South China Morning Post
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A veteran flying instructor has revealed how he had to make a crash landing into a group of trees at a Ma On Shan golf course on Sunday to avoid any potential casualties. Alex Yan Tak-chung, the former president of the Hong Kong Aviation Club, who has about 2,000 hours of flying experience, said he had to take over control of the aircraft from the pilot after encountering mechanical problems. The aircraft ended up plunging into the trees at Garden Farm Golf Centre. It was left hanging from the...
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EdX is a nonprofit that provides free education for people around the globe -- with an interesting model. When users enroll in a course that's marked as "Verified," they have the option to pay a fee in exchange for an instructor-signed certificate with the institution's logo, to verify the achievement and increase job prospects. Those fees are used to fund the courses, giving you the option to take them for free if you don't mind foregoing the certificate. Otherwise, there are some courses offered at a "Professional Education" level, for which the fee isn't optional. One example is the Business and Data Analysis Skills course, offered for $60. To help you choose the right one, each edX course includes reviews (with a rating up to five stars), and information on length and amount of effort, usually measured in hours per week. There are also details on the level of knowledge required, along with video transcripts.
Autocar
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My next door neighbour in the early 90s was a police driving instructor at the Met’s Hendon driver training centre, and he let slip plod had a Lotus Cartlon on loan. This was an era when the police needed to deploy cars such as the Porsche 968 and Ford Escort RS Cosworth, because they needed something to keep pace with Johnny Plonker who’d just nicked your 968 or Cossie, thinking it would be amusing to V-max it past your front door. So the Lotus was in for evaluation as a potential addition to the fleet – the ultimate weapon, perhaps? I asked him ‘What’s it like?’ and the response was ‘It’s unbelievably fast.’ ‘Wow,’ I thought, ‘the legend – it’s true.’ Now that was cool, but when he proceeded to tell me he couldnt recommend it to the force because ‘It’s too fast for our officers to handle’ well, it pretty much hit absolute-zero, a temperature it’s stayed ever since.
Mondoweiss
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S. approval,” he said. “This signals a shift in the way the U.S. tries to position itself concerning Israel/Palestine. Traditionally the U.S. gives complete diplomatic, financial and military support to Israel while also claiming that it is committed to a two-state solution and the basic human rights of the Palestinian people. Now, the U.S. would be directly and openly involved in destroying the idea of any future Palestinian state.” Daniel Banourra, 30 and a Palestinian-American instructor at the Bethlehem Bible College in the southern occupied West Bank told Mondoweiss that he doubts Friedman gaining approval as the next U.S. envoy in Israel would result in an actual uprising, but he hopes it would spark a change in U.S. policy. “I'm hopeful that this appointment and the general popular American dissatisfaction with Trump would lead Americans, and, by extension, American policymakers to reassess their position on Israel/Palestine,” Bannoura said.
Global News
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EdX is a nonprofit that provides free education for people around the globe -- with an interesting model. When users enroll in a course that's marked as "Verified," they have the option to pay a fee in exchange for an instructor-signed certificate with the institution's logo, to verify the achievement and increase job prospects. Those fees are used to fund the courses, giving you the option to take them for free if you don't mind foregoing the certificate. Otherwise, there are some courses offered at a "Professional Education" level, for which the fee isn't optional. One example is the Business and Data Analysis Skills course, offered for $60. To help you choose the right one, each edX course includes reviews (with a rating up to five stars), and information on length and amount of effort, usually measured in hours per week. There are also details on the level of knowledge required, along with video transcripts.
BBC News 24
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On the roads, many drivers had a lucky escape. One driving instructor, in fact, a tree fell in front of him as he was driving. Problems started in Scotland on the M80 with snow and there was no escape for air travellers too.
BBC News 24
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And look at the lucky escape a driving instructor in Spalding had this morning. Spare a thought for the bumpy landings endured by air passengers. This was a service coming into Manchester. Storm Doris will be remembered for its southerly track. It's now gone, but certainly not forgotten. Time now for the travel show.
Derby Telegraph
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Footage of a huge tree being blown down by Storm Doris was captured on video by a man driving on the A6 in Allestree today. The incident was caught by John Blackwell, a driving instructor at JB's driving school, who was nearby when the tree fell and narrowly missed a car coming the other way.John, 35, from Chaddesden, was out with a pupil for a driving lesson when he noticed the tree blocking the whole road.MORE: Video: Dramatic moment giant tree crashes down just metres from workmenI had...
Derby Telegraph
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Footage of a huge tree being blown down by Storm Doris was captured on video by a man driving on the A6 in Allestree today. The incident was caught by John Blackwell, a driving instructor at JB's driving school, who was nearby when the tree fell and narrowly missed a car coming the other way.John, 35, from Chaddesden, was out with a pupil for a driving lesson when he noticed the tree blocking the whole road.MORE: Video: Dramatic moment giant tree crashes down just metres from workmenI had...
Oxford Mail
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NICK Axford, a married father-of-one who was an Air Cadets instructor for 30 years, has died of cancer at the age of 58.
BBC News 24
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We've already had wind gusts over 90 mph, we've had disruption to power supplies, we've also had disruption to transport. Those kind of strength winds can easily knocked trees down and cause those kind of problems. And never mind the fallen lamp post on the right here - look at the lucky escape this driving instructor in Spalding had today.
BBC UK News
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Lincolnshire Echo
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A driving instructor is thanking his lucky stars after narrowly escaping a falling tree. Paul Smith was driving through Spalding and filmed a tree falling straight in front of his car with his dashcam. Storm Doris has hit the county and the rest of the UK with around 6,000 homes losing power and one woman has even been killed in Wolverhampton.READ MORE: LIVE BLOG: Storm Doris - 1,000 homes with no power, roads closed Mr Smith wrote on Facebook: All in the day of a Driving...
Oxford Mail
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NICK Axford, a married father-of-one who was an Air Cadets instructor for 30 years, has died of cancer at the age of 58.
Open Culture
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Travis Rupp is a classics instructor at The University of Colorado . He’s also a “beer archaeologist” who works on a special projects team at the Avery Brewing Company (in Boulder) where they “brew beers the way that ancient Egyptians, Peruvians and Vikings did.” If you can understand the beer an ancient people drank, you can better understand their overall culture. That’s assumption at the heart of beer archaeology. Above, watch a three minute introduction to Rupp’s work. Below, find information on some of the world’s oldest beer recipes from Ancient Egypt and China. Follow Open Culture on Facebook , Twitter , Instagram , Google Plus , and Flipboard and share intelligent media with your friends. Or better yet, sign up for our daily email and get a daily dose of Open Culture in your inbox. And if you want to make sure that our posts definitely appear in your Facebook newsfeed, just follow these simple steps .
TIME - Top Stories
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Thanks to its two person spacing, you can also sit in tandem with an instructor or friend and enjoy the views. Crystal Kayak Company launched the product, which has become their best-selling item, three years ago, but it was a drone video they shot a year back that truly put the item on the map. The company, which ships its kayaks across the world, also works with hotels and rental companies, giving you the chance to try them out yourself at spots like the Spa Retreat Boutique Hotel in Negril, Jamaica, and Vegas Glass Kayaks in Las Vegas, Nevada. Courtesy of Crystal Kayak Company Being down in Florida and traveling often to the Bahamas, we have seen people who travel from all over the world to see exotic destinations, only to sit on the beach, Maxfield said. We had been in one of these kayaks before where the sides were opaque but the bottom was transparent, but wanted a way to see more than just a 20 percent view, so we decided to create it to give people a reason to get out into the water, he added.
ITV
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You can clearly see issues with it. When I first became a firearms instructor in 1983 we were patrolling... It is not just a terrorism issue, we have unarmed officers in London where criminals know where they can get access to machine guns. Do you think that arming more police officers would mean that those teenagers are more likely to arm themselves? They have done that anyway, they have armed themselves anyway.
Informed Comment
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Both ages are long gone, if they ever really existed at all. Needed is some fresh thinking about our militarized version of foreign policy and just maybe an urge, after all these years, to do so much less. Patriotic fables certainly feel good, but they achieve little. My advice: dare to be discomfited. Major Danny Sjursen is a U.S. Army strategist and former history instructor at West Point. He served tours with reconnaissance units in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has written a memoir and critical analysis of the Iraq War, Ghostriders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge . He lives with his wife and four sons near Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. [ Note: The views expressed in this article are those of the author in an unofficial capacity and do not reflect the official policy or position of the Command and General Staff College, Department of the Army, Department of Defense, or the U.
The Washington Times - Baseball
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TAMPA, Fla. Alex Rodriguez maintains he will not attempt a comeback. Released last August with more than a year left in his $275 million, 10-year contract, A-Rod spent his first day as New York Yankees spring training guest instructor. Asked Tuesday whether he is retired, the 41-year-old responded: "Yes, ...
The Points Guy
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Quora.com is a question-and-answer site where content is written and edited by its community of users. Occasionally we syndicate content from the site if we think it will interest TPG readers. This article originally appeared on Quora.com in response to the question Can an Airbus A380 Fly Upside Down? and was written by Mark Hochstein , an airline pilot who's also a former fighter pilot and flight instructor. I am assuming that when you say fly upside down you mean sustained inverted flight like an aerobatic airplane. The answer is flatly, no. Inverted flight requires a specific airfoil (wing shape) as well as specific lubrication systems for the engines. Transport category aircraft are not built to engage in inverted flight. If, however, your question relates to the ability to fly inverted for only a few seconds, then I believe the answer would be yes.
TIME - Top Stories
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That requires a good teacher, at least in the beginning. Results come from a structured class taught by a certified instructor, says Ann Gibson, an associate professor of exercise science at the University of New Mexico, who warns newbies not to assume they can pick up Pilates by looking at a few online pictures or guides. There needs to be a lot of focus on rolling down or up from the ground, one vertebrae at a time. The other unique part of Pilates isn't physical, but mental. One of the key concepts of Pilates is called centering, or understanding that all movements originate in your core. Like yoga, its about breathing and focus and being mindful of your bodys movements, Gibson says. At least one study has linked Pilates to enhanced mindfulness and something called sensory awareness, which may induce relaxation, mood improvements and stress reduction.
ITV
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Fine, OK. Our rider worked five shifts for Deliveroo. Unlike in Brighton, he was paid £7 per hour plus commission so there was still an incentive to move fast. During his induction, one Deliveroo instructor appeared to suggest the highway code is optional.