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Air Traffic Control Reform Newsletter #74 Air Traffic Control Reform Newsletter #74
In this issue: Real-time aviation weather data FAA not pleasing customers with ADS-B plan Saving fuel on oceanic flights Volcanoes and aviation, continued Spain’s ATC reforms News Notes Quotable Quote Real-Time Aviation Weather Data“Weather is a fundamental piece of the whole [NextGen] algorithm,” said Bruce Carmichael of the National Center for Atmospheric Research last year. “If we’re going to maximize airspace capacity, then we have to deal with weather more...
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Dear Lawyers: Order In The &*%# Court! Dear Lawyers: Order In The &*%# Court!
Remember the scene in the 1979 movie ... And Justice For All where Al Pacino, who is playing an attorney, loses it in court? Well, according to The Wall Street Journal, some lawyers took that scene to heart and over the years civility has sharply diminished among legal professionals. Reporter Jennifer Smith writes: "Take, for instance, lawyer Marvin Gerstein of Illinois, who has been disciplined three times for his profane epistolary style, according to the Attorney Registration & Disciplinary...
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Asia Stocks Up On Mildly Positive US Data Asia Stocks Up On Mildly Positive US Data
LONDON October 3, 2012, 06:27 am ET LONDON (AP) — Markets were subdued Wednesday as investors awaited a run of U.S. economic figures and after Spain's prime minister indicated his cash-strapped country would not request a bailout imminently. The U.S. economy is in the spotlight this week, as is often the case in the first trading week of the month. A run of economic indicators will culminate with Friday's non-farm payrolls figures for September, which often set the market tone after their...
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Cyprus' Divided Capital A Last Vestige Of War Cyprus' Divided Capital A Last Vestige Of War
Audio for this story from Weekend Edition Saturday will be available at approx. 12:00 p.m. ET October 13, 2012 Enlarge Petros Karadjias/AP A man in silhouette crosses the Ledra Palace checkpoint leading to the Greek Cypriot area by the U.N. buffer zone (Green line) that divides Nicosia, Cyprus. Petros Karadjias/AP A man in silhouette crosses the Ledra Palace checkpoint leading to the Greek Cypriot area by the U.N. buffer zone (Green line) that divides Nicosia, Cyprus. There is one corner of...
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Kazakhstan Celebrates First, And Only, President Kazakhstan Celebrates First, And Only, President
Audio for this story from Weekend Edition Sunday will be available at approx. 12:00 p.m. ET December 2, 2012 On Dec. 1, Kazakhstan celebrated a new holiday: "First President's Day." The central Asian country feted its long-time leader, Nursultan Nazarbayev, though outside observers have criticized what appears to be a growing cult of personality around the president in the oil-rich country. ...
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Mayo Has 40, Mavs Win In McHale's Return Mayo Has 40, Mavs Win In McHale's Return
HOUSTON December 8, 2012, 11:59 pm ET HOUSTON (AP) — Chris Kaman scored half as many points as O.J. Mayo for the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night. Considering the way Kaman's left ankle looked, those 20 points were just as impressive to coach Rick Carlisle. Mayo tied a career high with 40 points, including 10 in the last three minutes, to lift the Mavericks to a 116-109 victory over the Rockets in coach Kevin McHale's return to the Houston bench. Kaman left the Mavericks' last game on Thursday...
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Obama And Boehner Meet At White House; Session Ends Without Deal Obama And Boehner Meet At White House; Session Ends Without Deal
Enlarge image i Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) leaves after his weekly news briefing at the U.S. Capitol Thursday. Boehner said negotiations with President Barack Obama to are stalled until the White House offers more federal budget spending cuts. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) leaves after his weekly news briefing at the U.S. Capitol Thursday. Boehner said negotiations with President Barack Obama to are stalled until the White House offers more...
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Take That! How To Solve Legislative Difficulties, The Ukrainian Way Take That! How To Solve Legislative Difficulties, The Ukrainian Way
Ukrainian parliamentarians don't need the wimpy American filibuster. When deputies want to try to block a nomination, they simply storm the rostrum. This week, Ukrainian opposition delegates were outraged over the ruling government coalition's picks for speaker of the chamber and prime minister, notes USA Today. So they started brawls on the floor, including today's contretemps: AP/YouTube Ukrainian parliament brawl, Dec. 12, 2012. One of the Ukrainian deputies who did not fight was world...
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Transcript: President Obama At Sandy Hook Prayer Vigil Transcript: President Obama At Sandy Hook Prayer Vigil
Enlarge image i President Obama speaks at an interfaith vigil for the shooting victims from Sandy Hook Elementary School on Sunday at Newtown High School in Newtown, Connecticut. Getty Images President Obama speaks at an interfaith vigil for the shooting victims from Sandy Hook Elementary School on Sunday at Newtown High School in Newtown, Connecticut. Getty Images Transcript of President Obama's speech at the interfaith vigil in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 16 in honor of the victims of the shootings at...
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Reports: Obama Delivers Boehner New Offer On Fiscal Crisis Reports: Obama Delivers Boehner New Offer On Fiscal Crisis
Citing sources close to the debt talks, both the New York Times and the Associated Press are reporting that President Barack Obama has delivered a new offer to House Speaker John Boehner to resolve the fiscal crisis. The new plan would "raise revenues by $1.2 trillion over the next decade but keep in place the Bush-era tax rates for any household with earnings below $400,000," reports the Times. The response from the president came after a 45-minute meeting Monday with the speaker at the White...
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