Sumber: brilio.net Siapa yang tidak kenal B.J. Habibie? Mantan Presiden Indonesia ke-3 ini memang terkenal akan kepintarannya, terutama di dunia industri dirgantara. Mimpi pria pemilik nama asli Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie di dunia penerbangan seakan tidak pernah ada habisnya.Baca Juga: Singapore AirShow 2018: Airbus Perkenalkan A350-1000 Untuk Pasar Trans-PasifikSeolah tidak puas dengan hanya mendirikan Industri Pesawat Terbang Nusantara (IPTN) – yang kini berganti nama menjadi PT Dirgantara Indonesia – suksesor Presiden Soeharto ini membangun perusahaan keduanya yang masih terkait dengan dunia aviasi yang diberi nama PT Regio Aviasi Industri. Melalui perusahaan keduanya tersebut, Habibie memprakarsai sebuah proyek pembangunan pesawat penumpang regional jarak pendek bermesin twin-turboprop bernama R80. Sesungguhnya, R80 merupakan kembangan dari N250 yang pernah diciptakan Habibie pada era 90-an.Kala itu, pesawat yang melakukan penerbangan perdananya pada Agustus 1995 ini sempat dielu-elukan dan menyandang gelar sebagai pesawat kebanggaan Indonesia.Namun sayang, lansiran KabarPenumpang.com dari laman detik.com menyebutkan bahwa proyek N250 yang belum masih menjalani proses sertifikasi dari Kementerian Perhubungan terpaksa ‘dimatikan’ pada tahun 1998. Kala itu, Presiden Soeharto atas rekomendasi lembaga kreditor International Monetary Fund/IMF meminta proyek N250 dihentikan.Walaupun asa untuk mengudara dari pesawat yang mampu mengangkut 50 penumpang ini pernah kandas, namun semangat Habibie untuk membangkitkan kembali industri dirgantara di Indonesia tidaklah padam sampai di situ. Berkolaborasi dengan anaknya, Ilham Akbar, mereka berdua lalu melanjutkan misi untuk mengembangkan R80.Dilansir dari TheJakartaPost.com (8/1/2018), sejumlah perusahaan seperti ceknricek.com mendukung penuh langkah Habibie ini. Adapun langkah yang ditempuh oleh anak perusahaan Bintang Group ini adalah dengan cara mengumulkan dana melalui metode crowdfunding. Tidak hanya ceknricek.com, platform digital lain, kitabisa.com pun sebelumnya telah menerapkan dukungannya dengan metode serupa.Untuk membangun prototipe R80 yang memiliki kapasitas 80 hingga 92 kursi ini, PT Regio Aviasi Industri membutuhkan dana sekitar US$1,5 miliar atau yang setara dengan Rp20,5 triliun. Dengan dukungan dari sejumlah pihak tersebut, diharapkan pesawat ini bisa mulai dipasarkan pada tahun 2024 mendatang.Baca Juga: Kebanjiran Pesanan, Boeing 737 MAX Toreh Sejarah Penjualan Pesawat Tercepat di DuniaAdapun panjang dari pesawat yang prototipenya diluncurkan pada tahun 2017 kemarin ini mencapai angka 32,42m. Dengan bentang sayap 28,82m, pesawat ini mampu menempuh kecepatan maksimum hingga 330 knots atau sekitar 611 km per jam. Pesawat yang digadang mampu menyaingi kedigdayaan dari Airbus dan Boeing ini mampu mengarungi jarak tempuh hingga 800 nautical miles, dengan ketinggian jelajah 17.500 kaki.R80 dilengkapi dengan teknologi fly by wire, yaitu sebuah sistem kendali yang menggunakan sinyal elektronik dalam memberikan perintah. Selain itu, pesawat ini juga dilengkapi teknologi yang mampu meminimalisir suara kebisingan yang dihasilkan oleh baling-baling pada sisi kanan dan kiri sayap pesawat.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedN-250, Pesawat Komuter Fly By Wire “Asli” Indonesia yang Kandas Tersapu Krisis Moneter12/09/2019In “Domestik”Dari Bandung ke Paris, N250 Jadi Pesawat Buatan Asia Pertama yang Lakoni Ferry Flight Lintas Benua19/08/2020In “Domestik”Ada Keretakan di Boeing 737 NG, Kembali Ingatkan “Teori Habibie”03/10/2019In “Domestik”
Omar Edwards, along with a Jamaican contingent including Shavar Thomas, Andrew Edwards and Aaron Lawrence, made the move from Jamaica to take up the post as the head coach of the Turks and Caicos Islands national football team. Now a year into his appointment, Edwards says it has a positive showing so far.Edwards, who formerly coached Tivoli Gardens FC and Denham Town High, says that there has been a marked improvement in the Turks and Caicos team after their various appointments in the national set-up.“The time has been good, so to speak. We have here for close to one year and the achievement is good so far,” Edwards reflected. “As you are aware, I have coached Aaron Lawrence here as the goalkeeper coach and coach Shavar as the assistant coach. Our technical director is Andrew Edwards and he has doing a good job in terms of organisation. Their contribution has been great so far.”Under his coaching, the Turks and Caicos have had a rise in form in recent matches. Nation’s history In the Concacaf Nations League C, Edwards’ team recorded back-to-back victories for the first time in the nation’s history. They achieved this when they defeated Sint Maarten twice, winning the fixtures 5-2 and 3-2, respectively.Edwards says this is a result of the support that the coaching staff has received since their arrival.“We have won back-to-back games, which has never done in the history of the Turks and Caicos Islands and the progress has been good,” Edwards said. “The players have very appreciative of what we’ve doing and the FA has given us the green light to go ahead and scout to bring out the best possible talents.”It hasn’t, however, been entirely smooth sailing so far for the coaches, as despite the good turn of form, the Turks and Caicos failed to advance to League B in the Nations League after slumping to a emphatic 10-0 defeat to Guadeloupe. Edwards said a factor to this was the fact that he, as well as the other Jamaican coaches, was unable to make the trip to Guadeloupe after denied entry to the island. It was explained that it was a passport issue that hampered their travel plans.“The coaching staff did not get the chance to go to Guadeloupe and as a result, I believe that it took a toll on the team. That definitely was a significant impact but I believe everybody learnt from it.”
EL PROFESOR is up against the weakest field he has faced in, certainly, the last four months, probably longer, and should defy topweight with Trevor Simpson to put away a hodgepodge line-up, almost a half of which doesn’t belong in the event, listed as a ‘non-restricted overnight allowance’ at seven furlongs.Apart from joint topweight, HOVER CRAFT, a 10-year-old in the departure lounge, there is no other genuine overnight allowance runner in the sparse line-up, making EL PROFESOR’s job that much easier over the distance.KJ EXPRESS, an outright sprinter, who has never gone beyond six and a half furlongs in her career, takes a second crack at the level after finishing down the track behind DUNROBIN last Saturday. Even at 115lb, KJ EXPRESS slipping EL PROFESOR is far-fetched, considering the company he has kept, finishing five and a half lengths behind GOD OF LOVE and PRINCE CHARLES at six furlongs last time out.ATLANTIC BLUE’s vulnerability against strong opposition was exposed by ROYAL VIBES in a $750,000 claiming event at seven and a half furlongs in September, caught a furlong out by the old stager, before returning to bully lesser rivals, KALAHARI and GRAYDON, at six and a half, two weeks later.It has been three months since ATLANTIC BLUE last raced whereas EL PROFESOR was busy in the interim, competing four times, including an overnight allowance victory, followed by third-place runs behind BRUCE WAYNE and PRINCESS ANNIE.Even at his best, HOVER CRAFT would have needed at least another furlong, compounded by joint topweight, to outfinish EL PROFESOR, who will get first run on stablemates KJ EXPRESS and GRAYDON, the expected leaders.Another banker on the nine-race Sunday card is Spencer Chung’s United States-bred three-year-old, RACE CAR, a grey colt, who breezed five and a half furlongs in 1:06.4 last Tuesday morning, the first time he had ever been asked a serious question at exercise.RACE CAR is among five US-bred runners, including Wayne DaCosta’s experienced EAGLE ONE and Richard Azan’s EROY, running as maidens against a pair of local-breds with one victory each under their girths.Post time for today’s first Sunday meet of the year is 12:30 p.m.
Bill Battle completed the second year of his four-year term as Alabama’s athletic director.TUSCALOOSA – Bill Battle completed the second year of his four-year term as Alabama’s athletic director.This week, Battle spoke about what his expectations are for new basketball coach Avery Johnson, issues around college football and more.Q: Your big hire this year was new men’s basketball coach Avery Johnson. Everyone sees the personality, but how has it been working with him since he took over?A: He’s been great. He’s been great ever since I met him. I’m more impressed with him every time I meet with him. He’s high energy. He creates energy wherever he goes. I watched practice the other day, and his practices are definitely high energy.I think we’re in for a treat. I don’t know how good we’re going to be, but we’re going to play with energy and hustle and be a whole lot quicker than we’ve been in the past. How that translates in wins and losses remains to be seen, but I believe that Avery can sell players to come to Alabama who are talented players that want to get into the NBA.I think he can sell parents on Alabama being a good place for their kids to come. I know I was a whole lot better coach when I had good players than I was when I didn’t have good players. Avery is a high energy guy who doesn’t sleep much. I continue to be impressed with how he thinks, how he makes decisions and does the things that he does.Q: Avery Johnson is trying to change the culture and put his stamp on the program. What are some realistic expectations for him in Year 1?A: I don’t know. Talent-wise, I think we are somewhere around the middle of the pack. I think we had a pretty good (2015) recruiting class. I saw we were picked to finish in the bottom of the league by some people. We like the players that we have.The transfer we got from Memphis (Nick King) is pretty good. He can help us in practice, but I wish he could play this year because he could help us. (King is sitting out the 2015-16 season due to NCAA transfer rules). But we have a good group of players coming back. Hopefully, we can keep on where we’re not losing players and get a good senior class every year then start to stack players and get some very talented players to come here.Q: When Avery Johnson first arrived, one of the things he talked about was revamping the fan experience at Coleman Coliseum. Where are you guys at in that process?A: That’s easier said than done, but we’re in the process of studying that and trying to put a plan together. We’re going to make some changes and try to make it a lot more exciting.We hope that we can turn the students on and get them more engaged. We hope we can do that for our whole fanbase. We’ve got some big ideas. We’re just trying to figure out how to implement them and get them done — which again, with our current system of tickets is not exactly easy. We’re studying how to do that to get the most impact with the least stress and strain.Q: The baseball program didn’t have the season (32-28, 12-18 SEC) you and many others had hoped for. Where’s the confidence level in (head coach) Mitch Gaspard going forward?A: I like Mitch. I think he’s a good coach. I know that he had a tough year this year, tougher than either one of us thought it’d be. One of the athletic directors who’s a baseball guy said, “The SEC’s pretty tough, and he (Gaspard) might have overscheduled in the nonconference schedule.” We scheduled some heavy hitting teams. The majority of our opponents were in the top 25.We thought playing in Birmingham (Hoover Met) would be easier than it was, but it really was like playing a road game every time. Another thing that was hard for them was that we practiced here, and we left the field, but there was heavy equipment around. He didn’t always have the full field to practice on and that hurt him.And we lost a lot of close games. We were competitive in most games, most series. While weather is a factor for both teams, we ended up playing a lot of doubleheaders because of rescheduling for weather. So it didn’t play out well for us. It was a lot tougher than we thought.I go back to our (women’s) tennis program. Jenny Mainz has been here now for close to 20 years. Up until the new indoor facility got built (2012), she was below .500. When the new facility got built, all of a sudden — maybe we started getting better players, maybe she got a lot smarter — she’s been SEC coach of the year three out of the last four years. I’m not sure she’s gotten all that smarter, but I think facilities do make a difference. … Our stadium was ranked No. 13, but I think it’ll be in the top two when this is finished. There’s more to it than coaching and recruiting. We think we have a pretty good class, and we think we have a pretty good nucleus. But I’m encouraged and I think we have a good shot of turning it around. Our team is really excited, and has been for two years, about the new stadium. I think they’ll take that seriously. I’m looking for improvement.Q: The SEC meetings were last month. One of the bigger things to come out of those meetings was the league passing the “serious misconduct” rule, stating that SEC schools are no longer allowed to take transfers with “serious misconduct” issues at their previous school. (The conference defines “serious misconduct” as “sexual assault, domestic violence or other forms of sexual violence.”) Were you in support of that?A: There are a couple of things on that particular rule. I agree with Coach (Nick) Saban. I don’t see why we need different rules in the SEC that the rest of the Power 5 conferences don’t have. I think whatever rules we restrict ourselves to should be competitive with them.I don’t think it’s a bad rule. I don’t think there’s a problem with penalizing for how they define serious misconduct. But there a lot more serious conduct issues that should be included in that definition of what serious misconduct is. I think that’ll happen down the road. I think the conference wanted to make a statement about that particular offense, and I’m OK with that. That’s not a bad rule. I just wish everybody else had to live with the same thing. And if you were caught with a gun, cocaine or any other bad things, I think the definition (of the rule) should be broaden considerably.Q: A lot of people pointed to this rule as the “Jonathan Taylor” rule. (Taylor was dismissed from the University of Georgia after being charged with domestic violence. He was accepted at the University of Alabama before being dismissed after he was arrested). Looking back on the vetting process, what could you guys have done differently in handling this situation?A: Looking back, other than not taking him at all, I don’t know what we could’ve done differently. He understood that this was his last chance. He had gotten good reports from the (Copiah-Lincoln) junior college he went to. Coach Saban has had experience both ways. There have been a lot of guys that people thought couldn’t make it that ended up making it, but we don’t need to stop giving people chances.Q: Both you and coach Saban have touched on the Power 5 conferences playing by the same rules. Is that a realistic goal?A: The five commissioners have been meeting on the NCAA governance changes and the autonomy for probably three years. There’s conversation, and certainly there’s hope that we can all operate under the same rules and guidelines. Whether we can or not remains to be seen. I’m hopeful that will happen.Q: Another big topic that continues to come up is cost of attendance. Saban said he believes schools will manipulate their numbers in order to gain a recruiting advantage. How do you see this changing recruiting and college football in general?A: This is something that I think, in general, is a good thing. The conference, and the Power 5, voted for full cost of attendance four or five years ago, and it passed. Then it got overridden by the numbers of votes that outnumbered the Power 5 conferences. If that had passed, we probably wouldn’t have some of the litigation that we have today like paying players, image and likeness rights and other things. But be that as it may, the idea that we’re going to grant student-athletes on scholarship with the full cost of attendance is a good thing.Now, I think the unintended consequences are not very good — one of them being the incentives not being in the right place. They’ve always been in the right place before because the cost of attendance has been in play for decades under federal rule. The only thing it affected was how much you could borrow on a student loan. The incentive was, for the most part, to keep it low.All of sudden now, it still serves that purpose, but it also is an amount determined to pay out to people. That makes the incentive, maybe, not to keep it low. In the history of the NCAA, it’s always been about keeping things level and keeping a level playing field — how many scholarships you can give and the value of those scholarships. The way this is set up is not necessarily the case.I think it’ll all work out over time. It’s caused a lot of consternation. It shouldn’t be used as a recruiting advantage or disadvantage. It shouldn’t be promoted that way. It shouldn’t be an advantage or disadvantage, but with the antitrust laws and the other things that are in play, it is. Again, over time, it’ll probably level out and probably be OK. The intention is to give students what it costs to go to school. Not to be able to offer more than the school down the road or the school across the country. We’ll see where it goes.Q: When we spoke last year, you were a little skeptical about (offensive coordinator) Lane Kiffin coming in. But then you were able to meet him and warm up to him. How was Year 1 with Kiffin?A: He did as good a coaching job as I’ve ever seen. What he did with Blake Sims and our offense was pretty incredible. Blake’s a good athlete, but he wasn’t a good quarterback going into (last) season. He came out of it really a good quarterback. That’s to Blake’s credit, but Lane had an awful lot to do with it. I was extremely pleased from the first game with what Lane did.Q: Are there any other facility upgrades or changes in the works?A: We did the rowing facility and opened that in the fall. We got the baseball stadium that we’re really proud of. The next is the swimming facility. It’s really old and needs a lot of help. We’re working hard to figure out how to do something with that, but that’s a challenge. There are a lot of things on the drawing boards that we’d like to do along the way. We just have to figure out where they fit on the priority list.Go Mobile, Montgomery! Download our apps here
See also:Hazard not interested in move, says JoseSolanke on standby for Arsenal clash Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger expects Gunners star Alexis Sanchez to push Eden Hazard close for the PFA Player of the Year award. Hazard has been the standout attacking player for Chelsea this season, helping Jose Mourinho’s side establish a 10-point lead at the top of the Premier League with five games to go.Wenger, whose team host Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday – the same day as the PFA awards – said: “Alexis will compete very closely with Hazard for Player of the Year.AdChoices广告“Everybody would agree that he [Hazard] has had a great season. He’s found maturity that he didn’t have before.”Hazard has been in brilliant form for Chelsea this seasonAnd Wenger urged the north London club’s fans to give their former midfielder Cesc Fabregas a warm welcome on his first return as a Chelsea player.The Spaniard had a mixed reception from Arsenal supporters during their 2-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge earlier in the season.But Wenger said: “I want Cesc to be respected. He deserves it. He is a great player.”Chelsea can as good as wrap up the title by avoiding defeat against second-placed Arsenal, who are virtually sure of a Champions League place.
Ian Holloway plans to make more changes for QPR’s trip to Aston Villa on Tuesday.The Rangers boss has chopped and changed in recent weeks, making four more changes for Friday’s 1-0 defeat at Derby.And he intends to shuffle the pack once again when his side return to action in midweek.AdChoices广告“I will do. I’ve been doing that (making changes) and it’s been working okay for us,” he said. “The lads looked despondent (after the Derby game) but I’ve got plenty who will be ready to go at Villa. “It will be another tough game for us but hopefully we can learn from this one and give a better account of ourselves.”Jamie Mackie is among those hoping to be recalled to the starting line-up, while Massimo Luongo, who picked up a knock while on international duty with Australia, will be assessed ahead of Tuesday’s match. See also:Blunt QPR are beaten at DerbyDerby v QPR player ratingsHolloway admits QPR were too direct Embed from Getty Images Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Amazon Shares: with Only £250 You Can Get a Monthly Fixed Income x Easy Way to Generate Extra Income x 20 Heartbreaking Selfies Taken Right Before Tragedy. # 10 is Insane x Last Nights Episode Left Viewers Speechless! x Final Moment: What the Cameraman Captures Next is Heartbreaking x This 70s Star Was Every Guy’s Dream Girl. Try Not to Gasp when You See Her Now! x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
There were 3 games down for decision in the County senior football championship yesterday.In New Inn it finished Ballyporeen 2-09 Ardfinnan 1-11.At full time it was Cahir 2-13 Kilsheelan Kilcash 4-4. And Clonmel Commercials ran out winners over Galtee Rovers in Golden 0-17 to 0-06.One of the Mid Tipp senior hurling Quarter Finals took place yesterday afternoon.At full time it was Drom & Inch 3-27 Clonakenny 1-11 in Templetuohy.Turning to North Tipp now, and two of the senior hurling Quarter Finals took place in Nenagh yesterday.Burgess had the edge over Ballina where it finished Ballina 2-12 Burgess 2-14.Kiladagan knocked Kilruane out of North Championship on a scoreline of Kiladangan 1-22 Kilruane McDonagh 2-16.
The fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic continues as Confederation of Central America and the Caribbean (Concacaf) has opted to cancel the Caribbean Club Championship and the Caribbean Club Shield football competitions. “Concacaf is continuing to work with its stakeholders to plan for the resumption of its suspended competitions as soon as possible,” a release from the confederation stated.“In the cases of the 2020 Concacaf Caribbean Club Shield and 2020 Flow Concacaf Caribbean Club Championship, originally due to take place in April in Curacao and May in the Dominican Republic respectively, Concacaf unfortunately has no other choice but to cancel both events,” the release added.
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FUTURE STARS—From left: Joshua Dalton, Zion Hickman, back, Caleb Dalton, middle, and Kimere Mack, after a practice for the Paulson Jr. Pirates youth baseball team in Pittsburgh. (Photo by Rob Taylor Jr.)When the Pittsburgh Pirates faced the Boston Red Sox in a make-up game at Fenway Park last Thursday (April 13), they had three Black players in the lineup: Andrew McCutchen (RF), Josh Harrison (2B) and Josh Bell (1B).You’ll hurt your eyes trying to find another team with as many Black players starting a MLB game.Of the eight starting field positions for the Pirates, three are occupied by African American players. According to MLB.com’s depth charts of all 30 teams from April 13, no other team in the National League had more than two Black starters, and only one team in the American League, the Oakland Athletics, had three. There were four teams that had no Black players as starters (Astros, Padres, Nationals, Rockies).CHARLES SAUNDERS, LOCAL RBI DIRECTORA report by USA Today revealed that African Americans made up just 8 percent of MLB opening day rosters in 2016.[pullquote]The Pittsburgh Pirates have more Blackeveryday players than any other team in the National League, but some say more must be done to keep Black youth interested in the game[/pullquote]But with McCutchen as the face of the organization over the past seven seasons, and the emergence of Harrison and Bell, does this translate into more Pittsburgh Black youth becoming interested in baseball?There are kids like Lincoln resident Caleb Dalton, 9, a member of the Paulson Jr. Pirates, who told the New Pittsburgh Courier he likes playing baseball, especially hitting. “I like how I play, and I like how I succeed in baseball,” Dalton said. “(Hitting) feels wonderful.”Caleb has a brother, Joshua, 7, also on the team. Their mother, Monique Dalton, said her sons playing baseball “teaches them discipline, following direction, team-playing, resilience and not giving up.”