Royal Jordanian Airlines is the flag carrier airline of Jordan with its head office in Amman, operating scheduled international services over four continents from its main base at Queen Alia International Airport. Royal Jordanian is a member of the Oneworld airline alliance; the airline operates over 500 flights per week, with at least 110 daily departures and was known as Alia Royal Jordanian Airlines. The airline was established on 9 December 1963 and started operations on 15 December 1963 after a royal decree by the late King Hussein, it was named Alia after Princess Alia bint Al Hussein of Jordan. It is a common misconception that the airline was named after the King's third wife, Queen Alia whom King Hussein did not marry until 1972; the airline was founded with capital from private shareholders but the Jordanian government took over the company. Alia started operations with two Handley Page Dart Heralds and a Douglas DC-7 aircraft, serving Kuwait City and Cairo from Amman. In 1964, another DC-7 was added and service began to Jeddah.
In 1965, Alia initiated service to its first destination in Europe. The progress made by the airline was threatened by an Israeli air raid during the 1967 Six-Day War when the DC-7 aircraft were destroyed, they were replaced by two Fokker F27 Friendship airliners. In 1968, the airline expanded its route pattern to Nicosia, Benghazi and Doha. 1969 saw the addition of service to Munich and Tehran. In 1970, Alia joined the jet age when they ordered Boeing 707 aircraft. Frankfurt and Abu Dhabi were added to the network; the 707s were delivered in 1971. In that year, service was initiated to Madrid and Karachi. During the rest of the decade, Boeing 720s, Boeing 727s, Boeing 747s were added to the fleet. A catering department was established, duty-free shops were opened at Amman airport. Services were added to destinations including: Bahrain, Muscat, Geneva, Baghdad, Vienna, New York City and Ras al-Khaimah. In 1979, Alia became a founding member of the Arab Airlines Technical Consortium. In the 1980s, Tunis and Tripoli joined the route map, Alia's IBM computer center was inaugurated.
Lockheed L-1011 Tristars, Airbus A310s and Airbus A320s joined the fleet. In 1986, Alia changed its name to Royal Jordanian; the airline's first woman pilot flew one of their aircraft during this decade. Service was added to Belgrade, Los Angeles, Bucharest, Riyadh, Kuala Lumpur – in cooperation with MAS, Sana'a, Montreal, Delhi and Ankara; this decade saw the introduction of the Gabriel Automated Ticket System –. The 1990s saw further expansion. Royal Jordanian and nine other Arab air carriers signed up for the Galileo CRS; the IMCS maintenance and engineering system was added, a new Amman city air terminal was opened at the 7th Circle of the Jordanian capital, services to Rafah started, since halted. The cities of Toronto, Jakarta, Mumbai and Tel Aviv were added to the network. In November, 1997 Royal Jordanian became a code-sharing partner with the US carrier Trans World Airlines and moved operations into the TWA Flight Center at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. In 2000, the U.
S. Federal Aviation Administration renewed the airline's maintenance and engineering department's license; the duty-free shop was among the services to be privatised. A holding company, RJI, wholly owned by the government, was incorporated as a public limited company in February 2001 to hold all the airline's and associated investments; the airline's name was changed on 5 February 2001 to Alia – The Royal Jordanian Airlines Company, although travellers still use the popular name of Royal Jordanian. The flag carrier's subsidiary Royal Wings now operates an Airbus A320-212 aircraft on both scheduled and charter services to destinations in Egypt and Israel. On 20 December 2006, Royal Jordanian announced that they would replace two Airbus A321s with two new units, order four new Airbus A319s to enter service in early 2008. In April 2007, Royal Jordanian became part of Oneworld, thus becoming the first Arab airline to join such a global alliance system; the following month, the airline announced an order for a total of 10 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, for service entry in 2010.
This is the first order. Montreal was re-added to the network on 25 May 2007, after the route was cancelled in 1997. During May, Royal Jordanian was the sponsor of the World Economic Forum, held at the Dead Sea, Jordan. On 11 July 2007, Royal Jordanian celebrated thirty years of non-stop service between Amman and New York City, making it the longest serving Arab airline to this gateway to the U. S.. RJ won the "Airline Strategy Award" in the technology category at the sixth annual Airline Strategy Awards on 16 July 2007. On 23 July, RJ saw the introduction of cargo flights, Damascus being the first destination served from Amman, using a Boeing 737. Royal Jordanian made its first flight to Budapest, on 28 July, using an Embraer 195. In October, RJ announced the switch of two Embraer 195 jets of its original order to two Embraer 175 jets. Royal Jordanian opened a new lounge at King Hussein International Airport in Aqaba. RJ will be the first Middle East airline to provide its passengers with OnAir's in-flight Internet and mobile phone services, including e-mail, SMS and voice calls.
Royal Jordanian has upgraded its three Airbus A310s at
Get Along is the third DVD released by Canadian indie rock duo Tegan and Sara. It was released November 15, 2011 by Warner Bros. Records and was reissued on vinyl in April 2012. Get Along is a collection of a live album; the first film, States, is a 30-minute documentary that showcases American touring footage and interviews with Tegan and Sara, detailing the early stages of their career and interactions with their fans. The second film, India, is a 25-minute documentary shot during Tegan and Sara's tour of India, utilising interview footage with the band as well as their family and friends; the third film, For the Most Part, is a 70-minute stripped-down studio concert, shot before a live audience of 75 people over two days at The Warehouse Studios in Vancouver. Get Along was nominated for Best Long Form Music Video at the 2013 Grammy Awards, but lost to Big Easy Express by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros; the following is the track listing on the included live album. All tracks are written by Tegan Quin.
Get Along has received mixed reviews. Allie Conti of Paste stated that "Get Along has something to offer everyone, no matter where they lie on the spectrum of fandom", while SheWired's Ariel Shepherd-Oppenheim stated that "overall, the films were a bit of a disappointment. I wanted to learn more about them, I didn't feel like I did." A review in Consequence of Sound criticised the repetitive nature of some of the included songs, but concluded that "...imperfections and the occasional lack of focus aside, Get Along is a thoughtful gift to fans, who will no doubt cherish it." James Christopher Monger of AllMusic wrote that the live album "finds the duo waltzing through its 15-year career with the kind of ease and amiable confidence that can only come from longtime friends who happen to be siblings."
Elegant Yokai Apartment Life is a Japanese light novel series by Hinowa Kōzuki. Kōzuki first released the light novel in 2003, concluded it in 2009 within 10 volumes. An anime television series adaptation by Shin-Ei Animation and SynergySP aired from July to December 2017. High school freshman Yūshi Inaba is forced to look for new place to live after his high school's dormitory burnt down. Having no parents and wanting to live independently from his uncle, he finds a cheap apartment for 25,000 yen called Kotobuki-sō, only to find out that the place has human and supernatural creatures such as ghosts, yōkai, mononoke living together. There, Yūshi's new daily life begins. Yūshi Inaba Voiced by: Atsushi Abe Yūshi is a high school freshman who lost his parents in a car accident three years prior to the story, has been living with his uncle and his family who don't seem to want him. Having determination to live independently, Yūshi chooses a school with a dormitory, but the school's dormitory burned down and forced him to search for a temporary place to live for 6 months, where he found Kotobuki-sō.
After living there, Yūshi gains the ability to heal others by absorbing their injuries. He seems to look like a family together with Kuri; this sometimes gives off some homoromantic vibes. Mizuki Hase Voiced by: Yuichi Nakamura Yushi's childhood best friend and classmate. Hase comes from a rich family and is quite smart and cunning, his deviousness is used for comic relief, he is well liked by the residents of the apartment as he brings them lots of gifts, he respects the many adults found there as proper examples of maturity rather than people who suck up to him because of his status. He is fond of Kuri to the point he is referred to as his "Daddy" by the residents which in turn causes them to call Yushi the "Mommy" much to his dismay. Akine Kuga / Mayuko Suzuki Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro Akine is an easy-going resident in room 204, she goes to Takinodai High School and works as an exorcist at night in a hospital. "Akine Kuga" is the name. Reimei Isshiki Voiced by: Akira Ishida A resident at room 102, Reimei is a famous poet and fairytale writer.
Nobody knows his real name and despite being a male, he refers to himself as "Atashi", a more feminine form of "Watashi". Akira Fukase Voiced by: Kazuya Nakai A resident in room 103. Akira is a painter. Ryū Voiced by: Toshiyuki Morikawa A resident in room 203, although it seems he has another home, Ryū is a psychic with considerable power, he is respected both by the spiritual creatures in the human alike. Fool Voiced by: Koyasu Takehito Kuri and Shiro Voiced by: Rie Kugimiya & Mutsumi Tamura Kuri and Shiro are a pair of a child and dog ghosts who always seen together. Kuri is a young toddler, killed by his own mother when she was driven crazy by the fact that her boyfriend had left her, Shiro is a stray dog who wanted to take care of Kuri. A running gag is that Hase is referred to as his "Daddy" while Yushi is by proxy his "Mommy" by the residents. Secondhand Bookshop Employee Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita Antiquary Voiced by: Shō Hayami Naomi Chiaki Voiced by: Toshihiko Seki A new teacher in Yushi's school, on his 30s.
He is laid back and easygoing. While it looks like he is being irresponsible, in truth he trusts the students and lets small matters go unpunished or allow late students to come in, which results him in being quite popular amongst troublemakers, he will, however get angry and scold the alumni when needed and will go as far as putting on a front of strict behavior in order to coerce students to behave better, well aware that he may be misunderstood. He is well liked by Yushi's class him and Tashiro, the latter having a crush on him. Haruka Aoki Voiced by: Fumiko Orikasa A new teacher in Yushi's school. A woman of elegance and refined mannerisms, it is said by The Fool that she has an imperturbable aura much like Ryu has although she does not seem to be a psychic. Although she has good intentions at heart her overprotective, one-sided view of things leads her to assume things above the students based on sheer prejudice like believing Yushi was suffering and in need of affection due to his family situation, despite the fact he is moving onwards with his life with the residents of the apartment, or believing Yamamoto was bullied by the English Club for leaving crying for a fight she started.
This in turn leads many students angry without her knowledge, but decide to go with the flow as they know trying to convince her will be pointless. Yushi notes that when compared to Ryu's strict but present kindness, Aoki's is uncalled and irresponsible. Konatsu Yamamoto Voiced by: Rie Kugimiya A student at Yushi's school who joined the English Club, she is quite short and has long black hair. Konatsu has deep emotional problems and a severe inferiority complex with her older sister, given Konatsu was sick this had led her to believe she was overprotected and given a different treatment in comparison to her academically and excelling sister; this in turn has made her to thrive to excel by any means possible in order to show her independence, showing off her intelligence whenever she can and trying to look smarter than she is. This has made her ostracized difficult to interact with and unstable as
The 2008 FA Women's Cup Final was the 38th final of the FA Women's Cup, England's primary cup competition for women's football teams. It was the 15th final to be held under the direct control of the Football Association; the final was contested between Arsenal and Leeds United at the City Ground on 5 May 2008. It was Arsenal's third successive FA Cup triumph, their ninth in total and their 29th major trophy in just 16 years. Leeds made their second final appearance, after losing 5–0 to Arsenal in 2006; the match was attended by a crowd of 24,582. Having just sealed their fifth successive Premier League title and having suffered only one defeat in more than two years of domestic football, Arsenal came into the game as favourites. Arsenal dominated from start to finish, with Smith and Sanderson both drawing saves from Carly Telford in the opening 10 minutes. Karen Carney was denied from close range on the quarter-hour mark, while Alex Scott was thwarted by a double save by Telford after Smith had put her through with a defence-splitting pass midway through the first half.
Leeds' Amanda Barr scored after 32 minutes. Eight minutes after the restart, striker Kelly Smith scored the opener with a 12-yard shot. Six minutes Ludlow poked home a 59th-minute effort from close range and within 60 seconds Lianne Sanderson's deflected effort flew into the net as well. Leeds' right-winger Jessica Clarke scored with 20 minutes remaining, but Arsenal regained the initiative and extended their lead on 72 minutes when Ludlow's header was cleared off the line by Amanda Barr, Julie Fleeting came close with 10 minutes to go. Smith tapped in her second goal seven minutes from time after Fleeting's shot had rebounded off a post
The Last Laugh was a prototype tailless dart-shaped aircraft built in 1929 by Roy Scroggs in the US. Designed as a lifting body, it was based on an earlier 1917 delta-winged patent, it underwent flight testing but the design was not developed further. Roy Scroggs was a tailor living in Eugene, Oregon, US, he sought to develop an airplane that would bring safety, economy and STOL performance to everyday flying, patented his first low-aspect-ratio delta design in 1917. His unconventional ideas were rejected by aeronautical experts and he received much ridicule for his persistence; when he built a full-size machine in 1929, his chosen name, The Last Laugh, reflected his faith in his invention. Shaped like a long, narrow delta with the nose cut off, the aircraft was conceived as a lifting body, having a deep trapezoidal kite-section fuselage which tapered in proportion to the high-mounted, low aspect ratio wing; the fuselage thus formed a deep keel which provided directional stability. The original delta-winged design of 1917 proved impractical and the nose had to be drastically cut back to provide adequate mounting for an engine and propeller.
The structure was of welded metal tubing with fabric covering. Twin main undercarriage wheels were located on struts behind the engine, lifting the forward fuselage well clear of the ground. With the wings level the rear fuselage reached the ground and was fitted with a small tailskid; the aircraft was powered by a 90 hp Curtiss OX-5 engine driving a two-bladed propeller. The enclosed cockpit was located well aft in the wider part of the fuselage and had only two small side windows for vision; these were much increased in size. Aft of it the fuselage tapered more to an angular tail with no separate fin. A split rudder was fitted for lateral control, with each half attached to the fuselage at its widest and deepest point. Elevon control surfaces were fitted on the wing trailing edge. Modifications during flight testing included the addition of twin rudder surfaces, mounted aft of the fuselage on short struts; the Last Laugh was registered in the US as NC10648. It is claimed to have risen to about 10 ft in flight.
Following initial flight tests he filed for a new patent on its design in July 1930. The machine was damaged during attempted flight trials at Eugene Municipal Airport when it missed the taxiway and tipped over, its registration was cancelled in 1934. Data from Eugene Guard 1929, unless otherwise stated. General characteristics Length: 26 ft Wing area: 360 sq ft Gross weight: 1,200 lb Powerplant: 1 × Curtiss OX-5 liquid-cooled V-8, 90 hp Propellers: 2-bladed, 10 ft diameter Performance Wing loading: 3.4 lb/sq ft "Revolutionary Type of Aircraft Constructed by Roy Scroggs, Local Man", Eugene Guard, 28 August 1929, p.12
Thomas Vincent Girardi is an attorney and a founder with Robert Keese of Girardi & Keese, a downtown Los Angeles law firm. Thomas Vincent Girardi was born on June 1939 in Denver, Colorado. Girardi graduated from Loyola High School in 1957, he received his undergraduate degree from Loyola Marymount University in 1961, his J. D. degree from Loyola Law School in 1964, an LL. M. from New York University in 1965. In 1970, Girardi became the first attorney in the state of California to win a $1 million-plus award for a medical malpractice case. Girardi has handled major cases against the former Lockheed Corp, Pacific Gas & Electric Co, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Hollywood's seven major movie studios. In one of his better known cases against Pacific Gas & Electric, the utility company agreed to pay $460 million to 650 residents of the desert community of Hinkley, California; the residents blamed incidents of cancer and other diseases on contaminated water leaked from a gas pumping station.
This case was the inspiration for the film Erin Brockovich starring Julia Roberts. “That particular case revolutionized people’s thinking about all the toxic things they are exposed to,” he told Attorney at Law magazine. Girardi served as an adviser on the film. In 2003, he received the honor of being inducted into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame by the California State Bar. According to his website, he is a Member of the Board of Directors and former President of the prestigious International Academy of Trial Lawyers, an invitation-only worldwide organization, limited to 500 trial lawyers. Girardi is the first trial lawyer to be appointed to the California Judicial Council, the policymaking body of the state courts. In another high-profile matter, Girardi was among a group of lawyers who attempted to enforce in U. S. courts a $489 million default judgment entered by a court in Nicaragua against Dole Food and Shell Chemicals based on the effects of the pesticide, DBCP, upon exposed workers. The U.
S. courts found that Girardi and others had submitted a translation of the pertinent Nicaraguan documents, flawed in crucial respects. Girardi and others were formally reprimanded and their law firm was fined for violation of their duty of candor to the courts. In 1999, Girardi married singer and actress Erika Girardi, known for starring on the television series The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, he has appeared in several episodes of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alongside his wife. Thomas Girardi Bio at Girardi & Keese website