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Bombardier Aviation

Bombardier Aviation is a division of Bombardier Inc. It is headquartered in Dorval, Canada. After acquiring Canadair in 1986 and restoring it to profitability, in 1989 Bombardier acquired the near-bankrupt Short Brothers aircraft manufacturing company in Belfast, Northern Ireland; this was followed in 1990 by the acquisition of the bankrupt American company Learjet, a manufacturer of business jets headquartered in Wichita, Kansas. The aerospace company accounts for over half of Bombardier Inc.'s revenue. By the start of the 2010s, its most popular aircraft included its Dash 8 Series 400, CRJ100/200/440, CRJ700/900/1000 lines of regional airliners although the company was devoting most of its Research and Development budget to the newer CSeries, it manufactured the Bombardier 415 amphibious water-bomber, the Global Express and the Challenger lines of business jets. The CSeries, which Bombardier offered in several size versions competed with the Airbus A318 and Airbus A319. Bombardier claimed the CSeries would burn 20% less fuel per trip than these competitors, which would make it still about 8% more fuel efficient than the Boeing 737 MAX, introduced in 2017.

The launch customer for the CSeries, signed a letter of intent for up to 60 aircraft and 30 options in 2008. The Montreal manufacturing complex was redeveloped by Ghafari Associates to incorporate lean manufacturing for the CSeries. On 24 March 2011, Shanghai-based Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China and Bombardier Inc. signed a framework agreement for a long-term strategic cooperation on commercial aircraft. The intention was to break the near-duopoly of Boeing. Aircraft covered by the programme included the Bombardier CSeries and Q-series. In January 2012, the firm began manufacturing simple structures, such as flight controls for the CRJ series, from its first facility in Africa, near Casablanca, Morocco. On 30 September 2013, it broke ground on its permanent facility, due to open late 2014. In October, a joint development deal between Bombardier and a South Korean consortium consisting of Korea Aerospace Industries and Korean Air Lines was revealed, to develop a 90-seater turboprop regional airliner, targeting a 2019 launch date.

In November 2012, Bombardier signed the largest deal in its history with Swiss business jet operator VistaJet for 56 Global series jets for a total value of $3.1 billion, including an option for an additional 86 jets, for a total transaction value of $7.3 billion. In April 2013, Canada's Porter Airlines placed a conditional order for 12 CSeries aircraft, with options for another 18. In 2015, the Canadian Government announced that it would not approve the use of jets at the airport and the proposal was shelved. In January 2014, 1,700 employees were cut from Bombardier Aerospace due to a 19 percent drop in orders in 2013. In July of that year, Bombardier reorganized itself in response to underperformance. In its 2014-year end statement, Bombardier Aerospace reported its employee count had reduced by 3,700, delivered 290 aircraft and held orders for 282 more. On 29 October 2015, Bombardier announced a US$4.9-billion third-quarter loss and $3.2 billion writedown on the CSeries. It cancelled its Learjet 85 program, taking another US$1.2-billion writedown and cancelling 64 outstanding orders.

The firm's debt reached $9 billion due to the CSeries, which had not recorded a single firm order since September 2014. Bombardier shares fell 17.4 per cent on that day. By 21 December 2015, the firm had 243 firm orders for the CSeries. On 17 February 2016, Bombardier announced its 2015 profits were $138 million before taking a $5.4 billion write-down. After a long and expensive development, costing US$5.4 billion to date, including a US$3.2 billion writeoff, the small CS100 version of the CSeries received initial type certification from Transport Canada on 18 December 2015. At the time, the company had 243 firm orders and letters of intent and commitment for another 360. Most orders were for the CS300 model; the first CS100 was expected to be flying by mid-2016 in Lufthansa colours. "Certification is a great thing, but 2016 is going to be critical for orders," analyst Chris Murray, a Managing Director with Alta Corp, told Bloomberg Business. Fred Cromer, president of Bombardier's commercial aircraft unit, hinted on 21 December 2015 that price cuts or other incentives may be offered to bolster sales.

Intending to boost profit margins, Bombardier announced on 12 January 2016 that it would cancel deals with third party sales agent Tag Aeronautics, as well as cancelling 24 firm and 30 optional orders, aiming to resell these aircraft without a sales agency fee. The CSeries was adversely hit by production delays and stiff competition in 2016. On 20 January, United Continental Holdings Inc. announced that it had ordered 40 Boeing 737-700s instead. Air Canada announced it would b

White Rock Tritons

The White Rock Tritons are a high school baseball team located in South Surrey area of the City of Surrey, British Columbia, British Columbia. Although most of the Tritons players are from the White Rock and South Surrey communities, the team attracts talent from other areas around the Lower Mainland such as Delta and the rest of Surrey, as well as attracting high school players from Blaine, Washington. Newly appointed coach is former draft pick from Thompson University. Former coaches include Russ Smithson. Smithson is a Canadian Jr National Team graduate, spent his college career on scholarship to El Paso CC in Texas, the University of Kentucky; the team was founded in 1993, joined the B. C. Premier Baseball League in 1999; the team plays their home games at South Surrey Athletic Park. The Tritons have sent on 78 players to college baseball, as well as 13 players signed to MLB teams, compete in the top tournaments in Canada and the US; the most notable Tritons alumni include Mitch Hodge. Official Website Team History White Rock Tritons page on BCPBL website


Sudocrem is an over-the-counter medicated cream aimed at the treatment of nappy rash. It contains a water-repellent base; as well as nappy rash, it can be used to treat eczema, acne, minor burns, surface wounds and chilblains. It was manufactured by pharmaceutical company Forest Laboratories Europe up until July 2014 when the company was acquired by, combined with, Actavis plc. On March 17, 2015, Actavis completed the acquisition of Allergan, creating a $23 billion diversified global pharmaceutical company, it is pronounced Soo-Doh-CREM, although in Ireland it is pronounced Soo-Doh-CREEM. In Belgium, the product is sold under the brand "Dermocrem"; the Netherlands was the first country Sudocrem was sold in outside Ireland and the UK. Sudocrem was developed in 1931 by Dublin-based pharmacist Thomas Smith, it was called "Smith's Cream" "Soothing Cream". The name changed to Sudocrem in 1950 due to the Dublin accent pronunciation of soothing cream. During the 1960s, samples of Sudocrem that were given to new mothers in Ireland increased the popularity of the product and the brand was introduced to the UK in the 1970s.

Its makers claim it to be the leading nappy rash cream in the United Kingdom. Sudocrem is still manufactured in the Baldoyle suburb of Dublin. A 2012 Irish Independent article said: "Sudocrem is the spuds and bacon of skincare creams, the Guinness of gentle nappy rash reliefs and the Tayto of topical ointments," following reports in the British and Irish media that celebrities were using the product to treat acne. There are now three Sudocrem branded products available in the UK: the original antiseptic healing cream, Sudocrem Care and Protect, a nappy rash preventative and Sudocrem Skin Care Cream, an everyday acne cream aimed at the youth market. Sources: Acne Actavis plc Nappy Rash Topical medication

Gustav Pope

Gustav Pope was a British painter of Austrian origin. Active in the Victorian era, he incorporated several styles on his work, but in his mature style he showed influences of the second wave of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Little is known about Pope's training as a painter, but he is listed as a regular exhibitor in London from 1852 to 1895, at the British Institution, the Royal Society of British Artists and the Royal Academy, his work shows the influence of Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Frederic, Lord Leighton. English literary sources, classical mythology and idealized images of young women are the most typical subjects in his paintings; some sources shows Gustav Pope as deceased by 1895, based on the last year he was exhibiting at the Royal Academy. A Cemetery register shows 1910 as the year of his death. In 1910, the painting A Rainy Day was presented to the Bristol City Art Gallery, he was a resident of Chelsea, according to the 1901 London Census. The Three Daughters of King Lear Lillies, sold at Auction at Christie's, London in 2009The Judgement of Paris, sold at auction at Christie's, London in 2006.

Dante’s Inspiration, sold at auction at Christie's, London in 2014. Accident or Design? work engraved for The Illustrated London Almanack

Peter Maitlis

Peter Michael Maitlis, FRS is a retired British organometallic chemist. Maitlis was born into a middle-class Jewish family in England, he was educated at Hendon School in north London 1944–50. He was awarded a Bachelor's degree in Science from the University of Birmingham, a PhD and a DSc from the University of London. After completing his doctorate, Maitlis worked as an Assistant Lecturer at the University of London, he undertook postdoctoral study at Cornell University as a Fulbright Fellow and as a research fellow at Harvard University under F. G. A. Stone. While working and teaching at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, he rose from Assistant Professor to a full Professorship. Returning to the United Kingdom in 1972, Maitlis was a professor of chemistry at the University of Sheffield for 30 years until his appointment as an emeritus professor in 2002. In 1971, he published two volumes on the organic chemistry of palladium which were "widely recognised as the most authoritative account of the organo-complexes of this metal".

Maitlis was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1984. The citation highlights his work on the platinum group metals palladium and iridium; the hexafluorophosphate ion is considered inert and hence a suitable counterion in organometallic synthesis. However, Maitlis' work has demonstrated a solvolysis reaction of the hexafluorophosphate ion; the tris rhodium complex 2 undergoes solvolysis when heated in acetone, forming a difluorophosphate-bridged complex PF6. Hexamethyl Dewar benzene undergoes an unusual rearrangement reaction with hydrohalic acids to form a pentamethylcyclopentadiene derivative, can be used as a starting material for synthesising some pentamethylcyclopentadienyl organometallic compounds. Maitlis and colleagues demonstrated this synthesis and its applicability to the iridium analogue, 2, his group demonstrated a more convenient synthesis for the bright orange, air-stable diamagnetic iridium reagent using pentamethylcyclopentadiene. Isocyanides can serves as ligands in co-ordination chemistry as a result of the lone electron pair on carbon, are useful with metals in the 0, +1, +2 oxidation states.

In particular, Maitlis has demonstrated that tert-butyl isocyanide can stabilise metals in unusual oxidation states, such as palladium in the complex 2. Metallomesogens are "metal complexes of organic ligands which exhibit liquid crystalline character combine the variety and range of metal-based coordination chemistry with the extraordinary physical properties exhibited by liquid crystals." They have been a research interest of Maitlis' group since the mid-1980s, in fact Maitlis jointly directed the early investigations of these systems in the UK and coined the term metallomesogen. Maitlis is Jewish, he is the father of newsreader Emily Maitlis. The following list shows all journal articles by Maitlis which have been cited more than 200 times according to Web of Science data; the number of citations indicated is current as at 4 February 2011: Kang, J. W.. M.. "Pentamethylcyclopentadienylrhodium and -iridium Halides. I. Synthesis and Properties". J. Am. Chem. Soc. 91: 5970–5977. Doi:10.1021/ja01050a008.

--- 514 citations Giroud-Godquin, A.-M.. M.. "Metallomesogens – Metal-Complexes in Organized Fluid Phases". Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 30: 375–402. Doi:10.1002/anie.199103751. --- 476 citations Hudson, S. A.. M.. "Calamitic Metallomesogens: Metal-Containing Liquid-Crystals with Rodlike Shapes". Chem. Rev. 93: 861–885. Doi:10.1021/cr00019a002. --- 383 citations Maitlis, P. M.. "rhodium and -iridium Complexes – Approaches to New Types of Homogeneous Catalysts". Acc. Chem. Res. 11: 301–307. Doi:10.1021/ar50128a003. --- 232 citations Greaves, E. O.. M.. "Metal-Acetylene Complexes II. Acetylene Complexes of Nickel and Platinum". Can. J. Chem. 46: 3879–3891. Doi:10.1139/v68-641. --- 223 citations Maitlis, P. M.. "The Palladium-Induced Oligomerization of Acetylenes: An Organometallic Detective Story". Acc. Chem. Res. 9: 93–99. Doi:10.1021/ar50099a003. --- 210 citations White, C.. M.. "Pentamethylcyclopentadienyl-Rhodium and -Iridium Complexes XII. Tris Complexes and Complexes of η6-Benzene, -Naphthalene, -Phenanthrene, -Indene, -Indole, -Fluorene and η5-Indenyl and -Indolyl".

J. Chem. Soc. Dalton Trans.: 1654–1661. Doi:10.1039/DT9770001654. --- 206 citations

Davide Bettella

Davide Bettella is an Italian footballer who plays as a centre-back for Serie B club Pescara, on loan from Atalanta. He is a product of Inter Milan youth teams and started playing for their Under-19 squad in the 2017–18 season, he represented the club in the 2007–18 UEFA Youth League, he missed the last penalty kick in the shootout as Inter was eliminated by Manchester City in the Round of 16. On 29 June 2018, he signed a contract with Atalanta, with Inter holding option to re-purchase his rights, he made several bench appearances for the squad in the first half of the 2018–19 Serie A season. On 14 January 2019, he joined Serie B club Pescara on loan until June 2020, he made his Serie B debut for Pescara on 22 April 2019 as a starter. He was first called up to represent his country in 2015 for the Under-15 squad, he represented the Under-17 team at the 2017 UEFA European Under-17 Championship. For the Under-19 squad, he scored the goal in the last qualification game that secured a spot for Italy at the 2018 UEFA European Under-19 Championship.

Italy reached the final at the competition. After the tournament, Bettella continued to be age-eligible for the squad and became its captain, as it qualified for the 2019 edition of the tournament; however he took part in the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup with the Italy U20 squad, reaching the fourth place. He made his debut with the Italy U21 on 14 October 2019, in a qualifying match won 1–0 against Armenia. Italy U19UEFA European Under-19 Championship runner-up: 2018Italy U20FIFA U-20 World Cup fourth place: 2019 Davide Bettella at Soccerway