Indira Gandhi International Airport serves as the major international aviation hub of the Indian capital city of New Delhi as well as India. The airport, spread over an area of 5,106 acres, is situated in Palam, 15 km south-west of the New Delhi railway station and 16 km from New Delhi city centre. Named after former Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi, it is the busiest airport in India in terms of passenger traffic since 2009, it is the busiest airport in the country in terms of cargo traffic, overtaking Mumbai during late 2015. In the calendar year 2018, it was the 12th busiest airport in the world and 6th busiest airport in Asia by passenger traffic handling nearly 70 million passengers, it is the world's busiest airport for Airbus A320 aircraft. The under construction expansion program will increase the airport's capacity to handle 100 million passengers by 2030; the airport was operated by the Indian Air Force before its management was transferred to the Airports Authority of India. In May 2006, the management of the airport was passed over to Delhi International Airport Limited, a consortium led by the GMR Group.
In September 2008, the airport inaugurated a 4,430 m runway. With the commencement of operations at Terminal 3 in 2010, it became India's and South Asia's largest aviation hub; the Terminal 3 building has a capacity to handle 34 million passengers annually and is the world's 8th largest passenger terminal. The airport uses an advanced system called Airport Collaborative Decision Making to help keep takeoffs and landings timely and predictable. In 2010, IGIA was conferred the fourth best airport award in the world in the 15–25 million category, Best Improved Airport in the Asia-Pacific Region by Airports Council International; the airport was rated as the Best airport in the world in the 25–40 million passengers category in 2015, by Airports Council International. Delhi Airport was awarded The Best Airport in Central Asia and Best Airport Staff in Central Asia at the Skytrax World Airport Awards 2015. IGI stood first in the new rankings for 2015 Airport Service Quality Awards conducted by Airports Council International.
The airport, along with Mumbai Airport was adjudged "World's Best Airport" at Airport Service Quality Awards 2017 in the highest category of airports handling more than 40 million passengers annually. The other airport serving Delhi NCR is Hindon Airport, much smaller in size and handles regional flights out of the city under the government's UDAN. Safdarjung Airport is used by VVIP helicopters and small charter aircraft as it is t a small airport. Jewar Airport is being planned to offset the load of Indira Gandhi International Airport. Safdarjung Airport was built in 1930 and was the main airport for Delhi until 1962. Due to increasing passenger traffic at Safdarjung, civilian operations were moved to Palam Airport in 1962. Palam Airport had been built during World War II as RAF Station Palam and after the British left, it served as an Air Force Station for the Indian Air Force. Palam Airport had a peak capacity of around 1,300 passengers per hour. Owing to an increase in air traffic in the 1970s, an additional terminal with nearly four times the area of the old Palam terminal was constructed.
In 1979-80, a total of 3 million domestic and international passengers flew into and out of Palam Airport. With the inauguration of a new international terminal, on 2 May 1986, the airport was renamed as Indira Gandhi International Airport. On 31 January 2006, the aviation minister Praful Patel announced that the empowered Group of Ministers have agreed to sell the management-rights of Delhi Airport to the DIAL consortium and the Mumbai airport to the GVK Group. On 2 May 2006, the management of Delhi and Mumbai airports were handed over to the private consortia. Delhi International Airport Limited is a consortium of the GMR Group and Malaysia Airports, the Airports Authority of India retains a 26% stake. Nine years in May 2015, Malaysia Airports chose to exit from DIAL venture and sold its entire 10% stake to majority share holder GMR Infra for $79 million. Following this GMR Group's stake at DIAL increased to 64%. Earlier GMR indicated; the old domestic airport is known as Terminal 1 and handles domestic flights for all budget airlines.
The terminal is divided into three separate buildings – 1A, 1B, the Domestic Arrival Terminal 1C and the newly constructed departure terminal 1D, now used by all domestic low-cost airlines. There is a separate Technical Area for VVIP passengers. Significant growth in Indian aviation industry led to a major increase in passenger traffic; the capacity of Terminal 1 was estimated to be 7.15 million passengers per annum. Actual throughput for 2005/06 was an estimated 10.4 million passengers. Including the now-closed international terminal, the airport had a total capacity of 12.5 million passengers per year, whereas the total passenger traffic in 2006/07 was 16.5 million passengers per year. In 2008, total passenger count at the airport reached 23.97 million. In order to ease the traffic congestion on the existing terminals, a much larger Terminal 3 was constructed and inaugurated on 3 July 2010; the new terminal's construction took 37 months for completion and this terminal increased airport's total passenger capacity by 34 million.
Apart from the three budget airlines handled by Terminal 1, all other airlines operate their flights from Terminal 3. Delhi Airport has three near-paralle
Halton High School is a coeducational, private university/college preparatory secondary school in the city of Toronto, Canada. Located in the Birchcliff community in the south eastern section of the city, Halton High School is registered and inspected by the Ontario Ministry of Education and offers a program leading to the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Located in Halton Region west of Toronto, the School has provided its students with an array of educational services that include: secondary school credit courses, course upgrades and guidance in the sometimes complex world of University and College applications. Access to professional counseling and complete psycho-educational assessments can be provided where indicated. HHS distinguishes itself from other institutions with its unique approach to education, applying the "whole student", outcomes based approach in its instruction, in addition to its focus on individual planning for each student. In order to apply this approach, HHS works with specialists in the areas of Special Education, Experiential Education and Educational Psychology, in order to ensure that each student is able to access the accommodations necessitated by his/her learning profile and the appropriate stimulation in the classroom.
Halton High School follows the curriculum guidelines established by the Ontario Ministry of Education offering courses at the College, University-College and University Preparatory levels along with opportunities for enriched studies through Advanced Placement courses. In addition to its academic offerings, the School offers a full ESL language program and IELTS test preparation for international students. Halton High School is a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural, multi-lingual and non-denominational high school that welcomes and embraces students of all cultural backgrounds both domestic and international. Students are enrolled in courses on the basis of ability and previous educational experiences; the School has a selective admissions process and provides an internal transcript evaluation process to determine placement at one of the following levels: Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12 GAP Year - Post-Graduate Preparation Class sizes vary from 5-8 students, providing close teacher-student interaction and teacher support.
The Toro Rosso STR10 is a Formula One racing car which Scuderia Toro Rosso used to compete in the 2015 Formula One season. It was driven by Carlos Sainz, Jr.. The car was launched on 31 January 2015. Toro Rosso introduced an extensively modified STR10 for the final pre-season tests at the Barcelona circuit in late February, with a shorter nose, new aerodynamics and a new suspension. According to the team's technical director, James Key, this revised STR10 was "actually the'real' racecar." The car proved quite competitive throughout the season, managing to score 67 points and a pair of 4th places for Verstappen in the Hungarian and United States Grands Prix. The results allowed Toro Rosso to end the season with 7th place in the World Constructors' Championship, 11 points behind the Mercedes-powered Lotus; this was the last Renault-engine Toro Rosso, before the team returned to Ferrari power units for the 2016 season. † Driver failed to finish the race, but was classified as they had completed greater than 90% of the race distance.
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Caledon is a town in the Overberg region in the Western Cape province of South Africa, located about 100 kilometres east of Cape Town next to mineral-rich hot springs. As of 2011 it had a population of 13,020, it is located in, the seat of, the Theewaterskloof Local Municipality. Caledon is situated on 113 kilometres by road from central Cape Town. At Caledon the N2 is met by the R316 from Arniston and Bredasdorp, the R320 from Hermanus, it is located on the Overberg branch railway line, 141 kilometres by rail from Cape Town station. The Caledon district is an agricultural region. Most agricultural activities involve grain production with a certain amount of stock farming; the town is locally well known for the Caledon Spa and Casino and for its rolling hills and yellow canola fields in spring. The town has a Mediterranean climate of cool, wet winters. Temperatures are modified by its close proximity to the South Atlantic Ocean, just over the Klein River Mountains to the south; the place was known in Dutch as Bad agter de Berg.
A bath house was built in 1797 and a village called Swartberg sprang up, renamed Caledon in honor of the Irish peer Du Pre Alexander, 2nd Earl of Caledon, the first British governor of the Cape. The writer Peter Dreyer was born in Caledon at the Caledon Baths Hotel in 1939. Rhodesian government minister P. K. van der Byl retired to Caledon and subsequently died there, in Fairfield. The Caledon Casino and Spa Caledon Museum, Constitution Street. Caledon History
Braxton "Brack" Cornett was a prominent Texas outlaw from 1887 to 1888. He grew up in and around Goliad County, he is most well known as a member of the Bill Whitley gang. The gang was formed in February 1887 to rob trains, but their first outing in early May 1887 was a bust. However, on 18 May, they robbed the Missouri-Pacific train while it was stopped at McNeill Junction, thirteen miles outside of San Antonio, getting away with about $4,000; the next month they robbed the east bound train from San Antonio near Flatonia, in Fayette County, getting away with over $7,000. In 1888, Whitley and the gang robbed the bank in Cisco, escaping with $25,000. Several days they stopped an I&GN train and stole $20,000. On June 18, 1888, using the alias "Captain Dick" led the band that robbed the Southern Pacific near Schulenburg, Texas, it was "the most daring train robbery that occurred in Texas", according to The New York Times. That same year Cornett and the gang planned to rob a Southern Pacific train out of Harwood, Texas, on September 22.
U. S. Marshal John Rankin somehow received advance notice of the robbers' plans and hid himself, Deputy Duval West, a number of Texas Rangers on board the train. Just three miles outside of town, the gang stopped the train and attempted to rob it but were driven off by the lawmen. However, the gang went on to successful rob another train near Flatonia, Texas. On September 25, 1888, in Floresville, Wilson County, the gang was run to ground by a contingent of U. S. Marshals. There was a massive shootout in which Bill Whitley was killed and one other gang member taken prisoner. Cornett himself fled alone on horseback. There are two stories about how Cornett met his death at the hands of Texas lawman Alfred Allee near the town of Frio, Texas. In one version, Cornett was shot dead in a gun battle. Regardless, Allee collected various express company rewards of $3,800 for bringing down Cornett. Nash, Robert. Encyclopedia of Western Lawmen & Outlaws. Da Capo. ISBN 0-306-80591-X
Music is a Hungry Ghost is an album by the German post-rock group To Rococo Rot in collaboration with the New York City turntablist I-Sound. It was released on May 8, 2001, was the band's first album for the Mute Records label. All songs written To Rococo Rot. "A Number of Things" – 4:16 "For a Moment" – 4:35 "How We Never Went to Bed" – 4:18 "First" – 2:30 "From Dream to Daylight" – 4:14 "Your Secrets, a Few Words" – 3:14 "Along the Route" – 2:57 "Overhead" – 4:09 "Koko" – 0:38 "Pantone" – 2:59 "Mazda in the Mist" – 4:22 "She Tended to Forget" – 2:30 "The Trance of Travel" – 5:00 Music is a Hungry Ghost at Metacritic