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Macau International Airport

Macau International Airport is an international airport in the special administrative region of Macau, situated at the eastern end of Taipa island and neighbouring waters which opened for commercial operations on 9 November 1995, during Portuguese administration of the region. Since the airport has been a common transfer point for people traveling between the Mainland and Taiwan, as well as a passenger hub for destinations in mainland China and Southeast Asia. During 2006, the airport handled 220,000 tonnes of cargo. In 2017 the number of passengers had increased to 7,165,803, more than the 6 million passengers per year the terminal was designed for; the airport's designed capacity is 6,000,000 passengers per year, with processing capacity of up to 2,000 passengers per hour. The airport does not have a night curfew. There are 24 parking spaces for aircraft with 5 jetways. There are 10 gates; as in Hong Kong, Macau has its own immigration policies and is a separate customs territory from mainland China.

All travellers, including those to mainland China and Hong Kong, need to go through the immigration and customs inspections of international flights. The airport's runway was built on a strip of reclaimed land in the sea, adjacent to Taipa Island, where the main terminal and air traffic control facilities are located; the runway is connected to the apron by two causeways. Runway 34 is ILS CAT II equipped. Navigational and radio aids are located at either end of the runway. Despite its small area, the airport is capable of handling Boeing 747s and Antonov 124s, which forms a vital freight link between local manufacturers and overseas markets, its catering facility can produce up to 10,000 meals per day. Other tenants of the airport are the Macau Customs Service, the Macau Immigration Department/Services,the Macau Business Aviation Centre, Servair Macau and Menzies Macau. All flights between Macau and Taiwan region; the airport is connected by public transit bus routes, light rail, private cars, regional coach services.

For passengers transferring to China or Hong Kong, a "two customs, one checkpoint" service is provided. Passengers can use a bus shuttle directly from the airport to the New Macau Ferry Terminal or the Taipa Ferry Terminal without passing Macau immigration. Towards Macau Peninsula, Taipa and Coloane Transmac routes: 26 - Bacia Norte do Patane ↔ Merado Municipal de Coloane 51A - The Praia ↔ Av. Vale das Borboletas AP1 - Portas do Cerco ↺ Aeroporto de Macau AP1X - Praça das Portas do Cerco ↺ Aeroporto de Macau MT4 - Parque M. Dr. Sun Yat SenTerminal Marítimo de Passageiros da Taipa T. C. M. Routes: N2 - Bacia Norte do Patane ↔ Terminal Marítimo de Passageiros da Taipa 36 - Rotunda Leonel Sousa ↺ Aeroporto de Macau MT1 - Praceta 24 de Junho ↺ Aeroporto de Macau Cross-Border Coach connects Macau International Airport with mainland locations like Huadao, Panyu, Gongbei Port of Entry and Hengqin Border; the "two customs, one checkpoint" service is available to the Hengqin Border. Macau Light Rail Transit will be located at the Avenida Wai Long, Airport Station is close to Macau International Airport.

In addition, the seamless connection between the Station and the footbridge allows passengers to access the Airport and the hotels nearby. Civil Aviation Authority of Macau SAR Media related to Macau International Airport at Wikimedia Commons Macau International Airport Macau International Airport at the Wayback Machine Current weather for VMMC at NOAA/NWS Accident history for MFM at Aviation Safety Network

Ninos Aho

Ninos Aho, was an Assyrian poet and activist. He is recognized one of the pioneers of the modern Assyrian nationalistic movement. Malfono Ninos Aho was born to an Assyrian family in the small village of Gerkeh-Shamo in Syria, he moved to Qamishli and to Damascus in order to continue his studies. In 1971, Aho emigrated to the United States. After residing in the United States for twenty years, Malfono Ninos returned to Syria with his wife and their four children in order to authentically promote his belief in the Assyrian cause. In 2001, Aho and his family returned to the United States when Aho was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, he died due to complications in July 15, 2013 in San Pedro, CA. Malfono Ninos Aho was involved in Assyrian nationalist activism at an early age, he joined the Assyrian Democratic Organization in 1961 during an underground assembly. In order to circumvent official crackdown on non-Arab nationalist sentiments he utilized his poems to be recited by local Syriac Orthodox church choirs in order to reach the public.

He gained wider popularity after emigrating to the United States and his poems were performed by prominent Middle Eastern musicians such as Ninib A. Lahdo and Wadi al-Safi. Most of his poems like"Grain of wheat were written in Western Syriac vernacular, while others like New Assyrian in the eastern vernacular. Official website The Ninos Aho Assyrian Poetry Fund - Harvard University

Cleghorn Lakes Wilderness

The Cleghorn Lakes Wilderness is a 33,475-acre wilderness area in the southern Mojave Desert. It is located 16 miles northeast of Twentynine Palms, 20 miles north of Joshua Tree National Park, it is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. Named for the dry lakes found at the center of the wilderness area, this area has a variety of natural resources; the east portion is mountainous while the west portion is bajada. Elevations range from 1,400 feet at the desert floor to the rugged Bullion Mountains, which rise more than 4,100 feet across a 4-mile stretch. Wildlife includes Desert bighorn sheep on the slopes, desert tortoise in the valley floor and bajada habitats. Native plants include: Barrel cactus, Smoke trees" in some bajadas; the Cleghorn Lakes offer occasional spring wildflower displays. The Crucifixion Thorn shrub has been found near the eastern edge of the wilderness boundary, it is native to California and Sonora state in Mexico. It listed by the California Native Plant Society as rare in California, but is more common elsewhere in the lower Sonoran Deserts.

Flora of the California desert regions Natural history of the Mojave Desert Protected areas of the Mojave Desert Bureau of Land Management−BLM: official Cleghorn Lakes Wilderness website

1964 Chatham Cup

The 1964 Chatham Cup was the 37th annual nationwide knockout football competition in New Zealand. The competition was run on a regional basis, with regional associations each holding separate qualifying rounds; as there were different numbers of rounds in each region, the round names given here are only approximate. Other teams taking part in the final rounds are known to have included Napier Rovers. Noteworthy incidents which occurred during the 1964 Chatham Cup include a match between Kawerau and Whakatane Town, delayed for 20 minutes after a goal collapsed when Whakatane forward B. Good slid into the net while scoring his side's first goal. A match between Mount Roskill and Whangarei High School Old Boys was delayed when a late switch of venue caused several Whangarei players to fail to arrive at the ground; the match was delayed before Whangarei took to the field with several reserve players. The Mount had the perfect start to the final, with Geoff Cozens scoring in the second minute. Ray Darby doubled the lead halfway through the first half, the Aucklanders went to the break 2-0 up.

Darby made it three in the 73rd minute, the 80th-minute strike from Tech's Bill Porteous was a consolation effort. Claudelands Rovers beat either Huntly Hamilton beat either Tokoroa or Huntly Rec. Sport. Soccer Statistics Foundation New Zealand 1964 page

Insadong Scandal

Insadong Scandal is a 2009 South Korean film about a cold-hearted mogul who hires a group of art restoration experts to steal a Joseon dynasty masterpiece. A fabled painting from a royal palace is discovered after 400 years. Once properly restored, it could fetch at least $40 million in the international auction market. Bae is the owner of the gallery, she commissions a restoration artist, to unveil the painting's true form and purpose. Kim Rae-won... Lee Kang-jun Uhm Jung-hwa... Bae Tae-jin Im Ha-ryong... Madam Kwon Hong Soo-hyun... Choi Ha-kyeong Kim Jung-tae... Jang Seok-jin Kim Byeong-ok... Officer Kang Ma Dong-seok... Sang-baek Oh Jung-se... Keun-bok Ko Chang-seok... Forgery factory president Official website Insadong Scandal at HanCinema Insadong Scandal at the Korean Movie Database Insadong Scandal on IMDb


The Footbonaut is a football training machine which fires balls at different speeds and trajectories at players, who must control and pass the ball into a highlighted square. In addition to honing ball skills, the machine is designed to improve a player's reaction time. Footbonaut was invented by Christian Güttler in Germany; the machine is described as a robotic cage. The Footbanaut, which costs $3.5 million is as large as an apartment with a cube shape and is capable of firing balls from a range of 360 degrees at different speeds and trajectories toward the training players. The players, who are standing inside a circle, must control the ball and pass it through one of 72 gates. Mario Götze's winning goal of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final has been credited to his years of practice using Footbonaut; the Footbonaut is credited for the success of Borussia Dortmund, who first used the machine. It was reported that the team achieved its highest finish - ninth - in the Bundesliga for five years after using the contraption.

There are three clubs using Footbonaut in their training