* services, facilities and things todo Designed to accommodate 1.2 millionpassengers a year over a decade ago, it is poised for expansion as it nowserves 2.4 million passengers annually. * customer service * food options “I-check nila if na pa-early, delayed or cancelled ang flights nila para wala sang hassle,” said Palma. Classified as an internationalairport, the Iloilo Airport is the first airport in both Western Visayas andthe island of Panay to be built to international standards, and it is alsoconsidered to be the primary gateway into the region. It opened to commercialtraffic on June 14, 2007. CAAP issued the announcement on theshutdown early so that passengers with scheduled Dec. 14 flights could makearrangements with their airlines ahead of time. ILOILO City – Are authorities ready torespond to a terrorist attack at the Iloilo Airport in Cabatuan, Iloilo? The Iloilo Airport has one primary2,500-meter runway 45 meters wide. It can support wide-bodied aircraft such asthe Airbus A330, Airbus A340, Airbus A350 XWB, Boeing 777(with reduced payloadfor the -300 series or -200 series), Boeing 767, Boeing 757, Antonov An-124Ruslan, McDonnell Douglas MD-11and Boeing 787. For three hours on Dec. 14, from 8 a.m.to 11 a.m., the Iloilo Airport will shut down for a simulation of such anattack, specifically, bombing. It would test the skills of the responders suchas the aviation security personnel, police and military troops, and medicalteams, among others. Classified as an international airport, the Iloilo Airport is the first airport in both Western Visayas and the island of Panay to be built to international standards. Designed to accommodate 1.2 million passengers a year over a decade ago, it is poised for expansion as it now serves 2.4 million passengers annually. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN * comfort (gate seating, rest zoneavailability, etc.) Its location on the Tomas ConfesorHighway, a major highway traversing Panay Island, makes the airport accessiblefrom all parts of Iloilo and Panay by road, while its proximity to thecurrently defunct Panay Railways network could potentially link the airport tothe rest of Panay by rail. “There will be no flights, nopassengers at the terminal,” she stressed yesterday. Runway lights and an InstrumentLanding System were installed, making the airport capable of supportinglow-visibility and night landings under any weather condition. Three jet bridges protrude from thepassenger terminal above a 48,000-square-meter apron, enabling the airport tohandle up to six aircraft simultaneously. The current airport complex consistsof a single runway, various administrative and maintenance buildings,waste-sorting and water-treatment facilities, a power-generating station, acargo terminal, and a main passenger terminal. Sleeping In Airports is a travellers’guide and resource website (sleepinginairports.net). It conducts an annualsurvey asking travellers to rate airports worldwide based on their overallairport experience. * immigration / security The closure would be total, accordingto Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines’ (CAAP) Iloilo Airport actingmanager Manuela Luisa Palma, because the simulation exercise would be“full-scale.” * navigation and ease of transit As of this writing, five flights wereconfirmed to be affected by the shutdown (two for Cebu Pacific, two forPhilippine Airlines and one for Air Asia). According to Palma, this security simulation exercise is a required practiceevery other year in certified aerodromes such as the Iloilo Airport. Travellers rank their experiencesbased on the following factors: The Iloilo Airport has a13,700-square-meter main passenger terminal. It is divided into three levels:arrivals and baggage claim on the first floor, check-in on the second floor anddepartures on the third floor. The Iloilo Airport ranked 18th in the2019 Sleeping In Airports’ “Best Airports in Asia” list. Only one otherPhilippine airport made it to the list – the Mactan Cebu International Airportwhich placed 16th. * cleanliness * “sleepability”/PN
MIAMI, United States (CMC): New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium will host next year’s final of the historic Copa America Centenario, organisers have announced. Sixteen teams, comprising six from the North, Central America and Caribbean confederation (CONCACAF) and ten from South America, will do battle in the tournament. Caribbean champions Jamaica have already qualified for the tournament, while Trinidad and Tobago will contest a play-off next month against Haiti to determine their place. The tournament marks the 100-year anniversary of the prestigious Copa America, which will be staged outside South America for the first time in its history. The stadium, which boasts a capacity of 82,000, will take centre stage for the June 3-26 tournament scheduled to be played across ten venues across the United States. Games will also be played at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena; California, Levi Stadium in San Francisco; NRG Stadium in Houston, Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts; CenturyLink Field in Seattle; University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona; Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia; the Orlando Citrus Bowl; and Soldier Field in Chicago.
EAST LANSING, MI – OCTOBER 29: Head coach Jim Harbaugh Michigan Wolverines shakes hands with head coach Mark Dantonio of the Michigan State Spartans after a 32-23 Michigan win at Spartan Stadium on October 29, 2016 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)What is better than re-watching the famous final play of the 2015 Michigan-Michigan State game? Re-watching it in the form of a Michigan-Michigan State LEGO recreation.Jared Jacobs, a 38-year-old man from Idaho, unveiled a Michigan-Michigan State LEGO recreation on his Instagram account this week. Jacobs’ miniature players re-enact the last play of the 2015 game, when Spartan DB Jalen Watts-Jackson picked up a muffed snap by Michigan punter Blake O’Neill and raced to the end zone for the win.“I wanted to make it really detailed, even down to the bricks in the background,” Jacobs told the Detroit Free-Press. “It took awhile to accumulate that much LEGO.”Here is the final result, which the Free-Press estimated took 40-50 hours to produce.:Since Jacobs debuted his recreation, it has gone viral. It even made an appearance on Sportscenter.He didn’t just recreate UM-MSU either. Jacobs also unveiled a LEGO rendition of BYU’s Hail Mary against Nebraska.Jacobs’ work contains amazing attention to detail. We can’t wait to see what the 2016 college football season has in store for him.
WASHINGTON – The Federal Reserve has raised its benchmark interest rate for the second time this year and signalled that it may step up its pace of rate increases because of solid economic growth and rising inflation.The Fed now foresees four rate hikes this year, up from the three it had previously forecast.The central bank on Wednesday raised its key short-term rate by a modest quarter-point to a still-low range of 1.75 per cent to 2 per cent. The move reflects the economy’s resilience, the job market’s strength and inflation that’s finally nearing the Fed’s target level.The action means consumers and businesses will face higher loan rates over time.It was the Fed’s seventh rate increase since it began tightening credit in 2015, and it followed an increase in March this year.When the Fed last met in May, it left its short-term rate unchanged. But it noted that inflation was edging near its 2 per cent target after years of remaining undesirably low. Should inflation eventually pick up, the Fed might move to tighten credit more aggressively.A gradual rise in inflation is coinciding with newfound economic strength. After years in which the economy expanded at roughly a tepid 2 per cent annually, growth could top 3 per cent this year. Consumer and business spending is powering the economy, in part a result of the tax cut President Donald Trump pushed through Congress late last year.With employers hiring at a solid pace month after month, unemployment has reached 3.8 per cent. Not since 1969 has the jobless rate been lower.Beginning in 2008 in the midst of the financial crisis, the Fed kept its key rate unchanged at a record low near zero for seven years. It then raised rates once in 2015, once in 2016, three times in 2017 and now twice this year.The Fed aims to achieve its mandates of maximizing employment and stabilizing prices by lowering rates to spur growth during times of economic weakness and raising rates to slow growth if the economy threatens to overheat. When the Fed tightens credit, it aims to do so without derailing the economy. But if it miscalculates and overdoes the credit tightening, it can trigger a recession.The economic expansion has survived for nine years and is now the second-longest in history. It will become the longest if it lasts past June 2019, at which point it would surpass the expansion that lasted from March 1991 to March 2001.While many economists think the current expansion will exceed the 1990’s streak, some worry about what might occur once the impact of the tax cuts begin to fade and the Fed’s gradual rate hikes begin to curb growth.Diane Swonk, chief economist at Grant Thornton, has suggested that the economy could experience a “growth recession,” in which the gross domestic product slows so much that unemployment starts to rise.The Fed’s pace of rate hikes for the rest of the year could end up reflecting a tug of war between a sturdy economy and the risks to growth, including from a potential trade war that could break out between the United States and such key trading partners as China, the European Union, Canada and Mexico. All those countries have vowed to retaliate against any U.S. tariffs with their own penalties against U.S. goods.A global trade war would risk cutting into U.S. economic growth by depressing American export sales and raising inflation by making consumers and businesses pay more for imports.The Fed’s meeting this week is to be followed by policy meetings of two other major central banks — the European Central Bank on Thursday and the Bank of Japan on Friday. While Japan’s central bank isn’t expected to make any major policy shifts, anticipation is rising that the ECB may outline as early as this week plans to begin paring its bond-buying stimulus program as a prelude to ending them altogether.
DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – School District 59 has cancelled buses in Dawson Creek for the third day in a row.The extreme cold weather continues to cause the problems for the District. The good news is buses will be running on Wednesday in Chetwynd.School District 60 announced Tuesday afternoon that buses would be cancelled on Wednesday for the third day in a row. The extreme cold weather warning remains in place for the entire B.C. Peace.
And today, the Liberals are making the case young voters should stick with the governing party because of its pledges to increase Canada Student Grants, extending the interest-free grace period on student loans, and plans to improve affordability across the country.Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau didn’t make any public appearances today, but the party noted that early voting is available on some university campuses from today until Wednesday — part of an expanded program from Elections Canada.Research from Abacus Data suggests Canadians between the ages of 18 and 38 are the largest voting bloc in this election at around 37 per cent of the total electorate.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 5, 2019.The Canadian Press OTTAWA — The Liberals are ramping up their get-out-the-vote push with a message targeting younger Canadians.Young voter participation jumped by over 18 per cent in 2015, with around 57 per cent of eligible voters aged 18 to 24 casting a ballot.That level of participation among youth was credited as a significant contributing factor in the Liberals’ majority victory.
Long Island fire extinguished Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Former PM And Deputy PM Christie and Davis Deep in Water Debt Related Items:early warning systems, hurricane joaquin, Long Island, perry christie, premier rufus ewing Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 06 Oct 2015 – As The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos continue to grapple with the fact that Hurricane Joaquin appeared to have caught both nations and their people off guard; the Premier spoke to the issue in that over the phone national report Saturday.“So it really requires the responsible entities on the ground, to be able to feel that information, feel what is going on and what is being experienced and match that with what they are getting from those agencies to make judgment decisions and judgment calls on what kind of advice they will give the public. It does not necessarily mean that we have to wait on watches and warnings to be posted in the Turks and Caicos to take action on to properly advise the public on whether it is impending high seas or rough seas or whether or not there is a lot of rainfall. That is the kind of advice persons in the public will be looking for…” Premier Ewing said he had been in touch with Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie, and both leaders are now considering how to get better information on the storms and faster. “We were basically discussing the very same issue with regards to the timeliness of information from the meteorological office and the extent to which they are preparing themselves in the western Bahamas.”There has been no loss of life in nearby Bahamas according to officials and the country has seen tremendous efforts within its borders as donations are pouring in from all around the archipelago. These donations include items from water to household supplies to clothing and toiletries and even furniture. Government has lifted all landing fees at the airports of the islands impacted by the storm. Long Island is reporting that its fishing industry has been hard hit; most or nearly all fishing vessels were destroyed in Hurricane Joaquin.In many of the settlements there remains no communication.Turks and Caicos Islanders are desirous of getting involved in the giving as well; there has been no official word to Magnetic Media on that effort but we understand something is being organized. PM calls ‘sell out’ rumors a Lie
Finance Minister says Christie’s administration left millions in Collateral Calls Related Items:#bahamaseconomy, #fnmgovernment, #PeterTurnquest Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Hurricane Irma forecast to be an expensive problem Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNASSAU, The Bahamas — February 21, 2018 – The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Peter Turnquest said that present estimates indicate that the Bahamian economy recorded real growth on the order of 1.8 per cent in 2017. “This renewed buoyancy stemmed primarily from construction activity associated with on-going foreign investment projects, as well as rebuilding work in the wake of the hurricanes,” DPM Turnquest said as he presented fiscal developments during the first half of the 2017/18 fiscal year in the House of Assembly, Wednesday, February 21, 2018. The DPM said he would present a more detailed and comprehensive mid-year fiscal update to Parliament during his Contribution to the Debate on the Mid-Year Statement and related resolution.He explained that before this renewed buoyancy, during the four-year period between 2012 and 2016, the Bahamian economy actually shrank in real terms, from $10.7 billion to $10.2 billion.DPM Turnquest also noted that while the rate of unemployment did rise marginally between May and November of last year, it still stood fully 1.5 percentage points lower than a year earlier. All of the islands surveyed also posted lower rates of unemployment than had been experienced in November 2016.The DPM also noted that all of the islands surveyed posted lower rates of unemployment than had been experienced in November 2016.He said prospects for the economy in 2018 are for yet further strengthening of activity, with real growth estimated at 2.5 percent. “Conditions in the labour market are consequently also expected to improve. These developments will be underpinned by the completion of Baha Mar’s phased opening and by various foreign investment-related projects.” He said there is also expected that growth in both the tourism sector and the national economy will be favourably impacted by stronger projected growth in the U.S., The Bahamas’ major trading partner. “In its latest forecast, the International Monetary Fund has boosted its forecast for U.S. growth by 0.4 percentage points, to a level of 2.7 per cent.” He said the increase in investor and consumer confidence in the United States augers well for continued growth in tourist travel to, and investment interest in, the Islands of The Bahamas.Press Release BIS, Llonella Gilbert