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Tocumen International Airport

Tocumen International Airport is the international airport of Panama City, the capital of Panama. The airport serves as the homebase for Copa Airlines and is a regional hub to and from The Caribbean, South and Central America and additionally features routes to some European and Asian cities. There is high terrain to the north of the airport; the Tocumen VOR-DME and non-directional beacon are located just south of the field. During World War II, Panamanian airports were leased by the U. S. military. The nearest airport to Tocumen was the Paitilla Point Airfield. Several airports were built to protect the Panama Canal from foreign aggression; the 37th Pursuit Group at Albrook Field replaced the P-40 Warhawks of the 28th Pursuit Squadron at the Paitilla Point airbase from 9 December 1941 though 26 March 1942 in the immediate aftermath of the Pearl Harbor attack. Tocumen International Airport was inaugurated on June 1, 1947 by President Enrique A. Jiménez, airport operations began before the construction works were completed.

The administrative building/passenger terminal was inaugurated seven years during the administration of Colonel Jose Antonio Remon Cantera. The old airport building, being used as a cargo terminal, was built on an area of 720 ha and was 126 ft above sea level; as time passed, due to Panama's role as a country of transit, that terminal became too small to attend to the growing demand for air operations. These circumstances compelled the aeronautical authorities at the time to consider expanding the airport. Work on the new buildings began in 1971. In order to build the structure that houses the current passenger terminal, a lot of land had to be moved and the bed of the Tocumen river had to be diverted from its original site; the current passenger terminal was inaugurated on August 15, 1978 and operations began on September 5 of the same year. The Tocumen International Airport is one of the few airports in the region that has two landing runways able to serve the largest commercial aircraft operating today.

The name of the airport was changed in 1981 by the military government for Omar Torrijos International Airport, in honor to the Panamanian leader who died on July 31, 1981, at the age of 52 in a plane crash in Cerro Marta, Coclesito in bad conditions. After nine years, the original name was reestablished after the fall of the dictatorship of Panama by the U. S. invasion of 1989. The original runway is used for cargo and private flights, but as a supplement to the primary runway during peak traffic periods; the main runway is 3,050 m × 45 m and is used for commercial flights, the 03R direction is ILS Cat. I enabled; until May 31, 2003 Tocumen International Airport was managed by the Civil Aeronautics Directorate. On June 1 of that year, an innovative terminal management platform was created through Law No. 23 of January 29, 2003, which set out a regulatory framework for the management of airports and landing strips in Panama. This law allowed the creation of Aeropuerto Internacional de Tocumen, S.

A. referred to as Tocumen, S. A. which manages the terminal. This law is one of a number of laws that restructured the aeronautical sector in Panama to further its improvement and modernization. In August 2015, it was announced that Emirates would operate flights to Tocumen International Airport from Dubai starting February 2016, at which point it would have become the world's longest non-stop flight. In January 2016, the route was delayed due to a lack of economical opportunities for the flight, it has not yet been announced when the flight will begin scheduled operations. It was planned to make the route between Tocumen International Airport and Dubai the longest flight in the world, until Emirates started flying between Dubai and Auckland. In 2006, Tocumen S. A. started a major renovation program. The main passenger terminal was expanded 20,830 m2 at a cost of US$21 million. New boarding gates were built to allow more flights to and from Panama, to facilitate the growth of commercial and internal circulation areas.

Tocumen airport administration acquired 22 new boarding bridges and replaced the oldest 14. This included the addition of 6 remote positions, hence allowing Tocumen Airport to have a total of 28 boarding gates; the new installations were opened in 2006. The airport has a VIP lounge, Copa Club, operated by the partnership between United Airlines and Copa Airlines that caters to Copa's partner airlines and Star Alliance members, it had an Admirals Club for American Airlines, which closed on June 30, 2012. The Lounge Panama, a VIP airport lounge operated by Global Lounge Network started operations at PTY on January 9, 2019; the next step of the modernization project was the purchasing of new equipment to provide service and support to the common areas of the airport. New equipment included: modern boarding gates and elevators, luggage conveyor belts, flight information system, revamping the air conditioning system; the renovation of the old Tocumen international airport to be used as a cargo terminal, was the last step of the modernization project of Tocumen international airport.

It included the redesign of the central building, the construction of new buildings for cargo companies among other improvements. The second expansion phase of Tocumen International airport is the Northern Terminal. At a cost of USD 60 million, a new terminal with 12 additional terminal gates was built. With these 12 new gates plus the existing 22 gates and the

Sady Doyle

Sady Doyle is an American feminist author and former journalist who lives in New York City. In 2005, she graduated from Eugene Lang College. Doyle wrote for it beginning that year. In regard to her Tiger Beatdown writing, her critique of Liz Lemon from 2010 was oft-cited, while Alyssa Rosenberg, writing for ThinkProgress in 2011, criticized her critique that year of the sexual violence in Game of Thrones. Doyle's first book, titled Trainwreck: The Women We Love to Hate and Fear... and Why, dealt with the ways in which society, the media, have built up and torn down women who defied social norms throughout history by classifying them as "crazy" and "trainwrecks". Her second book, Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers: Monstrosity and the Fear of Female Power, about patriarchy and the horror of being female, was released in August 2019, she contributed the piece "The Pathology of Donald Trump" to the 2017 anthology Nasty Women: Feminism and Revolution in Trump's America, edited by Samhita Mukhopadhyay and Kate Harding, as well as contributing to Rookie - Yearbook One and Yearbook Two, the Book of Jezebel.

Doyle was a staff writer for In These Times and Rookie, has written for other outlets including The Guardian, The Atlantic, She has written extensively about sexual assault and the misogynistic abuse that many women face online, which she has herself endured. In 2010, she started the #MooreandMe campaign against Michael Moore's rejection of rape allegations made about Julian Assange. In 2011, she started the hashtag #mencallmethings as a way to further discussion of sexist abuse received by women writers on the Internet. In 2011, she received the first Women's Media Center Social Media Award. In 2013, Kurt Metzger feuded with her and Lindy West via Facebook and Twitter during a defense of rape humor, she is married, with a daughter. Bio - Sady Doyle Tiger Beatdown


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Bill Nye the Science Guy

Bill Nye the Science Guy is an American half-hour live action science program, syndicated by Walt Disney Television to local stations from September 10, 1993 to June 20, 1998 and aired on PBS from 1994 to 1999. It was hosted by Bill Nye; the show aired for 100 half-hour episodes spanning five seasons. Known for its quirky humor and rapid-fire MTV-style pacing, the show won critical acclaim and was nominated for 23 Emmy Awards, winning nineteen. Studies found that people that viewed Bill Nye were better able to generate explanations and extensions of scientific ideas than non-viewers. While performing in a sketch comedy television show in Seattle called Almost Live! during the 1980s, Nye cultivated a science-explaining TV persona. One famous incident on the show led to his stage name, he corrected another host, John Keister, on his pronunciation of the word "gigawatt", the nickname was born when Keister responded, "Who do you think you are—Bill Nye the Science Guy?" In 1993, he developed a Bill Nye the Science Guy pilot for PBS member station KCTS-TV in Seattle.

Nye collaborated with James McKenna, Erren Gottlieb and Elizabeth Brock to plan and create the show for KCTS. The group pitched the show, he obtained underwriting from the National Science Foundation and the US Department of Energy. Nye's program became part of a package of syndicated series that local stations could schedule to fulfill Children's Television Act requirements; because of this, Bill Nye the Science Guy became the first program to run concurrently on both public and commercial stations. Nye portrays a hyper-kinetic slender scientist wearing a blue lab coat and a bow-tie, he combines the serious science of everyday things with fast-paced humor. Each half-hour show begins with a cold open, where Nye introduces the episode's theme, which leads into an opening credit sequence, featuring Nye in a computer animated scientific world, along with his head spinning, radio frequencies, plastic toy dinosaurs flying. In seasons, the theme song was cut short by a static screen. After the opening credits, announcer Pat Cashman would say "Brought to you by...", in which a product name was related to the episode's theme, followed by Nye walking onto the set, called "Nye Laboratories", filled with scientific visuals including many "of science" contraptions announced relevant to the topic of the episode.

Parodies of movies and television shows configure the facts of the episode's theme. Guest appearances included Christopher Walken, Samuel L. Jackson, Harrison Schmitt, Jenna von Oÿ, Robin Leach, John Ratzenberger, Ross Shafer, Graham Kerr, Gene Siskel, Roger Ebert, Bob Ross, Willard Scott, Richard Karn, Kenny G, Pat Sajak, Vanna White, Cirque Du Soleil, Suzanne Somers, The Flying Karamazov Brothers, Pat Cashman, John Keister, Candace Cameron, Alfonso Ribeiro, Edgar Martínez, Nate McMillan, Drew Barrymore, Taran Noah Smith; each episode featured Nye in diverse places, where he interviews people to talk about their work and other contributions, focusing on the episode's theme. "Better Eating Through Chemistry" was a recurring segment on Bill Nye the Science Guy. In these skits, Nye portrayed Vivian Cupcake, where she demonstrated scientific recipes, "Richie, Eat Your Crust" was a recurring segment, featuring Nye and the Family Crust performing an act relating to the episode's theme, as Richie eats his crust.

There are several individual segments that are featured in each episode, such as "Way Cool Scientist", which featured an expert discussing the fact relating to the episode's theme, "Consider the Following", where Nye discussed a certain aspect of the episode's theme, "Nifty Home Experiment", where the audience is shown how to do a simple home experiment relating to the episode's theme, "Try This", where the audience is shown how to try a simple demonstration relating to the episode's theme, "Hey! Look at This", where the expert gives a closer look by relating to the episode's theme, "Check it Out", where the audience is shown how to affect their environmental issues by relating to the episode's theme, "Clever Science Trick", where the audience is shown how to do a simple science trick relating to the episode's theme, "Did you know that...", where an interesting factoid related to the episode's theme was presented. "Luna Van Dyke, Private Eye" was one of the recurring segments on the show.

The segments featured private eye Luna Van Dyke focusing on a story related to the episode's theme. Some half-hour episodes contain a mock song parody and music video in the "Soundtrack of Science" by "Not That Bad Records". "Not that bad" is a catchphrase that Nye will say in those episodes, substituting a scientific roundup of the episode for the lyrics to a popular song. This is the last segment of each episode; each half-hour show ends with Nye saying, "Well, that's our show. Thanks for watching. If you'll excuse me, I've got some..." before explaining his departure in a clever description of an activity on theme, followed by him saying "See ya!" afterwards. After that, a female announcer says "Produced in association with the National Science Foundation", "Produced in association with Walt Disney Television" in the PBS version; the credits rolled over bloopers from the episode. Other times, bloopers are shown at the time, they happened. In a study that evaluated the pacing of 87 popular children's programs, Bill Nye the Science Guy was found to be the fastest-paced show on television, with a pacing score of 56.90.

The show was created in 1992 by Bill Nye, James McKenna and Erren Gottlieb, produced by McKenna/Gottlieb Producers, Inc, in partnership with KCT

Nikolaos Zorbas

Nikolaos Zorbas, was a Greek soldier, most notable as the nominal leader of the Military League which organized the Goudi coup in 1909. His family was from Magnesia in Asia Minor and he was born in Athens. After studying at the Military Academy, he finished his studies in Belgium, he fought during the Greco-Turkish War, in 1909, as a colonel, he was chosen as the leader of the clandestine Military League. After the league organized the Goudi coup in August 1909, he was appointed Minister of Military Affairs in the Stephanos Dragoumis government and retired in 1911 as a major general. Zorbas died in Athens

Damian D'Oliveira

Damian Basil D'Oliveira was a South African cricketer who played first-class cricket for Worcestershire, was the Academy director of Worcestershire County Cricket Club. Playing for Worcestershire between 1982 and 1995, during his career he scored more than 9,000 first-class runs, with a best single-innings total of 237, his father, played first-class cricket for Worcestershire from 1964 to 1980, England from 1966 to 1972. His uncle, Ivan played first-class cricket for Leicestershire in 1967, his son, Brett plays for Worcestershire. After a two-and-a-half-year battle, D'Oliveira died of cancer in the early hours of 29 June 2014, he was survived by three children. Cricinfo article on Damian D'Oliveira