GCAA to get new headquarters this year

first_imgThe Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) is moving towards delivering its work plans and programmes in a more established and standardised manner, in 2018.At the Public Infrastructure Ministry’s year-end press conference last week, GCAA Director General, Lieutenant Colonel (ret’d) Egbert Field highlighted several projections that have been outlined by the agency to be accomplished in the new year.Field reported that the construction of the GCAA headquarters, which would beGCAA Director General, Lieutenant Colonel (ret’d) Egbert Fieldlocated at Providence, East Coast Demerara (ECD), would commence in 2018.  The Director General disclosed that land has already been acquired to house the headquarters. The new building is expected to maximise efficiency and the day-to-day operations of the agency.Secondly, Field stated that Guyana was expected to host the third International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) African States and Diaspora meeting, which would focus on promoting tourism and air linkages between African countries and the Diaspora, especially in the Caribbean States.Further, the GCAA hopes to meet an 85 per cent compliance target on ICAO standards. In 2017, a number of successes were recorded in the local aviation sector, including improvements to the air navigation services, aviation security, aviation safety and regulations, and air transport management.Additionally, the agency, in keeping with the Government’s green agenda, is moving to store files and other critical documents and information electronically. At least 33 per cent of the agency’s work is expected to be electronically stored in a digital collection. Meanwhile, 20 new Air Traffic Controllers will be added to the profession this year while capacity-building exercises for staff will continue.last_img read more

How NASA scientists paid homage to 49ers’ receivers after successful landing of Mars craft

first_imgAnd, as of Monday, out of this world — thanks to some choreographed … The touchdown celebration dates back to 1965, when New York Giants receiver Homer Jones caught an 89-yard touchdown pass on the first play of a game and punctuated the deed by spiking the football in the end zone.That’s according to a 2009 Bleacher Report story, and I think we should stick with it.Since then the TD two-step has become one of the foremost examples of cultural and artistic expression in the world.last_img

Weekly Poll: Is a 3D Phone in Your Future?

first_imgThe Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#mobile#Poll sarah perez But while 3D may be gimmicky, it can be fun, too – especially for gamers. Plus, lets not forget the bragging rights it entitles you to: “Oh your phone runs apps? Well mine runs 3D apps!” That has to count for something, right?So what do you think, 3D or no 3D? Would you buy a 3D smartphone to get access to this new futuristic feature? Let us know in this week’s ReadWriteMobile poll.center_img What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Apple may be considering adding a 3D photo capabilities to a future iPhone, according to this recently uncovered patent application. Of course, Apple patents many things, so you can’t take this as confirmation of a forthcoming iPhone feature. That said, there are some 3D-enabled smartphones arriving on the market ahead of any potential dual-camera equipped iPhone. Most notably, the HTC EVO 3D on Sprint and the LG Optimus 3D, now known as the AT&T Thrill 4G.But for all the sizzle that a 3D smartphone can deliver, is this something consumers actually want? Do you want one?These early 3D phones are impressive, considering how few years have passed between the flip-to-open clamshell devices and the dual-core, 1+ GHz, high-res, app-running modern marvels we have today. But experience-wise, 3D still has a way to go before it’s an ideal interaction on a small screen.Viewing angles are narrow – you have to hold the phone just right in order to enjoy the 3D effects – so forget crowding around the smartphone to share a 3D video with friends. It’s a one-person show for now. There’s also a general lack of commercial content in 3D, although that may change in time. And then there are the headaches. Image credits: HTC; PCMaglast_img read more

Zen and the Art of Grading

first_imgGreen builders have an uneasy relationship with chainsaws and bulldozers. To some environmentalists, these noisy inventions conjure up images of ecosystem destruction and irresponsible land development.However, just like a hammer or a level, a bulldozer is just a tool. It can be used for good or ill.Bulldozers are extremely handy when you need to change the grade of a site. Grading matters, and novice builders who ignore grading will eventually be forced to pay attention to the topic.How do hippies build a house? They look for a natural clearing in the woods, they put a few piers in the ground, and they build a house on top of the piers. (Although this sounds like a caricature of the hippie approach, it’s fairly true-to-life. I should point out that as an ex-hippie, I’m allowed to make hippie jokes.)It doesn’t take long to realize the many disadvantages of leaving a natural grade around a building:Although I have had plenty of experience hiring equipment operators and directing the work of backhoes and bulldozers, my own experiences with grading have humble roots. I have spent many years grading with a shovel, rake, and wheelbarrow. Using these simple tools, I have changed a steeply sloping hillside behind my house into a flat yard that is big enough for my sons and me to practice passing a football.The shovel-rake-wheelbarrow triad limits how far one can go to obtain material to use for fill. It’s possible to make a back yard with the cut-and-fill method, but whenever you strip topsoil from one location, you have to be careful that you don’t bury the topsoil too deeply. The opposite problem — filling a depression in your lawn with subsoil — should also be avoided, although most types of subsoil… Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. Start Free Trial Already a member? Log incenter_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberslast_img read more

Asian Cup: Stephan Schrock scores historic goal but PH Azkals bow out

first_imgTS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Photo from AFC CupDUBAI – A promising campaign ended in heartbreak for the Philippines as the Azkals suffered a 3-1 defeat to Kyrgyzstan last Wednesday night that ended their hopes of reaching the next round of the AFC Asian Cup at Rashid Stadium here.Stephan Schrock scored a historic first goal for the country in the competition second half but it turned out to be a late consolation for the Azkals whose campaign started on a positive note with a fighting performance in the 0-1 defeat to South Korea.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH PLAY LIST 01:46US defense chief agrees it’s time to take another look at defense pact with PH02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Vitalij Lux’s hattrick ensured maximum points for Kyrgyzstan which is in a strong position to reach the next round.The Azkals entered the match brimming with confidence especially after a win would have given them an opportunity to advance.But Kyrgyzstan put the Azkals under pressure right from the start with Michael Falkesgaard needing to come up with a couple of big saves early before Vitalij struck to open the scoring in the 23rd minute.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsVitalij rifled home another quality finish six minutes into the second half, before grabbing his hattrick by firing into an empty net.Schrock’s free kick gave the Filipino gallery something to cheer about in the 81st minute and another chance for the Azkals to trim the deficit went begging moments later when Patrick Reichelt lashed his effort wide. Report: Turkey seeks warrant for Knicks’ Enes Kanter SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion View commentslast_img read more

Leeds United defender Jansson heaps praise on Hernandez

first_imgLeeds United defender Pontus Jansson has heaped praises on Pablo Hernandez following the team’s victory over Queens Park Rangers.Marcelo Bielsa’s men picked up a 2-1 win over QPR in the Sky Bet Championship yesterday courtesy of a brace from Kemar Roofe, earning three more points in the quest for promotion as the win takes Leeds up to second in the table.Jansson took to his official Twitter account to lavish praise on his Hernandez for his performance.My man, best player i ever played with and it’s a true honour to have you in my team! On to the next one now! See you Saturday! 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/idHsPxYFN0— Pontus Jansson (@PJansson5) December 8, 2018Solskjaer reveals he plans to build his team around Pogba Manuel R. Medina – July 17, 2019 The Manchester United manager wants to end the speculation that the Frenchman is leaving the Red Devils.The former Valencia winger was in impressive form and played an important role in Leeds’ win yesterday.Jansson mentioned in his tweet that Hernandez is the best player he has ever played with and it was a privilege for him to be on the same team as the Spaniard.His tweet read: “My man, best player I ever played with and it’s a true honour to have you in my team! On to the next one now! See you on Saturday!”Hernandez has enjoyed a good time with Leeds United ever since signing for the club and he will be delighted with the praises from his teammates.The winger will be important to Leed’s promotion bid this season and manager Marcelo Bielsa will be hoping that he can continue in this rich vein of form in the coming weeks as well.last_img read more

Flying silent seeing more unmanned Silent Falcon makes debut

first_img More information: www.auvsi.org/news/www.silentfalconuas.com/News.html (Phys.org) — Silent Falcon UAS Technologies of Albuquerque, New Mexico earlier this week took the wraps off the solar-powered Silent Falcon. The Silent Falcon is designed to be a man-portable small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) for long-duration surveillance and reconnaissance. It is light enough to be carried and hand launched, while rocket launching is an option. It has a top speed of 112 km/h. and an operational flying altitude from 100 feet (30.5 m) to 20,000 feet (6096 m) and a range of 25 km (15.5 mi). Lt. Gen. Mary Legere of the U.S. Army said UAS would continue to be essential enablers for the Army but their capabilities and operability must evolve. Legere said she would like to see multi-intelligence payloads for UAS and plug and play, “iPad easy” controls for soldiers who use the systems. The system was built in collaboration with Bye Aerospace, which provided research and engineering support. Shown at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) conference in Las Vegas, one of the promotional talking points was its ability to provide superior imagery and data at higher altitudes of lengthy flight endurance missions. The Silent Falcon carries an electro-optical imaging system called FalconVision with night vision capability, a laser pointer, an onboard HD video processor, all inertially stabilized. The system can identify and track targets and perform geo-location and geo-tracking operations. Another feature is that the Silent Falcon is modular. Three interchangeable wing configurations are provided so that the Silent Falcon can adapt to mission endurance requirements. The company’s products target several markets — defense, domestic public safety, and private security contractors. Commercial production on the Silent Falcon starts next year.At the conference in Vegas, Vice Adm. William R. Burke, deputy chief of Naval Operations Warfare Systems for the U.S. Navy, told his audience how the Navy was changing the way it thinks about unmanned systems capabilities. Now, he says, the Navy works to evolve with the speed of technology, instead of with a traditional seven- to 15-year platform timeline. The company’s motto for this solar electric model, “Flies Silent, Flies Longer and Sees More,” is an accurate explanation of why the Silent Falcon is an attractive newcomer. The Silent Falcon’s power comes from thin film photovoltaic panels built into the wings with lithium polymer batteries for storage. Falcon has an endurance of up to 14 hours in the sky, whereas it can fly up to six hours running on battery power at night. The Silent Falcon system, built of lightweight carbon composites, is also billed as very quiet with low thermal signature to reduce detection. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Falcon Heavy Rocket gets unveiled by SpaceX (Update) © 2012 Phys.org Citation: Flying silent, seeing more, unmanned Silent Falcon makes debut (2012, August 13) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-08-silent-unmanned-falcon-debut.html Explore furtherlast_img read more