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A heliport, helidrome or rotor station is an area of land, water, or structure used or intended to be used for the landing and takeoff of helicopters, includes its buildings and facilities. In other words, it is a small airport suitable for use by helicopters and some other vertical lift platforms. Designated heliports contain one or more touchdown and liftoff area and may have limited facilities such as fuel or hangars. In some larger towns and cities, customs facilities may be available. Early advocates of helicopters hoped that heliports would become widespread, but they have become contentious in urban areas due to the excessive noise caused by helicopter traffic. Other terms used to refer to a heliport are: Helistop - A term sometimes used to describe a minimally developed heliport for boarding and discharging passengers or cargo. Helipad - A term oftentimes confused with heliport or helistop; the only reference of this term in the U. S. by the FAA is found in the Aeronautical Information Manual Pilot/Controller Glossary of Terms, which says: A small, designated area with a prepared surface, on a heliport, landing/takeoff area, apron/ramp, or movement area used for takeoff, landing, or parking of helicopters.

In other words, the TLOF. Helideck - Used to describe the landing area on a vessel or offshore structure on which helicopters may land and take off; the airspace surrounding the heliport is called the Primary Surface. This area coincides in size with the designated take-off and landing area; this surface is a horizontal plane equal to the elevation of the established heliport elevation. The Primary Surface is further broken down into three distinct regions; these are, the Final Approach and Takeoff area and the Safety Area. The TLOF is a load-bearing paved area centered in the FATO, on which the helicopter lands and/or takes off; the FATO is a defined area over which the pilot completes the final phase of the approach to a hover or a landing and from which the pilot initiates takeoff. The FATO elevation is the lowest elevation of the edge of the TLOF; the Safety Area is a defined area on a heliport surrounding the FATO intended to reduce the risk of damage to helicopters accidentally diverging from the FATO.

In a large metropolitan and urban areas a heliport can serve passengers needing to move within the city or to outlying regions. Heliports can be situated closer to a town or city center than an airport for fixed-wing aircraft; the advantage in flying by helicopter to a destination or to the city's main airport is that travel can be much faster than driving. As an example, the Downtown Manhattan Heliport in New York City provides scheduled service to John F. Kennedy International Airport and is used to move wealthy persons and important goods to destinations as far away as Maryland; some skyscrapers feature rooftop heliports or helistops to serve the transport needs of executives or clients. Many of these rooftop sites serve as Emergency Helicopter Landing Facilities in case emergency evacuation is needed; the U. S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles is an example. Police departments use heliports as a base for police helicopters, larger departments may have a dedicated large heliport facility dedicated such as the LAPD Hooper Heliport.

Heliports are common features at hospitals where they serve to facilitate Helicopter Air Ambulance and MEDEVACs for transferring patients into and out of hospital facilities. Some large trauma centers have multiple heliports. Heliports allow hospitals to accept patients that may be flown in from remote accident sites where there are no local hospitals or facilities capable of providing the level of emergency care required; the National EMS Pilots Association has published multiple white papers and safety recommendations for the enhancement of hospital heliport operations to improve patient safety. While heliports can be oriented in any direction they will have definitive approach and departure paths. However, heliports are not numbered in the same way. Recommended standard practice by both the Federal Aviation Administration and the International Civil Aviation Organization is to orient an H in the center of the TLOF in line with the preferred approach/departure direction. An information box should be included in the TLOF area which provides the maximum gross weight the heliport is rated for as well as the maximum size helicopter the heliport has been designed to accommodated, based on the Rotor Diameter and Overall Length of the largest design helicopter that will service the heliport.

Under normal conditions it is standard practice to paint the maximum gross weight a heliport is designed to support in thousands of pounds. Along with the maximum helicopter dimensions in feet. Arrows are oftentimes painted on the heliport to indicate to pilots the preferred approach/departure paths. Other common markings can include radio frequencies, company logos and magnetic north. To conduct nighttime operations at a heliport it must have lighting installed that meets specific aeronautical standards. Heliport perimeter lights are installed around the TLOF area an may be flush mounted on the TLOF itself or mounted just off the TLOF perimeter on short metal or concrete extensions. One alternative to lighting the TLOF if certain criteria is met is to light the area of the FATO instead; some locations, due to environmental conditions, illuminate the TLOF and FATO. Lighting should never constitute an obstruction that a helicopter may impact and for this reason in the U. S. heliport lighting is not allo

Jan Finney

Jan Finney is an American female mixed martial artist. She competes in the 135-pound bantamweight division. Finney played softball at Kenton Ridge High Urbana University. Finney made her professional MMA debut on November 6, 2004, at HOOKnSHOOT: Evolution and defeated Rikki Burnett by Unanimous Decision, she entered the 2005 HOOKnSHOOT Women's Grand Prix on November 19, 2005, but was defeated by Julie Kedzie in the second round of the tournament. She faced Kedzie again in a rematch on October 7, 2006, at KOTC: Meltdown, but was once again defeated by Unanimous Decision. Finney faced Keiko Tamai at BodogFight – Costa Rica on February 16, 2007, she lost the fight via armbar submission in the second round. Finney was scheduled to face Gina Carano at Elite XC/K-1 HERO's Dynamite!! USA on June 2, 2007, but the fight was cancelled. Finney made her ShoXC debut on July 2007, against Shayna Baszler, she was defeated by armbar submission in the first round. She faced Kedzie for a third time on September 29, 2007, in HOOKnSHOOT, but lost the fight by technical knockout in the second round.

Finney is managed by Wade Hampel of Big Fight Management. Finney entered the one-night 2007 HOOKnSHOOT Women's Grand Prix on November 24, 2007, she faced Miesha Tate in the opening round. After three rounds, the fight went to an overtime round. Following the overtime round, the fight was again ruled a Draw and the referee awarded the victory to Tate. Finney moved up in weight to face Erin Toughill at PFC 11: All In on November 20, 2008. Finney was defeated by Unanimous Decision. Finney entered the Freestyle Cage Fighting Women's Bantamweight Grand Prix at FCF 39 on January 30, 2010, she defeated Lizbeth Carreiro by Unanimous Decision. On March 27, 2010, Finney defeated Adrienna Jenkins by Unanimous Decision at FCF 40 to advance to the finals of the FCF tournament. However, FCF agreed to release Finney from her contract in order for Finney to sign with Strikeforce and she was replaced in the FCF tournament final by Jenkins. Finney made her Strikeforce debut on June 26, 2010, at Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum.

She faced current Women's Middleweight Champion Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos and lost the fight via KO in the second round. Finney faced Liz Carmouche at Strikeforce Challengers: Wilcox vs. Ribeiro on November 19, 2010, she lost the fight via TKO in the third round. Finney faced world champion boxer Holly Holm in a mixed martial arts bout at Fresquez Productions: Clash in the Cage on September 9, 2011, she was defeated by TKO in the third round. Finney was scheduled to face Kaitlin Young in the main event of Freestyle Cage Fighting 49 on October 1, but withdrew from the fight and was replaced by Liz Carreiro. Finney once dated mixed martial arts fighter Mike Patt. List of female mixed martial artists Jan Finney Awakening Profile Professional MMA record for Jan Finney from Sherdog profile


INDEVCO Group, an international group of manufacturing companies, manufactures corrugated and paper packaging, tissue, as well as household and personal care disposables. The group, headquartered in Ajaltoun, operates in over 65 countries and employs around 9400 people in 60 companies; the Group is divided into 4 main divisions: serving Africa, Middle East, North America Their Consumer Products division comprises 5 member companies, manufacturing consumer products. From factories located in Egypt, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates, their Paper Containers division is composed of 12 corrugated packaging manufacturing plants in Egypt, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, United States.. Their Flexible Packaging division contains 10 manufacturing plants for paper and plastic films and bags in Lebanon and Saudi Arabia, their Paper Making division includes 4 manufacturing plants in Egypt, USA. Plants in Egypt and Lebanon produce 100% recycled recycled, virgin paper, while those in the U. S. manufacture recycled and kraft linerboard, recycled corrugated medium.

Some lines of business fall outside these four divisions: Phoenix Group of Companies, operating Phoenix Machinery and Phoenix Energy, Phoenix manufactures machinery for tissue and hygiene converting for the Middle East North Africa region. It manufactures CNC components and machined parts and refurbishes used machinery. Phoenix Energy supplies renewable energy products for the Middle North Africa. Including solar water heaters and biomass boilers Snaidero Middle East, a joint venture with the Italian furniture manufacturer Snaidero, manufactures kitchen cabinets, other household furniture

The Duck Variations

The Duck Variations is a 1972 play by American playwright David Mamet. The play depicts a discussion taking place between two elderly men sitting on a park bench watching ducks; the dialogue begins with the mating habits of ducks and runs to examine law and death. The principal irony is that the men know nothing about ducks. If they did, it would not improve their beautiful fugue on the theme of the possibility of happiness. Rather they use what experience has taught them and scattered incorrect ideas and facts to make guesses, they each assure the other. By argument and occasional agreement a composite view of ducks and by extension, the world, begins to emerge; the play is focused around two old men. Although it is played that the two men do not know of each other, they awkwardly begin to talk to each other; as they fumble for topics to speak upon, somehow they always end up reverting to the ducks swimming around in the lake. Although their conversations seem misguided, as they talk about the ducks, many wise conversations are discussed.

They talk about the leader of the ducks, how every other duck follows that leader. When the leader duck dies a new leader must be chosen, they talk about how everything the ducks do has a purpose. Within the dialog of the men, they talk about why things occur friendship, death, not only in reference to the ducks, but in human nature; the play was performed in 1972 at the Saint Nicholas Theatre, directed by Mamet. The double bill of Sexual Perversity in Chicago, The Duck Variations was produced Off-Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theatre, from June 16, 1976 to April 17, 1977; the plays won Best New American Play. The play was presented at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, Los Angeles in 2008, as part of a program titled "Two Unrelated Plays by David Mamet," starring Harold Gould as Emil and Michael Lerner as George. According to Charles McNulty, The Duck Variations, about seniors and death, is paired with Sexual Perversity in Chicago, about young adults and sex

1988 NBL Finals

The 1988 NBL Finals was the championship series of the 1988 season of Australia's National Basketball League and the conclusion of the season's playoffs. The Canberra Cannons defeated the North Melbourne Giants in three games for their third NBL championship; the 1988 National Basketball League Finals concluded on 7 August. The playoffs consisted of two knockout Quarter finals, two best of three Semi-finals and the best of three game Grand Final series; as the two top teams at the end of the regular season, the Adelaide 36ers and North Melbourne Giants both qualified for home court advantage during the Semi-finals. The finals series were played earlier than usual due to the 1988 Summer Olympic Games which were held at the time the NBL held their finals. 1988 NBL season

Lokesh Kumar Meena

Lokesh Kumar Meena is an Indian marathoner and ultra-marathoner. He represented India at 2018 IAU Trail World Championships held in Spain. In 2018, he set an Asian record for Men's marathon indoors. Lokesh set a new Fastest Known Time with a timing of 05 hours: 30 minutes:50 seconds for Catoctin National Recreational Trail a 26.6 mi hiking trail that traverses federal and municipal woodlands along the northern half of Catoctin Mountain in Frederick County in central Maryland, USA. The hilly terrain is typical of western Maryland with large sections canopied under dense forest cover. Meena did not run competitively until he was about 26–27 years old in 2014. On 24 June 2018, Meena won the 8th Grant-Pierce Indoor Marathon which a time of 3 hours 13 minutes 19 seconds; the time was a record for an Asian runner in indoor men's marathon according to Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Outside of running, Meena works at the Embassy of Washington DC as an attaché diplomat, he is married to Nirma and they have three daughters.

He is a regular in the running clubs in the DC area. Lokesh Kumar Meena on Twitter