Chinese Embassy Donates Anti-Ebola Materials to BIN

first_imgIn support of the combat against the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia, the Chinese Embassy accredited near Monrovia  has donated several anti- Ebola materials to the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN)  in the fight against the deadly epidemic.Speaking to newsmen on Monday at the BIN’s Broad Street office,  Commissioner Lemuel  Reeves said, he was grateful to the Embassy for the kind gesture of  support to toward the empowerment of his men, describing it as timely.According to the BIN Commissioner, the donation includes personal protective equipment (PPE), hand-gloves, suits and facemasks intended to enhance the work of the officers in the field,  especially those in the border areas.   “We are very grateful to the Chinese Government for their generous  contributions to the fight against the deadly Ebola virus. This will give our men more confidence as they go about performing their duties during this critical time in our country.”Commissioner Reeves  further said that the fight against the virus in Liberia should be the concern of all of us Liberians and foreign residents.  “We must be concerned and continue to worker harder to ensure that the epidemic is contained.The Commissioner praised all local and international partners of the Government of Liberia for their commitment to  supporting the campaign against the deadly Ebola virus.  Their contributions were fully helping in the process, he said.“We hope that our partners will continue to provide more support for the officers out there because more is needed.  I can assure you that these things will be deployed in the field,  especially in those counties affected by the virus.  The items are needed at the border points.”He explained that authorities of the BIN were greatly concerned about the men in the field that are striving fully to protect various crossing points.  “We will continue to encourage them and provide the necessary materials for their work.”Mr. Reeves turned the anti-Ebola materials donated to the Deputy Commissioner for operations, Robert Buddy, who assured the authorities of proper distributions in the various areas.On behalf of the women and men of the BIN, Deputy Commissioner Buddy said, “We want to say thanks to the Chinese Government for their timely contributions to the officers of BIN.  Let us  continue to work together.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgSavannah, Georgia – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineGulfstream Aerospace Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), announced today that a second ultra-large-cabin, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G650 has completed its first flight.The second test article — known as T2 — took off from Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport at 12:50 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25, with senior experimental test pilots Gary Freeman and Scott Buethe in the cockpit. The aircraft flew for 2 hours and 33 minutes, reaching an altitude of 37,000 feet (11,278 m) and a speed of Mach 0.80 before landing back in Savannah. In a company first, both G650 flight-test aircraft — T2 and T1 — were airborne simultaneously and were tracked by dual telemetry facilities in real time.“T2 performed extremely well during the initial tests of its integrated flight control system and handling,” said Pres Henne, senior vice president, Programs, Engineering and Test, Gulfstream. “We plan to make half a dozen flights to assess basic system functionality before proceeding to more intensive testing.” “The conditions were very gusty and blustery, yet T2, like T1, handled great,” said Freeman. “To control the aircraft precisely requires small, light control input from the pilot. It’s an easy jet to fly.”The G650 flight-test and certification plan involves five aircraft and an estimated 1,800 hours of testing. Each aircraft is used for a specific series of tests, with T1 focused on performance and flight controls, T2 on systems and T3 on avionics. The two production aircraft in the test program — P1 and P2 — will be used to evaluate the interior systems and reduced vertical separation minimums (RVSMs), respectively. T1, which spent approximately six hours in the air on Thursday, has completed 18 flights over more than 43 hours. The aircraft has reached a maximum speed of Mach 0.90 and a top altitude of 47,000 feet (14,326 m). Test pilots are progressively opening the flight envelope in conjunction with load testing of a ground-test airframe designated S6.Gulfstream expects to receive concurrent G650 certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in 2011. Gulfstream announced the G650 program on March 13, 2008. On Sept. 29, 2009, the aircraft rolled out under its own power in front of a crowd of more than 7,000 people. It completed its first flight on Nov. 25, 2009, and remains on schedule for entry-into-service in 2012. The G650 offers the longest range at the fastest speed in its class.Powered by best-in-class Rolls-Royce BR725 engines, the business jet is capable of traveling 7,000 nautical miles (12,964 km) at Mach 0.85 and has a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.925.www.gulfstream.comlast_img read more