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DFA says PH not giving up an inch of territory to China
Updated November 15, 2018, 10:43 PM
By Argyll Cyrus Geducos

https://news.mb.com.ph/2018/11/15/dfa-says-ph-not-giving-up-an-inch-of-territory-to-china/?fbclid=IwAR3rDSUDGl-p9PSrE0qG6iwtjC5CcZAyEd0EvJf1UXem0KLGhJ9N-dRW3mE

SINGAPORE—The Philippine government will never give up an iota of its claim in the West Philippine Sea despite the overwhelming presence of China in the disputed resource-filled waterway.

Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. made the statement after President Duterte, in an ambush interview here, said that countries should now accept that China is in possession of the disputed waters.

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Discussions about all nations and places / Re: Boeing 747-8
« Last post by adroth on November 15, 2018, 06:50:27 AM »
UPS Order For 14 Boeing 747 Freighters Might Once Have Been For Airbus A380
 Michael Goldstein
Michael Goldstein
Contributor
Logistics & Transportation
 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelgoldstein/2018/02/07/ups-order-for-14-boeing-747-freighters-might-once-have-been-for-airbus-a380/#73a09715433e

United Parcel Service (UPS) just ordered 14 more Boeing 747 freighter aircraft, announcing the deal on Feb. 1, the 30th anniversary of the founding of UPS Airlines. The new 747s, pegged at a list price of $5.65 billion, join 14 747s ordered by UPS in 2016. The company cites continued growth in its air freight business and positive effects of the recent U.S. tax overhaul as the main drivers for the big buy. Airbus, which once offered an A380 freighter variant, could only watch.

UPS and Boeing are responding to the whopping 9% rise in freight demand in 2017. Meanwhile, air freight capacity (“lift”) rose only 3%, according to the International Air Transport Association, which predicts another 4.5% growth in 2018. David Abney, UPS chairman and CEO of UPS, said, “UPS's International segment has produced four consecutive quarters of double-digit export shipment growth.”

With all this demand, much of it driven by insatiable consumerism for everything from food to phones, the heavy lift capability of the 747 freighters is key. UPS, for example, typically flies its 747-800s on high-traffic routes to Asian cities. The big jets connect in Alaska to UPS' primary hub in Louisville and to other hubs in Philadelphia; Rockford, Illinois and Ontario, California.

Ironically, while only cargo keeps the 747 production line open, the superjumbo passengers prefer, the A380, was once supposed to be the queen of air freighters as well.

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In 2005, UPS had ordered 10 A380Fs with an option for another ten. But four months after FedEx canceled its order, UPS did the same in 2007, also cites the two-year delay, adding “it decided to cancel after it learned Airbus was diverting employees from the freighter program to work on its passenger plane program.” The UPS “freighter freeze” proved the end for the A380 freighter program, although the diverted resources helped in the rollout of the successful passenger version.

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Discussions about all nations and places / Re: Boeing 747-8
« Last post by adroth on November 15, 2018, 06:44:55 AM »
Boeing 747-8 vs. Boeing 747-400
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Cargospotter
Published on Mar 10, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LruDN3M7Y8
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Discussions about all nations and places / Boeing 747-8
« Last post by adroth on November 15, 2018, 06:41:38 AM »
https://www.boeing.com/commercial/747






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New Air Force One Deal Cleared For Takeoff
February 27, 20182:37 PM ET
SCOTT HORSLEY

https://www.npr.org/2018/02/27/589207048/new-air-force-one-deal-cleared-for-takeoff

President Trump has struck a deal with the Boeing Co. to supply the next generation of Air Force One.

A White House spokesman said Trump agreed to pay $3.9 billion for two customized 747s. That's somewhat below the price tag Trump complained about before taking office.

"We want Boeing to make a lot of money, but not that much money," Trump told reporters in late 2016. He claimed the company was demanding more than $4 billion for the two jumbo jets and hinted he might cancel the order.

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The new 747-8 models will be capable of flying 1,000 miles farther than the existing version, while also producing less carbon pollution.

The order for the new planes comes as commercial airlines in the U.S. have stopped flying the 747 in favor of more fuel-efficient two-engine models. Air Force specs require the redundancy of four engines for the presidential aircraft.

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Boeing said the delivery date for the new planes will depend on how much testing the Air Force wants to do. Before Trump took office, the plan was to have the planes ready by 2024, when the current models will both be more than 30 years old.
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Military History / Re: Manila Men: Filipinos in Louisiana
« Last post by adroth on November 15, 2018, 06:18:59 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nv9Y4nGO8ms

Kababayan Weekly
Published on Oct 8, 2015
Original Air Date: 10/8/2015

Rhonda Lee Richoux is proud to be the descendant of one of the first Filipinos who founded a small settlement, St. Malo, in Louisiana in the mid-18th century.






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Military History / Manila Men: Filipinos in Louisiana
« Last post by adroth on November 15, 2018, 06:09:15 AM »
Not to take away from Tomas Claudio but to push it back further, there were the filipinos who settled in Louisiana in the 1700s. known as “manila men”,  story has it they serve during the war of 1812 under Jean Lafitte who in turn was under Gen. Andrew Jackson. Filipinos were also recorded to have serve during the american civil war (1861 to 1865) for both Union and Confederate forces. I found this out while doing research on Filipinos in the US military.

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http://blog.nola.com/new_orleans/2016/09/filipino_american_culture_note.html

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. . . One of the earliest Filipino communities were St. Malo Village (the oldest) and Manila Village (the largest), Romero said.

St. Malo, 1763-1915, was a small fishing village in Southeast Louisiana on the shore of Lake Borgne, now the St. Bernard Parish. It was established by deserters from Spanish Gallon trade. Some of the St. Malo's fishermen were witnesses to the British invasion of Louisiana in late 1814, and may have signed up with the privateer, Jean Lafitte, to join the army of Major General Andrew Jackson in defending New Orleans.
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Military History / Re: Remembering Tomas Claudio
« Last post by sbhntr on November 14, 2018, 10:43:24 PM »
Not to take away from Tomas Claudio but to push it back further, there were the filipinos who settled in Louisiana in the 1700s. known as “manila men”,  story has it they serve during the war of 1812 under Jean Lafitte who in turn was under Gen. Andrew Jackson. Filipinos were also recorded to have serve during the american civil war (1861 to 1865) for both Union and Confederate forces. I found this out while doing research on Filipinos in the US military.
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BlackBerry's Acquisition Of Cylance Will Dovetail Nicely With Its Unified Endpoint Management
Nov. 12, 2018 8:51 PM ET  | About: BlackBerry Ltd. (BB)
KIA Investment Research

https://seekingalpha.com/article/4221516-blackberrys-acquisition-cylance-will-dovetail-nicely-unified-endpoint-management

Summary

BlackBerry in talks to acquire security firm Cylance.

Cylance is a provider of endpoint security.

My take on BlackBerry's plan for integrating Cylance into its existing endpoint management software.

I downloaded and installed Cylance on four computers and will share my experience here.

For the last five years, BlackBerry (BB) has been attempting to transition away from the smartphones it was so well known for and become a provider of, among other things, security software for the enterprise.

This transition has not been easy, just ask any of the BlackBerry longs. Traders like myself have done okay with momentum and other technical trades, but holding the stock has been trying.

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