Tianjin is a port city 150 kilometres (93 miles) from Beijing. Airbus did not indicate when the centre might reopen. “Airbus is constantly evaluating the situation and monitoring any potential knock-on effects to production and deliveries and will try to mitigate via alternative plans where necessary,” the company said in a statement.More than 20 countries have confirmed cases of the virus, which has infected more than 24,000 people in mainland China.The outbreak has prompted the World Health Organization to declare a global health emergency, several governments to impose travel restrictions, and airlines to suspend flights to and from China.Topics : Airbus has closed its aircraft production facility in Tianjin outside the Chinese capital Beijing due to the latest coronavirus outbreak, the aviation giant said Wednesday.”China domestic and worldwide travel restrictions are posing some logistical challenges. The Tianjin Final Assembly Line facility is currently closed,” Airbus said in a statement.The Tianjin facility, the first of its kind for Airbus outside Europe, is a completion centre for single aisle A320 aircraft and can also handle the larger A330.
LocalNews Dominica hosts 51st Session of Caribbean MET Council by: – November 16, 2011 Mrs Sheryl Etienne-Leblanc. Image via: Dominica Meterological ServiceCaribbean Weather Officials are meeting in Dominica for the 51st Session of the Caribbean MET Council.Senior MET officer Sheryl Etienne-Leblanc says the official meeting which got underway here on Monday will discuss several issues.“This meeting is an annual meeting of metrological services. It comprise of three related meetings. The first two days the Boards of Governors where permanent secretaries met to discuss matters of programs and projects for the MET services within the Caribbean. On day three MET directors will meet to discuss matters and on Thursday and Fridays would be the meetings of ministerial councils where the ministers will discuss the projects and program,” she said.According to Leblanc budgetary issues, staffing and future programs and plans were also discussed.“These meetings are done annually where we come together and look at our needs and our shortcomings and where do we go from there based on issues across the region and the world. We try to put measures in place for the advancement of the MET offices across the Caribbean”, she added.Meantime an opening ceremony is carded for 9am on Thursday at the Fort Young Hotel.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! Share 29 Views no discussions Share Tweet Share read more
“We will focus on the implementationof the K-12 basic curriculum and improve the delivery of instruction, andconduct assessment that will be the basis for the appropriate adjustment in theimplementation of the curriculum,” Bermejo said. On his first day as DepEd-Iloilodivision superintendent, Bermejo discussed with Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr.priority programs in education. The 3ID will be coordinating with thelocal police, school authorities, Department of Education, and Commission onHigher Education, said Pancito. Pancito urged to parents to monitorthe activities of their children and dissuade them from joining militant groupsthat, he said, were “legal fronts” of the NPA. Defensor, on the other hand, proposeddevelopmental initiatives, specifically remedial reading programs and theimprovement of sanitation facilities. ILOILO – The newly-installed divisionsuperintendent of the Department of Education (DepEd) in this province vowed tolook into the alleged recruitment of the Communist Party of the Philippines –New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) in schools. He asked the support of the Iloiloprovincial government. Dr. Roel Bermejo officially assumedthe post on Oct. 1. He said he has yet to receive a status report on thealleged recruitment. “We will be there to assist schoolauthorities neutralize communist rebel intrusions,” said Pancito. “There is nomilitarization of schools. This is a preventive measure. Students arevulnerable. We do not want rebels to conduct recruitment activities inschools.” He was formerly divisionsuperintendent of Capiz. He replaced Dr. Miguel Mac Aposin who was reassignedto Aklan. (PNA) “If we see no threat, we will notdeploy personnel,” he stressed. Serving the DepEd for 28 years,Bermejo used to be a classroom teacher, principal, and educational programsupervisor. In August, the Philippine Army’s 3rdInfantry Division (3ID) announced it was ready to deploy soldiers in schools tostop the NPA recruitment of students via front organizations. A “preventive measure” was how Army CaptainCenon Pancito III, 3ID spokesperson, described the planned deployment. He also clarified that not all schoolswould be posted with soldiers read more
Contract talks between the club and Wijnaldum’s representatives are said to have stalled with Liverpool reportedly not willing to table a new deal for the Dutchman at this stage. With just 10 months to go on his contract Wijnaldum is now being linked with a potential switch to Barcelona, where he would play under ex-Netherlands boss Ronald Koeman. Jurgen Klopp is not thought to be keen on losing Wijnaldum who has been an integral part of his squad and the club’s recent successes. However this summer may represent Liverpool’s best chances of receiving a fee for the midfielder, whose role in the side would almost certainly be reduced if Thiago completes his switch. As far as Bayern are concerned the only player who presents an imminent threat of leaving is defender David Alaba, who is also out of contract next summer. Read Also: Anthony Joshua targets Barca switch to replace Lionel Messi Alaba has been attracting interest from Premier League clubs but Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is not concerned the 28-year-old will move on. “I can’t imagine by any stretch of the imagination that David wants to leave FC Bayern,” he said. “We have great interest in his staying, and I think he feels good at FC Bayern, too.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Liverpool are preparing a bid for Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara as club boss Hansi Flick admitted he is braced for some of his stars to leave the club following their treble success. The German club completed their prestigious trophy haul by securing their sixth European Cup against PSG in what is likely to be Thiago’s last game for the club. Ivan Perisic and Philippe Coutinho will also be returning to Inter Milan and Barcelona respectively after their loan spells with Flick now facing the prospect of a mass exodus. Flick told Die Zeit : “[We will] lose some players who have tremendous quality, we have to deal with that. “If I could continue to work with this squad, that would be nice, but that is not the case.” Thiago is the only permanent Bayern star currently looking close to the exit with the 29-year-old expected to leave in the coming weeks. Liverpool have been told they must pay £27million to sign the Spaniard, who has less than 12 months remaining on his contract and has made it clear he wants to leave. Bild reporter Christian Falk claims The Reds are ready to make their approach for Thiago in the coming days to set the wheels in motion for his switch to Anfield. His arrival could accelerate the departure of Georginio Wijnaldum, who as it stands will leave Liverpool at the end of next season. Loading… read more
LOS ANGELES – The Dodgers officially declined the option in Andre Ethier’s contract for 2018, making the long-time Dodger a free agent Sunday.The option called for a $17.5 million salary in 2018. Instead, the Dodgers paid the 35-year-old outfielder a $2.5 million buyout. The Dodgers also hold a club option on infielder Logan Forsythe. They are expected to exercise the option and retain Forsythe for 2018 at a $9 million salary.Related Articles Well-built Dodgers still face challenges to return to World Series Pitching coach Rick Honeycutt among Dodgers’ free agents How might the Dodgers look next season? Ethier could re-sign with the Dodgers at a lower salary. With younger left-handed hitting outfielders in Joc Pederson, Andrew Toles (expected back from a torn ACL in 2018) and top prospect Alex Verdugo available and Ethier’s recent injury history, that seems unlikely.If this ends Ethier’s career with the Dodgers, he leaves after 12 seasons as a two-time All-Star with Gold Glove (2011) and Silver Slugger (2009) awards. He set a franchise record during the World Series by appearing in his 51st postseason game as a Dodger and ranks seventh in Los Angeles history in games played and hits, third in doubles, fifth in RBI and ninth in home runs. Acquired from the Oakland Athletics in a trade for Milton Bradley before the 2006 season, the Phoenix native and Arizona State product was nonetheless treated as a homegrown Dodger throughout his career in Los Angeles. He hit .285 with 162 home runs in 12 seasons. The final two were gutted by injuries, limiting him to 16 late-season games in 2016 (after a spiral fracture in his right shin suffered in spring training) and 22 in 2017 (due to a herniated disc in his back).After rejoining the Dodgers in September this year, Ethier talked about the uncertainty of his future.“I don’t know. It’s out of my hands,” he said at the time. “This game has changed so much since I started. I’m not saying you’re owed anything or not. Guys my age and where they’re going to be next year would have still gotten shots from teams. I understand the control-ability of players now, the youth movement, all that stuff. That’s a big factor moving forward.“I just look around at guys that are even healthy. A guy like Adam Lind who’s been compared to me … couldn’t get a job until the end of spring training. And he had a good year the year before. He had a good year this year but he had no contract going in. A guy like Chris Carter hit 40 home runs last year but he almost couldn’t get a job. You see that stuff. … I know those are the realities. Who knows what teams think? I know there’s a lot of intangibles that players offer to teams. Hopefully some of those I have to offer.”If Ethier’s time with the Dodgers is over, Clayton Kershaw becomes the longest-tenured Dodger having made his debut with the team in 2008. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error read more
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event JERUSALEM – Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who has been in a coma for three months, will be declared permanently incapacitated Tuesday, a decision that signals the official end of his tenure as Israel’s leader, the Justice Ministry said Sunday. Sharon, 78, was declared temporarily incapacitated after he lapsed into a coma after a stroke Jan. 4. Ehud Olmert stepped in for him immediately as acting prime minister, but under Israeli law he can only serve in that capacity for up to 100 days before a replacement for Sharon has to be named. That deadline expires Friday, but because the weeklong Jewish Passover holiday begins Wednesday, the declaration of permanent incapacitation has been moved up to Tuesday – with the proviso that it not take effect if Sharon’s condition improves before the deadline. Olmert, who won March 28 elections, is expected to be named Sharon’s official replacement as he continues negotiating with smaller parties to form a governing coalition. Officials at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, where Sharon is being treated, said Sunday that discussions were still under way on whether to move him to a long-term care facility. read more