EgyptAir gets 33 new Boeing planes

first_imgThe new additions to the fleet are a range of carriers including: six wide-format aircraft, 15 medium-range aircraft, and 12 small aircraft. Image courtesy: Independent The new additions to the fleet are a range of carriers including: six wide-format aircraft, 15 medium-range aircraft, and 12 small aircraft. Image courtesy: IndependentEgyptAir is set to receive 33 brand-new planes after Boeing International bid an offer to win a new aircraft supply tender set up by the Egyptian company.The new additions to the fleet are a range of carriers including: six wide-format aircraft, 15 medium-range aircraft, and 12 small aircraft.Bernard Dunn, president of Boeing for the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey, stated that the company presented a competitive offer to EgyptAir to win the new aircraft deal.Dunn refused to disclose any details regarding Boeing’s offer, stating that such information cannot be revealed in the presence of other competitive offers from different international companies.He told Daily News Egypt that EgyptAir is one of Boeing’s oldest customers and that the two parties have a strong relationship.EgyptAir relies on medium-range aircraft, which is suitable for its network in the Middle East and Gulf countries, in addition to the internal network, Dunn said.He noted that the Gulf airway companies—the largest companies in the world—depend on linking the eastern and western countries, unlike Egypt, which has a large number of aircraft specialised in internal transport.Dunn further stated that the first order made by the Egyptian airline was in 1966, whereBoeing delivered three 707 model aircrafts in 1968. Since then, Egypt ordered 57 aircrafts, 53 of which were delivered to EgyptAir.The EgyptAir fleet currently comprises of a diverse group of single-lane and dual-lane aircraft, including nine 777 model planes and 23 737 model planes. EgyptAir is expected to own a fleet of 29 B737-800NG planes by the end of 2017.last_img read more

Brazil not settling for draw

first_imgPARIS (AP): A draw is all it would take for Brazil to advance in the FIFA Women’s World Cup.Brazilian star Marta has zero desire to play 90 minutes, aiming only to draw with Italy in the Group C match today at Stade du Hainaut in Valenciennes.“To play for a draw? I don’t like to enter a match thinking about that,” she said.Marta missed Brazil’s opening match against Jamaica because of a left-thigh injury, but the forward returned for a 3-2 loss to Australia. Marta scored a record 16th career tournament goal against Australia and became the first player to score in five Women’s World Cups.But Marta wants Selecao to advance to the round of 16, and coach Vadão agreed that a draw with Italy wasn’t part of the plan.“We always need to play; 90 minutes is an eternity to think about a draw right away,” he said. “But we also need to be smart, obviously, knowing that a draw is in the tournament regulations.”Brazil said yesterday that midfielder Formiga will not play, and Marta said overcoming the loss of her long-time teammate will be a challenge against Italy.“Formiga is an irreplaceable player. She is just different, from another planet, and the numbers won’t hide it,” Marta said. “But on the other hand, there comes an opportunity for younger players who can and want to show up their skills.”Marta, meanwhile, could be limited in playing time. She said she was healthy and wanted to help Brazil.“We won’t do anything crazy,” said Vadão. “We will talk at half-time to understand how she is feeling.”Italy are 2-0 and already through to the round of 16 after victories over Australia and Jamaica. Cristiana Girelli scored a hat-trick and Aurora Galli had two goals in the 5-0 rout of Jamaica that advanced Italy.The Italians need just one point against Brazil to win the group, but that could be secondary to freshening legs through roster rotations.last_img read more

O.J. Howard named Allstate AFCA Good Works Team nominee

first_imgO.J. Howard visits veterans at the Tuscaloosa VA Hospital in June.O.J. Howard visits veterans at the Tuscaloosa VA Hospital in June.TUSCALOOSA – Junior tight end O.J. Howard was nominated for the 2015 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. The award is one of the most esteemed off the field honors in college football and recognized an all-time high 197 nominees for the 2015 season.During his time at Alabama, Howard has done a wide range of community service activities both locally and across the state and region. The junior has spent extensive time working with children as well as the elderly in his two years as a member of the Crimson Tide football team.He regularly visits Children’s Hospital in Birmingham, and spent time at Children’s of New Orleans on the team’s two bowl trips in the past two seasons. While at home in Prattville, Howard has worked closely with the Field of Dreams organization, helping to build baseball and softball fields for special needs children. He has also developed a relationship with several of those players, making in-home visits to lift their spirits when he returns home each year.Howard has spent time with children at Davis Emerson Middle School and Verner Elementary, and has served as a mentor at the Rock Quarry Middle School. On campus in Tuscaloosa, he has taken part in the athletics department’s annual Halloween Extravaganza and Read Bama Read initiatives, while speaking at Crossing Points.Other volunteer activities for the tight end have included visiting patients at the Glen Haven retirement home and spending time regularly with veterans at the Tuscaloosa VA hospital.The final roster of 22 award recipients will be unveiled in September. From the nominees submitted by sports information directors across the nation on behalf of their schools, a special voting panel consisting of former Allstate AFCA Good Works Team members and prominent college football media members will select the 2015 Good Works Team.Since its inception in 1992, the award highlights the “good” taking place off the football field. The select group of student-athletes nominated for this award by their respective colleges and universities are able to balance academics and athletics, while remaining committed to helping others and bettering their communities. Baudeigne, Rudolfova, Diaz recognized by ITA SKILLMAN, N.J. – Alice Baudeigne added to her postseason accolades at AUM, as she was named to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Singles All-America team along with earning Freshman of the Year Honors. Joining Baudeigne as ITA selections were rising juniors Anna Rudolfova and Paula Diaz as the duo was selected to the Doubles All-America team.Baudeigne, a native of Montels, France, went 20-3 singles and 23-5 in doubles for the Warhawks during the 2015 season. She is currently the No. 4 ranked player nationally in the ITA National NAIA Singles Rankings and is No. 8 in doubles. Last fall, Baudeigne reached the semifinals of the USTA/ITA NAIA South Regional Singles Tournament and won the doubles title, going on to compete in the Small College Nationals in Sumter, South Carolina. Baudeigne earned Southern States Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year and Player of the Year honors this year, and also finished on the SSAC First Team and All-Rookie teams.Diaz, in her second season with AUM, was named to the ITA Doubles All-America team last season. Originally from Barquisimeto, Venezuela, she earned the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) Freshman of the Year in 2014. Partnered with Anna Rudolfova, the duo finished up the last seven matches in 2015 with a 6-1 record, including victories over No. 6 Lindsey Wilson, No. 7 Lewis-Clark State and No. 17 Cumberland.Also in second season with the Warhawks, Rudolfova was named to the ITA Doubles All-America team in 2014. Rudolfova, from Prague, Czech Republic, made strong contributions from both singles and doubles match play, ending last season with an 18-4 and 15-8 record, respectively. Hinnisdaels, Krickovic, Chandrasekar ITA scholar-athletes SKILLMAN, N.J. – The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) has announced the 2015 ITA Scholar-Athlete award winners. That list includes three Auburn men’s players Maxime Hinnisdaels, Marko Krickovic and Viboosh Chandrasekar.Krickovic, a rising senior from Munich, Germany, and Hinnisdaels, a rising junior from Saint-Genesius-Rode, Belgium, are both finance majors. Chandrasekar, a rising sophomore from Boston, Mass., is a business major. All three were members of the SEC academic honor roll and were recognized as Academic Top Tigers.“At its core, college tennis is about higher education! And, our sport has always been a leader when it comes to high performing scholar-athletes,” said Timothy Russell, chief executive officer of the ITA. “This group represents the best of the best, as do their coaches who regularly serve as such great teachers and mentors of our sport’s finest young people. Hearty and well-deserved congratulations coupled with loud cheers go out to all of these superstars of intercollegiate athletics.”All student-athletes whose names appear on the NCAA, NAIA or Junior/Community College eligibility form and have competed in one or more varsity matches are eligible.In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status a player must meet the following criteria: 1.) be a varsity letter winner, 2.) have a grade point average of at least 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale) for the current academic year, and 3.) have been enrolled at their present school for at least two semesters.The ITA recognized 2,566 Scholar-Athletes in all divisions of college tennis this year. All members of the 2015 ITA All-Academic Teams and ITA Scholar-Athletes will receive a certificate to recognize the achievement.last_img read more

NBA’s Adam Silver says China asked league to fire Rockets’ Daryl Morey

first_img“We made clear that we were being asked to fire him, by the Chinese government, by the parties we dealt with, government and business,” Silver said (via The Washington Post). “We said there’s no chance that’s happening. There’s no chance we’ll even discipline him.””We wanted to make an absolute clear statement that the values of the NBA, these American values — we are an American business — travel with us wherever we go, and one of those values is free expression,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says at the #TIME100Health Summit— TIME (@TIME) October 17, 2019On Friday, the Associated Press reported Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang rebuked Silver’s statements saying, “the Chinese government never posed this requirement.”  Related News LeBron James criticizes Daryl Morey’s anti-China tweet: ‘So many people could have been harmed’ The 57-year-old Silver also admitted the league’s begun to experience financial problems in China.“The losses have already been substantial,” Silver said. “Our games are not back on the air in China, as we speak, and we’ll see what happens next.”Despite the situation faced in China, Silver reiterated the league’s commitment to supporting freedom of speech. Hong Kong protesters burn LeBron James’ jersey in wake of Daryl Morey commentscenter_img NBA commissioner Adam Silver says the Chinese government asked him to fire Rockets general manager Daryl Morey after he voiced support for the Hong Kong protestors earlier this month.Silver was speaking at an event organized by Time magazine in New York on Thursday when he discussed the ongoing situation between China and the league. “We wanted to make an absolute clear statement that the values of the NBA, these American values — we are an American business — travel with us wherever we go, and one of those values is free expression,” Silver said.Recently, LeBron James came out and called Morey’s tweet supporting the Hong Kong protestors “misinformed” while the league has faced severe backlash from the Chinese government. The NBA regular season kicks off on Oct. 22 with matchups between the Pelicans and Raptors at 8 p.m. ET and Lakers and Clippers at 10:30 p.m. ET.last_img read more