kiko Olivas (og) 83′, @SergioRamos 88′ (p)).#Emirates | #RMLiga pic.twitter.com/KKsvc6gWk4— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) November 3, 2018The goal in question came from a pass that Vinicius made which could’ve also been confused with a low shot, the attempt hit defender Olivas and completely distracted Valladolid’s goalkeeper.It really didn’t matter who had scored the goal, Vinicius celebrated it as if it was his own and the whole Santiago Bernabeu crowd cheered his triumphant presentation in this mythical stadium.After the first goal, all the Real Madrid players seemed to have lifted a giant weight from their shoulders and pretty much all of them started played considerably better.A few minutes before the end of the match, even Karim Benzema showed a different attitude and got fouled inside the box to give Real Madrid a penalty.Skipper Sergio Ramos delivered from the spot with a cold-blooded Panenka shot and sealed Los Blancos’ final 2-0 victory that could have never happened if Vinicius hadn’t played the few minutes he did today.It’s clear that he is the one who should start the matches and not Gareth Bale, who proved today that he is no longer a good option for Real Madrid as he wasn’t able to produce a single dangerous moment for his squad during the 70 minutes he played.⏱ | 0-0 | The second half has started at the Bernabéu! Let’s do this lads!🖥 https://t.co/FhfQuxSkR2📱 https://t.co/aUcxSG6zip #RMLiga | #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/pffielIIX9— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) November 3, 2018How would you qualify Vinicius’ impact in Real Madrid during the few minutes he played against Real Valladolid? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.last_img read more

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Cards Fall 40 to Florida Atlantic in First Round of ITA KickOff

first_imgNext Match: vs. William & Mary 1/27/2019 | 9:00 a.m. Preview Florida Atlantic 4, Louisville Men’s Tennis 0Jan 26, 2019 at Gainesville, FL(Linder Stadium at Alfred A. Ring)Singles1. Jason Legall (FAU) def. Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff (LOU) 6-3, 4-6, 6-12. Kirac Bekisoglu (FAU) def. Brandon Lancaster (LOU) 7-5, 6-23. Fabien Salle (LOU) vs. Gabriel Sidney (FAU) 7-5, 5-6, unfinished4. Sergio Ramirez (LOU) vs. Mehdi Laalej (FAU) 7-5, 0-6, 2-3, unfinished5. Federico Gomez (LOU) vs. Ignacio Garcia (FAU) 6-3, 4-6, 3-2, unfinished6. A. Fernandez Horta (FAU) def. David Mizrahi (LOU) 6-2, 6-1Doubles1. Jason Legall/Ignacio Garcia (FAU) def. Fabien Salle/Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff (LOU) 6-42. Brandon Lancaster/Alex Wesbrooks (LOU) def. Gabriel Sidney/Mehdi Laalej (FAU) 6-33. Kirac Bekisoglu/Thomas Guy (FAU) def. Federico Gomez/Sergio Ramirez (LOU) 6-2 Print Friendly Version “FAU played extremely well and competed hard,” said UofL head coach Rex Ecarma. “The doubles point was key. We lost No. 3 then won No. 2 and we were up most of the match at No. 1, but they came back and took it. Fabien and Fede were up in their singles matches when FAU clinched. Our freshmen will continue to get experience and our seniors will get healthier. We play a good William & Mary team tomorrow who pushed host Florida on the other set of courts.” In singles action, FAU picked up straight set wins at Nos. 2 and 6 to push the score to 3-0. At the No. 1 spot, Morin-Kougoucheff bounced back from a 6-3 first-set loss to Jason Legall to register a 6-4 win in the second. Legall took the third set 6-1 to end the match. The Owls (4-3) took a highly competitive doubles point to start the match. Louisville senior Federico Gomez and freshman Sergio Ramirez fell 6-2 to Kirac Bekisoglu and Thomas Guy at No. 3. Senior Brandon Lancaster teamed with freshman Alex Wesbrooks evened the tally with a 6-3 win over FAU’s Gabriel Sidney and Mehdi Laalej at the two-spot. The first point of the match was decided on court one where Jason Legall and Ignacio Garcia topped senior Christopher Morin-Kougoucheff and Fabien Salle 6-4.center_img Matchup History Full Schedule Roster Louisville (3-2) will face William & Mary in the ITA Kick-Off consolation match The University of Louisville men’s tennis team fell 4-0 to Florida Atlantic in the first round of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Kick-Off Weekend Saturday afternoon at Florida’s Linder Stadium.last_img read more

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