Vintage planes to recreate historic flight

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSunday, May 13th, the U.S. Airmail Service celebrated its 100 year anniversary.Dave Scott was live at Gillespie Field and the Allen Airways Flying Museum to get the details.To honor the occasion and raise awareness, three vintage biplanes will retrace the pioneering West Coast airmail route, Contract Air Mail 8 (CAM), from San Diego to Seattle, May 13-18, 2018. Vintage planes to recreate historic flight Posted: May 13, 2018 Dave Scott, Dave Scott May 13, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Fire rips through occupied Ramonaarea home

first_img Posted: November 12, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News, Wildfires Fire rips through occupied Ramona-area home November 12, 2018 Updated: 4:06 PM KUSI Newsroom RAMONA (KUSI) – A resident escaped injury when a back-country home near Mount Woodson caught fire Monday, officials said.The blaze erupted shortly after 1 p.m. in the 16000 block of Salida del Sol in Ramona. It took firefighters about 40 minutes to subdue the flames, according to Cal Fire.The one resident who was in the house at the time was able to get out safely, said Jon Heggie, a fire captain with the state agency.Though the blaze broke out during a period of heightened weather- related wildfire danger, ground crews and personnel aboard firefighting aircraft were able to keep the flames from spreading to nearby vegetation, Heggie said.No injuries were reported.The cause of the fire was under investigation.This is a developing story, please check back for more updates. KUSI Newsroom, FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Facebook removes 687 pages linked to Congress ahead of Lok Sabha elections

first_imgFacebook said its investigation found that individuals used fake accounts and joined various groups to disseminate their content and increase engagement.ReutersFacebook Inc said on Monday it was removing 687 pages and accounts linked to India’s main opposition Congress party, just days before voting begins in a general election, because of “coordinated inauthentic behaviour” on the social media platform.The announcement marks a rare action from Facebook against a prominent political party in a country where it has more than 300 million users, the highest in the world.Facebook said its investigation found that individuals used fake accounts and joined various groups to disseminate their content and increase engagement. Their posts included local news and criticism of political opponents such as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Facebook said.”While the people behind this activity attempted to conceal their identities, our review found that it was connected to individuals associated with an INC (Indian National Congress) IT Cell,” Nathaniel Gleicher, Head of Cybersecurity Policy at Facebook, said in a statement.Gleicher added that Facebook was removing accounts based on their behaviour, not the content they posted.India’s staggered election, scheduled to begin on April 11, will end on May 19.Two of the samples shared by Facebook were of posts that criticized Modi’s initiatives and called for supporting the Congress party and its president, Rahul Gandhi.The social media giant also said it was removing 103 pages, groups and accounts, also for inauthentic behaviour, as part of a network which originated in Pakistan and was linked to employees of the Inter-Service Public Relations department of the Pakistani military.Facebook has faced increasing pressure from authorities around the world, including the Indian government, to ensure its platform is not abused for political gains or to spread misinformation, especially ahead of elections.Facebook has toughened up its rules governing political advertisements in India and many other countries to increase transparency.Last week, Facebook removed a social media network in the Philippines and took the unusual step of linking it to a businessman who said he had managed the president’s online election campaign in 2016. It has taken similar actions recently against accounts in Russia and Iran.Separately, Facebook said it had also removed another 227 pages and 94 accounts in India for violating its policies against spam and misrepresentation.last_img read more

Attention techies these 15 companies are barred from applying for H1B visas

first_imgWorkers are pictured beneath clocks displaying time zones in various parts of the world at an outsourcing centre in Bangalore February 29, 2012 (representational image).Reuters fileIn a move that will affect techies looking to work in the US, the United States Department of Labor has disqualified 15 companies from applying for the H-1B Visa Program.The authority has released a list of 15 employers who cannot apply for H-1B visas effective from February 1, 2018. The Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor said that some of the debarred companies are “willful violator employers”.The Department of Labor will conduct random investigations for a period of up to five years from the date when the company is decided as willful violator by the Wage and Hour Division, the website said.Also read: Skill, job, and English: You need only three things to make it to USHere’s a look at 15 companies that have been disqualified from applying for H1-B visas by the US government. List of companies disqualified from applying for H-1B Visa List of companies disqualified from applying for H-1B VisaThe H-1B visa program allows companies to hire highly skilled foreign professionals to work in the US in areas that need technical expertise. Indian nationals are a major beneficiary of the H-1B program.However, with Trump’s “Buy American, Hire American” move, applying for H-1B visas has become a tough job for foreign workers and immigrants. The “America First” promise by the US President has also affected Indian techies who have dreams of living in America.There were reports that the Trump administration was considering tightening H-1B visa rules. However, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on January 9, 2018, announced that the US government was not considering any proposal that would force H-1B visa holders to leave the country.In the US Congress, a new policy is tabled to protect American workers from discrimination and replacement by foreign labor. The new policy seeks to put limits on the number of people who receive green cards to live and work in the US.last_img read more

Hong Kong Airlines will make North American debut in 2017 with daily

first_img Share RICHMOND, BC — Hong Kong Airlines has announced its North American debut with the launch of new nonstop daily service between Hong Kong and Vancouver next summer.Kicking off on June 30, 2017, the year-round service between Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) will initially be operated using an Airbus 330-200 with 283 seats. The airline operates one of the youngest fleets in the world, with an average aircraft age of just 4.1 years.“Hong Kong Airlines is a well-known, family-friendly airline based in a world class city, and we are thrilled to be able to offer the public even more options to travel between Vancouver and Hong Kong,” said Craig Richmond, President and CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority. “Every new airline that chooses to fly to YVR means more jobs for the local economy and creates new opportunities for British Columbians.”The new daily service will generate approximate 431 jobs in British Columbia, both at the airport and in the tourism industry.More news:  Canada raises travel warning amid escalating protests in Hong KongHong Kong Airlines is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a new campaign titled ‘Flying Beyond’. In addition to the new Vancouver service, the airline will mark the arrival of its first A350 aircraft in August 2017 as part of its ongoing fleet expansion. It will also debut its new VIP lounge at HKG in the first quarter of 2017, which will offer upgraded premium services to more passengers. Travelweek Group Posted by Hong Kong Airlines will make North American debut in 2017 with daily YVR servicecenter_img Tuesday, November 29, 2016 Tags: Hong Kong, Hong Kong Airlines, North America, Vancouver, Vancouver International Airport, YVR << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more