Citizens Financial Group
Several banks are known as Citizens Bank. Citizens Financial Group, Inc. is an American bank headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, which operates in the states of Connecticut, Maine, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. Between 1988 and its 2014 initial public offering, Citizens was a wholly owned subsidiary of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group. RBS sold its last 20.9% stake in the company in October 2015. Citizens operates more than 1,200 branches and 3,200 ATMs across 11 states under the Citizens Bank brand. Citizens ranks 23rd on the List of largest banks in the United States. Citizens was established in 1828 as the High Street Bank in Rhode Island. In 1871, the Rhode Island legislature gave a second charter to establish the Citizens Savings Bank which acquired its parent group to form Citizens Trust Company; the bank expanded through Rhode Island, opening a total of 29 branches in that state. It established Citizens Financial Group as a holding company when the bank acquired The Greenville Trust Company in 1954.
In 1985, Citizens changed status from a mutual savings bank to a federal stock savings bank. Expansion into other states began with Massachusetts in 1986. In 1988, Royal Bank of Scotland acquired Citizens. Under RBS ownership, Citizens acquired several smaller banks in New England to become the second largest bank in the region. In 1996, in conjunction with the acquisition of First NH Bank, the Bank of Ireland gained a 23.5% stake in Citizens, which RBS acquired two years to resume 100% ownership. In 1999, Citizens acquired the retail banking business of State Street Corporation increasing its footprint in Boston. Expansion outside New England began in 2001, when RBS purchased the retail banking division of Mellon Financial Corporation in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware for $2 billion. At one stroke, Citizens Bank became the second-largest bank in Pennsylvania, a major bank in both Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. In July 2003, the bank purchased the naming rights to the new home field of the Philadelphia Phillies, named Citizens Bank Park.
On January 17, 2003, Citizens Financial Group purchased Commonwealth Bancorp, the holding company for Commonwealth Bank, based in Norristown, Pennsylvania. In 2004, RBS purchased the credit card division of Connecticut-based People's Bank; this purchase allowed Citizens to market its own credit cards. In August 2004, Citizens Financial acquired Cleveland-based Charter One Financial, parent company of Charter One Bank, with branches in Illinois, Indiana, upstate New York, Vermont for $10.5 billion. Because Citizens Republic Bancorp of Flint, Michigan operated under the Citizens Bank name in most of Charter One's territory, Citizens Financial elected to keep the Charter One name in Charter One's Midwestern footprint. However, it re-branded the New Vermont branches as Citizens Bank; this purchase made Citizens Financial the 12th largest bank in the United States with over $131 billion in assets and 1,530 branches across 13 states. In early 2005, the Charter One name replaced the Citizens Bank banner on seven branches in Butler County, Pennsylvania.
This rebranding resolved a 3½-year-old name dispute with Butler-based Citizens National Bank. By mid 2005, Citizens National and Citizens Financial agreed to a compromise. Citizens National Bank changed its name to NexTier Bank, while the Citizens Financial Group branches reverted to the "Citizens Bank" name. A new corporate logo designed to show Citizens Bank's connection to the Royal Bank of Scotland debuted on April 26, 2005. In July 2006, Citizens Bank eliminated the mortgage department in Michigan and terminated over 100 employees. On September 1, 2007, the individual banks under Citizens Financial Group, excluding Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania, merged into RBS Citizens, N. A. In November 2008, Charter One sold its network of 65 branches in Indiana to Old National Bank which rebranded them under the Old National Bank banner; the transaction closed in June 2010. In 2014, Citizens sold 94 branches in metropolitan Chicago to U. S. Bancorp. Citizens Republic Bancorp was founded in Flint, Michigan in 1871 and merged with Republic Bank in 2006.
In 2007, Citizens Republic prevailed in a case to prevent Citizens Financial from using the similar name in Michigan and Ohio. FirstMerit Bank acquired Citizens Republic in 2013 and rebranded all branches as FirstMerit until 2016 when Huntington Bancshares acquired FirstMerit. With conflicting names no longer an issue, Citizens Bank announced June 30, 2014, that Charter One branches in Michigan and Ohio would be rebranded as Citizens Bank; the name change took place on April 27, 2015, bringing to an end the name Charter One in Cleveland. In May 2008, Citizens Financial Group failed to publicly announce that it was under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission for its involvement in the sub-prime mortgage crisis that devastated the U. S. housing market and bond investors around the world. The SEC only investigated banks if suspected of involvement in the purchase and sale of subprime securities. In 2008, the company anticipated writing off $2 billion in bad loans. Royal Bank of Scotland posted the biggest loss in British corporate history and announced cost cutting measures at Citizens.
A Philadelphia developer sued Citizens Bank January 27, 2010, for $8 billion, under a claim that the bank used sham accusations of default to recall loans in an effort to prop up its failing parent companies, Citizens Financial Group and "its ultimate parent, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group." Following the effective nationalization of RBS in 2008, speculation arose as to wheth
Canada's Food Guide
Canada's Food Guide is a nutrition guide produced by Health Canada. It is the second most requested Canadian government publication behind the Income Tax Forms; the Health Canada website states: "Food guides are basic education tools that are designed to help people follow a healthy diet." Canada's first food guide was introduced in 1942 to provide guidance to Canadians on proper nutrition during a period of time when wartime rations were common. The 1942 version was called the Official Food Rules. In 1944 the guide was renamed Canada's Food Rules. In 1962, the guidelines were renamed to Canada's Food Guide. In 1992 the name evolved to Canada's Food Guide to Healthy Eating and in 2007 it evolved to Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide. Canada's Food Guide was updated and released to the general public in January 2019. Unlike previous food guides' emphasis on food groups and recommended servings, the 2019 revision from Health Canada recommends eating "plenty of vegetables and fruits, whole grain foods and protein foods.
Choose protein foods that come from plants more often." The guide was prepared using scientific reports on food and health, excluding industry-commissioned reports given the potential for conflicts of interest, according to Health Canada. Many applauded the new guide. While acknowledging that the new food guide was a bold move from Health Canada, Sylvain Charlebois from Dalhousie University stated that it still missed the mark in some areas; the new guide makes it more obvious that Canada's agricultural trade policies aren’t synchronized with the ideal diet. He stated that the science-based process to create the guide itself excluded many other academic disciplines, like economics and history; the Guide recommends eating a variety of healthy foods each day including plenty of vegetables and fruits, protein foods, whole grain foods. It recommends choosing protein foods, it recommends limiting processed foods. The Guide recommends making water your drink of choice, it is a calorie-free, fat-free, sugar-free thirst quencher, essential to the body's metabolic functions.
Consumption of water should increase with an individual's physical activity. The Guide recommends avoiding beverages with added sugar or fat. Caffeinated beverages, fruit juices, energy drinks should only be consumed in moderation; the Guide recommends the following behaviors related to food: Be mindful of eating habits Cook more Enjoy food Eat meals with others Use food labels Be aware of food marketing Limit foods high in sodium, sugars or saturated fat In the past, Canada's Food Guide outlined how much of each specific food is equal to one serving and recommended eating a specific number of serving sizes across each of the four food groups. This approach has been updated to show a proportional plate. Instead of specific servings, the plate shows 50% of calories coming from vegetables and fruits, 25% of calories from whole grain foods, 25% of calories from protein foods. Health Canada has developed a guide catered to those who are First Nations, Inuit and Métis; this guide is similar to the general food guide, but includes more information on a diet that includes more foods native to Canada, such as wild game and fish.
The complete guide can be found on the Health Canada website. Canada's Food Guide official site History of Canada's Food Guides from 1942 to 2007 Canada's Physical Activity Guide to Healthy Living The politics of food guides, Daniel Schwartz, CBC News, 29 July 2012. Canada's Food Guide to Unhealthy Eating
Jaime González Airport
Jaime González Airport is an international airport that serves Cienfuegos, a city on the southern coast of Cuba, capital of the province of Cienfuegos. The airport is at an elevation of 31 m above mean sea level; the airport is an inactive Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces air base: 3684 Helicopter Regiment - Mil Mi-8TB transport helicopters, Mil Mi-24D attack/transport helicopter and Mil Mi-35 helicopter gunship/transport During the war the base was set up to use a non-descript number for postal operations. They used the Fleet Post Office, Atlantic located in New York, New York with the address: 317 FPO NY; the US Navy code word for Cienfuegos during the war was ODOP. Media related to Jaime González Airport at Wikimedia Commons cienfuegos.airportcuba.net Complete information about Jaime González airport Current weather for MUCF at NOAA/NWS Accident history for CFG at Aviation Safety Network
Condor incorporated as Condor Flugdienst GmbH, is a German leisure airline based in Frankfurt. It operates scheduled flights to leisure destinations in the Mediterranean, Africa, North America, South America, the Caribbean, its main base is at Frankfurt Airport. Condor is Germany's second-largest commercial airline based on fleet size and passengers flown, it is headquartered at Gateway Gardens near Frankfurt Airport. It is a subsidiary of the British Thomas Cook Group, but still partners with its former parent Lufthansa through the use of the Lufthansa Group's Miles & More program, its business lounges at Frankfurt Airport, as interline partners; the company was founded on 21 December 1955 as Deutsche Flugdienst GmbH, its ownership being split between Norddeutscher Lloyd, Hamburg America Line, Deutsche Lufthansa, Deutsche Bundesbahn. The initial fleet of three 36-passenger Vickers VC.1 Viking aircraft was based at Frankfurt Airport, the Lufthansa hub. Scheduled flight operations were launched on 29 March 1956 with a pilgrimage flight to Israel.
Further destinations flown to during the first year were Tenerife. In 1959, Lufthansa took over 95.5 % of the stake. Most condor flight is Group of the Condor Germany. In 1961, Deutsche Flugdienst took over its rival Condor-Luftreederei, subsequently changing its name to Condor Flugdienst GmbH, thus reintroducing the "Condor" name with Lufthansa. In 1962, Condor Flugdienst transported about 32,000 passengers and had a market share of 63.3% in the German leisure air travel. In 1966, the longhaul business was launched, with flights to Thailand, Ceylon and the Dominican Republic. In 1971, Condor became the world's first leisure airline to add the Boeing 747 to its fleet. In 1973, the airline generated a revenue of 291 million DM, surpassing all other leisure airlines worldwide. At that time, the Condor fleet consisted of two Boeing 747-200s, two 707s, ten 727s. During this period, the Condor Individuell system was launched, allowing direct flight bookings by passengers without the need of a travel agency.
In 1989, SunExpress was founded as a joint venture between Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines, aiming at leisure traffic between Germany and Turkey. Condor added Boeing 757 and Boeing 767 jets to its fleet, operated from the production workshop of Südflug, a 100% subsidiary of Condor. In 1991, as the first leisure carrier, Condor introduced a separate and more comfortable Comfort Class to its Boeing 767 long-haul fleet; the Südflug subsidiary was integrated into Condor in autumn 1992. In 1995, Condor expanded its shareholdings: Alpha Holding GmbH, Kreutzer Touristik GmbH, Fischer Reisen GmbH and Öger Tours GmbH, with 10%, became part of the Condor Tourism Group. Condor acquired Lufthansa’s 40% holding in the Turkish charter airline SunExpress, increased to 50%. In 1996, commemorating the 40th birthday of the airline, US painter James Rizzi created a special paint scheme, applied to one of Condor's Boeing 757s. With an order for 12 aircraft, the airline became the launch customer of the enlarged Boeing 757-300.
In 1998, Condor Flugdienst GmbH was owned by C&N Touristic AG. With the merger of Condor Flugdienst GmbH and NUR Touristic GmbH, Deutsche Lufthansa AG and KarstadtQuelle AG created the basis for an integrated tourism group with a European format – both partners have a 50% holding in the company. In 1998, Condor Berlin GmbH was founded as a wholly owned subsidiary with headquarters at Berlin Tegel Airport; as with all other German airlines, Condor was not allowed to operate into West Berlin until 1990. It used Airbus A320 aircraft, added to the fleet, replacing the Boeing 737 short-haul airliners. In the early 2000s, the Berlin business was moved to Schönefeld Airport. From 2000 onwards, the Condor shares held by Lufthansa were acquired by Thomas Cook; the process of transforming Condor from a Lufthansa subsidiary to a part of Thomas Cook (along with Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium and Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia began with the rebranding as Thomas Cook powered by Condor on 1 March 2003.
A new livery was introduced, featuring the Thomas Cook logo on the aircraft tail and the word "Condor" written in the font used by Thomas Cook Airlines. On 23 January 2004, Condor returned to the Condor brand name. By December 2006, the remaining Lufthansa shares only amounted to 24.9 percent, so that the last influence was lost. On 20 September 2007, shortly after having taken over LTU International, Air Berlin announced its intention to acquire Condor in a share swap deal, it was intended to buy the 75.1 percent of Condor shares held by Thomas Cook, with the remaining Lufthansa assets being acquired in 2010. In return, Thomas Cook would take up 29.99 percent of the Air Berlin stock. On 11 September 2008, the plan was abandoned. In December 2010, Thomas Cook Group chose the Airbus A320 family as preferred short-medium haul aircraft type for its airlines, with a review concerning the longhaul aircraft scheduled for 2011. On 17 September 2012, the airline signed a codeshare agreement with the Mexican low-cost carrier, Volaris.
On 12 March 2013, Condor a