Amid Diversification Goodyear Continues to Leverage Presence of Luke AFB

first_imgThe city of Goodyear, Ariz., a suburb of Phoenix located close by Luke Air Force Base, is trying to recruit a mix of civilian and defense companies to take over a 500,000-square-foot aerospace campus no longer used by Lockheed Martin.Goodyear had enjoyed an extended run as an aerospace hub since World War II, when it began to build military aircraft, before shifting to dirigibles and surveillance systems. That activity started to wind down in 2009, and when sequestration hit in 2013 Lockheed cut its workforce from 600 to 50, reported National Defense.“We would like to recruit more aviation, aerospace and cyber security companies,” said Harry Paxton, Goodyear’s economic development project manager. Paxton also is going after firms that need the secure facilities, known as sensitive compartmented information facilities, found in some of the Lockheed buildings.At the same time, the city wants to take advantage of its proximity to Luke, the Air Force’s new training center for F-35 pilots. The installation already has 23 F-35s, and by 2024 it is slated to have 144 of the fifth generation fighter aircraft in six squadrons.“The question becomes, how do we maximize the potential industry connections to the F-35 that benefits both the Air Force and the companies that would come to Goodyear and be located just a few miles from Luke?” said Steven Hyjek, a Washington attorney who represents 14 communities that surround Luke.For example, firms that support the aircraft’s systems likely would be interested in locating near Luke, Hyjek said.As more F-35s arrive at Luke, “we expect more aerospace companies will be interested in doing business” in Goodyear, Hyjek told the magazine. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

Wilmington Youth Center To Hold Preview Night For 5th Graders On March 15

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Attention all 5th graders living in Wilmington!  Have you heard about the Wilmington Youth Center?  Are you curious as to what the 6th, 7th and 8th graders are doing?  Are you waiting anxiously until you become a member?The Youth Center Board invites you to a Preview Night on Friday, March 15, 2019, from 7pm to 9pm, to give you the opportunity to come by and check out the Center!  The Center is located in Villanova Hall (126 Middlesex Avenue), behind St. Thomas Church.The Youth Center offers a variety of activities, including:Board GamesJuke BoxFoosballPing PongBilliardsVideo Games for: PlayStation 3 / PlayStation II / WII / X-Box KinectVideo Arcade Room and Arcade-Style BasketballThrough the season, the Center sponsors craft nights, whiffle ball, and DJ dancesPizza, soda and candy are also available for purchase each weekThe Wilmington Youth Center has responsible adult supervision on duty from the time the Center opens until after the children have been picked-up. There is no registration fee for this “Preview Night.” Parents are asked to accompany their children in on this evening to leave a contact number with the Center. Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Youth Center To Hold Preview Night For 5th Graders On March 4In “Community”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday, March 15, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”WILMINGTON GIVES: Wilmington Youth Center Seeks Video Game DonationsIn “Community”last_img read more

Warren Buffett Invests 25000 in Hillary Clintons Campaign

first_imgWarren Buffett, the billionaire philanthropist, has reportedly donated $25,000 to “Ready for Hillary” – a Political Action Committee (PAC) group that is raising money to support Hillary Clinton’s run for presidency in the 2016 elections.The amount is the maximum the group accepts in donations. Warren Buffett has donated money to several candidates for their election campaigns but why is this particular donation making headlines?Buffett has always shunned away from PACs but Clinton’s support group seems to have attracted his interest. In previous interviews he strongly voiced his opinions against donating to independent political groups. But this time, it has got more to do with the candidate than the group.In October, at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit, Buffett said that Hillary Clinton would win the presidential election and he would definitely bet his money on it, Bloomberg reported.That’s not just it. Clinton had Buffett’s support for quite a long time.”I don’t see how you could have anybody better qualified. I like what she believes in … I think she’s extraordinarily able and energetic for that matter in pushing those beliefs,” Buffett told CNN in a 2012 interview adding that he thinks there is no one better qualified than Clinton for the post .Buffett also welcomed Clinton to Twitter when she joined the social media website in June 2013. The welcome tweet was one of the “five” he has posted till date.”Hello @Hillaryclinton! Happy to welcome one of my favorite women in the world to twitter. #45″”Ready for Hillary” is not officially connected to Hillary Clinton, but will ensure all support for her presidential campaign if she decides to run for the post.The former secretary of state is expected to announce her decision by or after January 1 2015. On Thursday, she told an audience in Boston that the job of a president is “stressful” and also forces the head of the White House to make snap decisions even when one needs to “sleep on” a decision.”Here’s what I worry about. The stress on anybody in a leadership position, multiplied many times over to be president. The incoming never ends,” she said according to The Washington Post.”Maybe you need to sleep on it. Maybe you need to bring in some people to talk to about it. But the pace of demands is so intense that you feel like you’ve got to respond,” Clinton added.Clinton also asserted that the job is “unforgiving” irrespective of gender and one can lose touch with what’s real, what’s authentic.”last_img read more

Houstons Only Hang Gliding School In Danger Of Shutting Down

first_img X To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen You may have never thought of hang gliding as being a thing here in Houston. We’re not exactly known for our hilly landscape.But as it turns out, you don’t need mountains to glide through the air — a tow plane will do.Cowboy Up Hang Gliding has been operating in Wharton, about 1.5 hours southwest of downtown Houston, since 2013.“The airplane is towing the hang glider up to altitude, so to 1,000, 2,000, 3,000 feet – however high you would like to go,” said founder and owner Tiki Mashy. “And then once you get to that altitude, the hang glider releases itself from tow and then you fly around the area, and then you come back and you land where you started from.”Business was good, she said, until Hurricane Harvey struck the Texas Gulf Coast in August 2017.“It impacted our business in that people didn’t have the disposable income to come and do a recreational sport,” she said. “And when that stream dried up, our bills coming in didn’t dry up.”She relied on savings to get her business through the challenging time.But now that the business is barely back in the black, Mashy is having to deal with a new issue: Her partner will be leaving Cowboy Up in April, which is a big blow to the business.“This business counts on two of us, two pilots working in tandem to service one customer,” she said. “So when one pilot leaves it’s impossible for that business model to work anymore.”Finding a new partner is proving very difficult, because that person needs to have experience teaching hang gliding, be able to fly the plane and know how to work on the engine and equipment.“Looking for that person in my industry is extremely difficult and I want to find the right person,” Mashy said.Until she can find that person, Mashy wants to buy a self-powered hang glider so that she wouldn’t have to rely on a tow plane anymore.In order to do that, she has started a Go Fund Me campaign, and as of Thursday night had already raised nearly $18,000 of her $49,000 goal.And once she finds another partner?“When that happens, the business will have expanded and I will be able to do both, I’ll be able to use both resources,” Mashy said. “But until then I have to be a one-person operation.”Click on the audio above to listen to the interview with Tiki Mashy.center_img 00:00 /03:44 Florian Martin/Houston Public MediaTiki Mashy operates Cowboy Up Hang Gliding in Wharton County. She has done hang gliding since 1980 and holds several world records in the sport. Sharelast_img read more

Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Tuesday August 29

first_imgListen at WEAA Live Stream: http://amber.streamguys.com.4020/live.m3uLuke Broadwater, of the Baltimore Sun reports on today’s meeting between Gov. Larry Hogan and city criminal justice leaders about Baltimore’s soaring homicide rate. Also, 84-year old Min. Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, recently proclaimed Jesus as his Redeemer, seemingly breaking from the group he has led for decades in a fundamental way. We’ll play excerpts from Farrakhan’s startling video declaration and open the phone lines…410.319.8888!These stories and much more on AFRO’s First Edition with Sean Yoes, Monday through Friday, 5-7 p.m.last_img read more

HIRO III lets you feel what you see on screen w Video

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Scientists from Gifu University’s Kawasaki and Mouri Laboratory at Gifu in central Japan, say the HIRO III is a “haptic interface robot,” which can transmit realistic sensations of touch to a user’s fingertips. The touch screen uses a 3D display to provide the visual stimulus. Citation: HIRO III lets you feel what you see on screen (w/ Video) (2010, July 2) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2010-07-hiro-iii-screen-video.html Robot may perform breast exam (PhysOrg.com) — Researchers in Japan are developing a new touch screen system, the HIRO III, that incorporates a robot hand that could offer a new way of simulating the touching of virtual objects and receiving feedback from them.center_img © 2010 PhysOrg.com The robot is an arm and hand with five fingers to which the user’s own fingers are strapped. The robotic fingers give the user tactile sensations simulating the textures of surfaces, size of virtual objects and a sense of weight. The system is integrated with a three-dimensional display that includes an image of the user’s hand. The hand on the screen appears to be in the same position as the user’s own hand, which could make the experience seem very realistic.Each robotic fingertip has fifteen degrees of movement and the arm has six, which allows it to operate in a relatively large space under the screen. The robot’s movements are controlled by fifteen motors running simultaneously.The device could be used in applications such as controlling robotic arms in factory work, and for simulating procedures for medical diagnosis training. At the moment it is still at the experimental stage and the researchers are concentrating on its potential use in teaching medical students how to carry out tactile screening for breast cancer. Explore furtherlast_img read more