first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T Claims that airlines are “under reporting” safety incidents came to light as a Senate inquiry into aviation safety and pilot training commenced in Sydney this week. The inquiry comes off the back of the recent sacking of JetStar pilot, Joe Eakins, who raised concerns about the airlines safety records.You’re fired: Jetstar pilot sacked over safety concerns Mr Eakins is currently seeking workplace reinstatement and his lawyers have advised him against giving evidence at the inquiry due to fears it would adversely affect his ability to get his job back. Jetstar has labelled Mr Eakins’s claims as “malicious” and said he had been fired for breaching the airline’s code of conduct and employment arrangements – not for reporting legitimate concerns, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. The investigation is being carried out because of airline’s reluctance to report all safety events. The Pilots Association have requested a central database be established, under the management of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, to monitor and record safety information. Pilots Association Vice-President, Richard Woodward, expressed concerns pilots were afraid to come forward and provide the Senate with vital information.“There is a pool of pilots that are quite concerned about reprisals. The ones we are hearing from are, in essence, the tip of the iceberg,” he said.Other concerns raised during the Senate investigation included training and the offshoring of pilots’ jobs to Asia. last_img

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first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Governor Mike Dunleavy is preparing to give his first State of the State address tonight, at 7pm. This will be the first state of the state address for Governor Dunleavy. The state legislature convened its regular session on Tuesday, January 15. In a press release from the Governor’s office, Governor Dunleavy will detail his vision for Alaska in a speech focused on fulfilling promises to Alaskans – with a significant emphasis on making Alaska families and communities safe, helping grow our economy, and outlining a path towards a permanent fiscal plan.center_img You can tune into KSRM 920AM to listen live at 7pm.last_img

first_imgThe Army Corps of Engineers Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville last week reached agreement with Baltimore, Md.-based Bithenergy on a $15 million renewable energy service agreement (RESA) to build and operate a 3.1-megawatt solar array at Fort Campbell, Ky.The agreement marks the first small-scale contract awarded against the Huntsville Center’s renewable energy multiple-award task order contract (MATOC), reported the Army Corps of Engineers.The 27-year RESA, which covers the second phase of a 5-megawatt array being built at Fort Campbell, is being funded through third-party financing and an $800,000 grant provided by the Energy Department’s Federal Energy Management Program. Construction of the array is expected to be completed in October.The first phase, a 1.9-megawatt portion of the array, was completed in September 2015 and is being carried out through a 10-year utility energy services contract with Pennyrile Rural Electric Cooperative Corp. and a $3 million energy efficiency/renewable energy grant from the state of Kentucky.The RESA will allow the Army to purchase and consume the energy that is produced by the array. Bithenergy will finance, design, build, operate and own the production facilities, which will be located on 25 acres at the post that had been used as a landfill.This is the first time the Huntsville Center’s energy division is using two third-party financing contract vehicles together — the RESA and the utility energy services contract — for a renewable energy project, according to a fact sheet.“This project truly showcases how the Army can be innovative and effectively leverage the energy tool box to meet an installation’s renewable, security and resiliency needs,” said Paul Robinson, chief of the Huntsville Center’s energy division. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img

first_imgStay on target In light of recent tragic events, a documentary starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, who died within a day of each other this week, will be premiering earlier than anticipated.Bright Lights: Starring Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, an HBO documentary that was initially slated for a March premiere date, has been pushed up to Jan. 7.The 95-minute film chronicles a moment in the lives of the mother and daughter, who were both Hollywood stars in their own rights. Fisher, who died at the age of 60 after complications from a heart attack, was obviously most famous for the Star Wars franchise. Reynolds, who died at the age of 84 after suffering a stroke just a day later, was known for classic musicals like Singin’ in the Rain.Fisher wanted to make the documentary as a tribute to her mother and her decades-long career“Carrie wanted to make Bright Lights for Debbie and Debbie wanted to make it for Carrie,” said Sheila Nevins, the president of HBO Documentary Films. “It’s a love story.”The documentary, which was filmed mostly in 2015, chronicles the relationship between the two actresses. In the clip below, you can see that the bond is beyond just blood: the two lived next door to each other in Beverly Hills and would often visit (or according to Fisher, she was doing the visiting).Reynolds, who was 83 at the time of filming, still had a Las Vegas act, which meant that Fisher was often expressing worry at her mother’s exhaustion. However, in typical Fisher fashion, it’s funny, punny, and heartwarming.At times, the documentary promises to be emotional too. Towards the end, Fisher, who suffered from bipolar disorder, has a manic episode in response to her mother’s physical health.Directors Fisher Stevens and Alexis Bloom paid tribute to the pair in a statement:“[They] were supremely kind human beings, and unusually perceptive. And when either one entered a room, the energy changed. Quite simply, we were iron filings to their magnets,” they said. “These women were more than mother and daughter; they were an expression of exquisite humanity in all its travail and triumph. They lived their days boldly. They sang every song worth singing (often together.) Carrie and Debbie loved each other profoundly. We are devastated they’re gone. And so very fortunate to have known them at all.”Fisher had previously worked with HBO on an adaptation of her one-woman show Wishful Drinking. The network will air an encore screening of it this Sunday at 9 p.m. The Fool Who Follows Him: 9 Solo Spin-Offs Disney Should Make NextEpisode IX Gets a New Screenwriter and John Boyega Discusses Leia’s Sendoff last_img

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