Flying Vehicle – Airrahe Ultralights http://airrahe-ultralights.com/ Mon, 01 Aug 2022 18:29:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 http://airrahe-ultralights.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-6.png Flying Vehicle – Airrahe Ultralights http://airrahe-ultralights.com/ 32 32 Jaguar I-Pace catches fire again – is this another Bolt EV battery fire situation? http://airrahe-ultralights.com/jaguar-i-pace-catches-fire-again-is-this-another-bolt-ev-battery-fire-situation/ Mon, 01 Aug 2022 17:55:00 +0000 http://airrahe-ultralights.com/jaguar-i-pace-catches-fire-again-is-this-another-bolt-ev-battery-fire-situation/

Another Jaguar I-Pace battery caught fire without any accident after simply being charged in a garage. This is the fourth known I-Pace battery fire that appears to have started on its own, which is starting to matter considering the relatively low number of units on the roads.

Jaguar also uses LG battery cells like the Bolt EV and Kona EV, both of which have been recalled for battery fire hazards. Is this another Bolt EV battery fire situation?

The I-Pace is Jaguar’s first and only fully electric vehicle.

It was released in 2018 and we positively reviewed the vehicle for its sporty design in addition to its decent range and load capacity back then, but that was a few years ago.

The vehicle has hardly been updated in the past four years and is now showing its age. But now there could be an even bigger problem with the electric SUV.

In 2020, Gonzalo Salazar bought a new 2019 Jaguar I-Pace in Florida; he had been driving the electric car without issue for a few years until an incident in June 2022. Salazar described the incident in an email to Electrek:

On June 16, I plugged the car in before going to bed. On the morning of June 17, I woke up and unplugged the car. Later in the morning, I decided to run some errands. I drove about 12 miles that morning before driving home and parking the car in the garage, leaving the garage door open. While I was doing things around the house, I heard pops coming from the garage. I decided to go and see where the noises were coming from, and when I entered the garage, I faced a thick wall of smoke. I immediately thought, “When there is smoke, there is fire”, and I have to get the car out of the garage of the house.

Wanting to protect his home and the animals that lived there, Salazar decided to see if he could get the I-Pace out, even though he was smoking. Amazingly, he was able to walk from his garage to the residential street in front of his house.

He continued:

I went back home to get my phone and also noticed that all the smoke in the garage had now filled my whole house because the AC unit was right next to the garage door. As I was trying to clear my house of the smoke, I called Jaguar Roadside Assistance to have the car picked up. When I ended the conversation with them there were more pops, but this time it was followed by a fire under the car. I then called 911 to come help with the situation. But it wasn’t a slow burn, once the fire started there were several bangs and the car was quickly engulfed in flames.

Here’s a video Salazar’s neighbor took of the vehicle after it was completely engulfed in fire:

Firefighters showed up and poured fire retardant foam over the vehicle until the fire was out:

There was debris flying everywhere so I kept my distance. After firefighters poured in a special foam extinguisher for what seemed like a long time, the car was still making a humming noise coming from the front of the car.

Salazar shared some photos of the aftermath with Electrek:

Salazar was unimpressed with how the aftermath of the incident was handled. Jaguar came to pick up what was left of the car, but had to clean up a lot of debris from the street himself.

Then came the fire investigation. salazar said Electrek:

My insurance company sent a forensic specialist, did their investigation and declared the car a total loss. Jaguar, on the other hand, is not helpful at all, stating that they must carry out their own investigation, but due to the risk of reigniting the fire, they are unable to find a place where they can lift the car. , so their “investigation” is suspended and they take no responsibility for what happened.

Statistics now show that electric car fires are no more common than gasoline car fires; However, there are some issues with electric car fires that need more attention.

The media often draws unwarranted attention to electric vehicles, especially Tesla vehicles, which catch fire after high-speed crashes, which is also quite common with gas-powered vehicles.

Where EV fires require special attention is when the EV battery ignites on its own without any accident or clear external factor, as appears to be the case with the I-Pace by Salazar.

This is also what happened with the Chevy Bolt EV. Several fires that occurred while electric cars were just being parked or being charged raised questions about the vehicle’s battery, later leading to a fault found in the LG Chem battery cells used to make these batteries.

Chevy and Hyundai – which also used LG Chem cells in the Kona EV – both ended up issuing massive recalls over it. In the case of the former, it took a lot of pressure, including lots of reports from Electrek, to finally replace the battery modules.

In the case of the Jaguar I-Pace, the automaker also uses LG pocket battery cells in its electric vehicle:

Now, a single battery fire wouldn’t trigger an alarm, but Salazar’s I-Pace isn’t the first to ignite under similar circumstances.

Electrek reported that an early I-Pace caught fire while parked in a driveway in the Netherlands in 2018. Last year, another I-Pace caught fire while parked in a driveway in Oregon. Another one Jaguar I-Pace caught fire while charging in Hungary last October.

Consequently, Salazar’s I-Pace is the fourth known I-Pace to catch fire while parked or charging.

While that’s not as many as the 17 known Bolt EV battery fires, it’s still a decent number considering there are just over 50,000 I-Pace EVs on the road today. today. By comparison, GM has delivered over 120,000 Chevy Bolt EVs.

Electrek contacted Jaguar about the Salazar I-Pace fire and asked if the automaker had looked into a connection between these four battery fires, particularly in regards to their LG battery cells.

Jaguar declined to answer our questions and responded with this statement:

Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC is committed to the safety of its customers and we are aware of this I-PACE incident in Boynton Beach, FL. We have been in contact and are cooperating with the adjuster from the customer’s insurance company regarding an inspection of the vehicle. JLRNA is unable to comment further on your questions until the investigation is complete.

As previously reported, Jaguar had told Salazar he was unable to find a place to inspect the vehicle.

Now it’s already gone Copart Salvage Vehicles Website.

Electrek’s Grasp

I want to clarify that fires are not a big risk for electric vehicles; it is entirely possible to make a safe battery with good battery cells that will not ignite on their own. Again, as mentioned earlier, a vehicle catching fire after an accident is a different thing and certainly not unique to electric vehicles.

But those types of incidents where an EV catches fire on its own while parked or charging are definitely something that needs to be looked into and may lead to a recall, as in the case of the Bolt EV.

Hopefully Jaguar is actively addressing this issue, as it now has three fires under similar circumstances in the past year with, again, a relatively small number of cars on the road. That could be a problem.

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Expo 2025 Osaka gains momentum with 130 nations on guest list so far http://airrahe-ultralights.com/expo-2025-osaka-gains-momentum-with-130-nations-on-guest-list-so-far/ Sat, 30 Jul 2022 23:32:00 +0000 http://airrahe-ultralights.com/expo-2025-osaka-gains-momentum-with-130-nations-on-guest-list-so-far/

Expo 2025 in Osaka, western Japan, is gaining momentum as 130 countries and regions have confirmed their participation in the global event so far after marking 1,000 days until the opening.

Hungary, Fiji, Mauritius and Mauritania on Friday joined 126 countries and regions as well as eight international organizations, such as the United Nations, which have already confirmed their participation in the event.

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida (1st row, 2nd from right) attends an event in Tokyo to promote the 2025 World Expo in Osaka on July 18, 2022, 1,000 days before its opening. (Kyōdo) == Kyōdo

On July 18, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida participated in a “1,000 Days to the End!” conference. event in Tokyo and said, “Using in a new era through advanced technologies, I would like to make this (the Osaka exhibition) an opportunity to solve social problems.”

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida speaks during an event in Tokyo to promote the 2025 World Expo in Osaka on July 18, 2022, 1,000 days before its opening. (Kyōdo) == Kyōdo

The Expo’s official character nickname was announced as “Myaku-Myaku”, selected from more than 33,000 submitted nominations, at the event, while a countdown ceremony was held on the same day in the host city of Osaka.

In Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture, adjacent to Osaka Prefecture, a demonstration flight of a “flying car” was held in front of guests from the prefectural government and businesses.

The 5.7 meter long, 5.6 meter wide and 1.7 meter high vehicle with a capacity of two people climbed about 30 meters above the ground and successfully flew a distance of about 840 meters without anyone on board.

It is scheduled to be in service at Expo 2025, which will be held from April 13 to October 13 under the central theme “Designing the future society for our lives”.

In an online meeting Thursday of the National Governors Association, Kenji Wakamiya, minister for the 2025 World Expo, said the expo would be an “ideal opportunity to revitalize local economies.”

Osaka Governor Hirofumi Yoshimura said, “I hope local charms will be spread through the Expo,” asking other governors to cooperate in making the event a success.

Yoshimura also expressed his desire to create a framework similar to a host city program, through which locals and Expo 2025 visitors can mingle and foster friendship.

The Japanese government aims to attract participation from 150 countries and regions, as well as 25 international organizations, to the World Expo.


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The 10 Coolest Anime Vehicles, Ranked http://airrahe-ultralights.com/the-10-coolest-anime-vehicles-ranked/ Fri, 29 Jul 2022 00:00:00 +0000 http://airrahe-ultralights.com/the-10-coolest-anime-vehicles-ranked/

For an anime to resonate with its fans, it must at least have a compelling story, stunning visuals, or a relatable cast. These characters will need to have diverse personalities, but fans easily connect with those who exude charisma and coolness. However, the freshness is not always limited to the characters alone.



RELATED: The 10 Coolest Anime Characters With Sunglasses, Ranked

Places, objects and even vehicles can have a huge impact if presented and represented in the right way. In fact, there are plenty of anime vehicles that stand out, whether they’re from universally popular or lesser-known anime. If featured in thrilling situations or simply owned by a popular character, a vehicle can easily be considered cool.

ten The Arcadia is more impressive than the titular train (Galaxy Express 999)

galaxy express 999 is a space opera based on the original manga written by Leiji Matsumoto. An anime series adaptation was made in the late 1970s with several films following suit. While the holder galaxy express 999 the train is the main focus as Tetsurou Hoshino uses it to travel the universe, there is another vehicle that hits a more imposing and memorable figure.

The Arcadia is a pirate spaceship with Captain Harlock at the helm. His formidable skull and crossbones in the front and side complete the menacing look as his presence commands the space.

9 The F-1 deserves more screen time than an appearance in a short film (Tailenders)

Tailenders The premise is interesting, even if this animated short doesn’t necessarily have the reviews or popularity to prove it. Tomoe Shiro has a promising career ahead of him as an established racer, before an accident nearly kills him. His heart is replaced by his car’s engine, but his weakened condition restricts his ability to race.

The F-1 is the car in question. It holds spectacular power and speed and looks immaculate when in full swing. It might not exactly be a full showcase in this short. Red line-like a movie, but it’s still a particularly cool anime vehicle.

8 It doesn’t get much colder than a huge battleship flying through space (Space Battleship Yamato)

Space Battleship Yamato was originally released in 1974, making it one of the early inspirations for the wave of space anime that duly followed. The titular ship is made from the ruins of a World War II battleship, found and trained by the fleeing inhabitants of Earth.

RELATED: 9 Best Anime For Fans Of The Alien Movies

The Yamato is as important as any of the other main characters, as he performs incredible feats across the board. It can reach unfathomable speeds, while battering its foes with ferocious firepower expected from a massive battleship. This spaceship is extremely important in the history of space anime, but it is also a beautiful battleship.

seven The Trans Am is suitably cool for the protagonist of Redline (Redline)

Red line is one of the best racing anime movies out there, with its fast-paced action and thrilling visuals. Having such a reputation gives certain expectations of the vehicles on display and this duly responds. Protagonist JP, also known as Sweet JP, drives a heavily modified Trans AM 20000 WR.

This yellow beast is as efficient as it looks, using unprecedented power to excel in dangerous conditions. It ultimately makes perfect sense for a cool character like JP to have such a car, as it reflects and suits his personality.

6 The concept of the chatbus is a creative genius (my neighbor Totoro)

Cool vehicles stand out, whether it’s a flashy exterior, exciting technology and gadgets, or just a unique concept. The cat-bus in My Neighbor Totoro definitely stands out. As the name suggests, this is a cat capable of transporting people thanks to its bus design.

RELATED: The 10 Best Ghibli Characters, Ranked By Power

He has a cheeky smile that can only be compared to that of the Cheshire Cat of Alice in Wonderland. It’s a great example of a bizarre concept executed to perfection. Despite its minimal inclusion in My Neighbor Totoroit’s still one of the most recognizable Studio Ghibli characters.

5 The Thousand Sunny is an incredibly versatile ship (One Piece)

After the destruction of the Going Merry, the Straw Hat Pirates obtain a new ship, called the Thousand Sunny. The Sunny is a notable upgrade on their previous ship, all nostalgic accessories aside.

It has more presence, while having an intimate and aesthetic feel. It has stronger firepower than before and is generally the perfect ship for their now much larger crew. This is definitely one of the best and coolest vehicles in anime.


4 Kaneda’s bike is iconic (Akira)

Akira will forever be remembered as one of the greatest animated films of all time. Released in 1988, it was ahead of its time with its dramatic style and attention to detail. It thrives on its flashy and sometimes grotesque visuals, but remained a cyberpunk spectacle throughout.

RELATED: 10 Anime To Watch While Watching Cyberpunk: Edgerunners

Kaneda’s motorcycle is the epitome of the fast pace that Akira has. The flashy and incredibly powerful red motorcycle is now synonymous with this exceptional film.

3 Spike’s Swordfish II is incredibly fast (Cowboy Bebop)

In cowboy bebop, the Bebop ship itself is remembered as one of the greatest animated spaceships of all time. It’s where the gang has a lot of its weirdest and most wonderful interactions, and takes them wherever they need to go. Yet despite all that, in terms of looking the coolest in action, it’s surpassed by the Swordfish II Racer.

This ship is Spike Spiegel’s own, having been given to him by Doohan. The Swordfish II is perfect for fast-paced battles both in the depths of space and closer to the ground. It takes a beating due to Spike’s aggressive approach to situations, but it looks cool throughout.


2 The Mach 5 is the coolest anime car (Speed ​​Racer)

speed raceralso known as Macho GoGoGonever quite hit the mark with either of its animated adaptations, both in the 1960s and late 1990s. However, they do feature the Mach 5, easily the most cool of the whole franchise.

Along with its retro-futuristic looks and flashy exterior, the Mach 5 has a powerful engine and several cool gadgets. The vehicle is significantly advanced for its time and deserves recognition as one of the coolest and most iconic cars in anime.

1 The Flying Nimbus is exceptional in its simplicity and execution (Dragon Ball)

dragonballThe wacky creativity of is what has shaped most modern anime fans’ love of the medium, since childhood. Everything from Goku’s power to over-the-top interactions is looked upon with great affection.

The Flying Nimbus is Goku’s mode of transportation before he realizes his true power and potential. Although it’s the simple concept of standing on a cloud, the Flying Nimbus has become synonymous with early Goku. It is an interesting alternative to other modes of air transport and fits perfectly into the dragonball aesthetic.

NEXT: 10 Fastest Attacks In Dragon Ball Z

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Analysis by Julie Dautermann, Competitive Intelligence Analyst

This report helps automotive suppliers inform their legal and operational decisions to help them address challenges and seize opportunities.

Key developments

  • Foley & Lardner Cover federal legislative and regulatory developments impacting autonomous and electric vehicles, as well as semiconductors and other supply chain challenges, at OESA Mobility Providers Forum on August 25, 2022 at SRI International in Silicon Valley. OESA members and guests can register HERE to participate.
  • S&P Global Mobility projects Global production of light vehicles in 2022 will reach 80.8 million unitswhile noting that a near-term pickup in demand in Greater China is being offset by broader indications of “deteriorating economic conditions.”
  • Inventory of new light vehicles in the United States was estimated at 1.12 million units at the end of June, representing a 38-day supply, according to the analysis of Cox Automotive.
  • As part of an effort to mitigate costs, Reuters reports Toyota will postpone plans to unilaterally demand lower prices from suppliers this year.
  • Volkswagen Group announcement the departure of CEO Herbert Diess following a vote by the supervisory board. Diess will be replaced by Porsche CEO Oliver Blume.
  • Bosch intends to invest 3 billion euros in its semiconductor business by 2026, in areas such as testing, research and production.
  • The US Senate can vote this week on legislation to fund the semiconductor industryas part of a larger package designed to increase the country’s competitiveness with China.
  • Electric vehicles and low-emission technologies:
    • A Foley & Lardner blog post shares key takeaways regarding the upward trend in hydrogen fuel cell patent applications.
    • Ford could cut 4,000 to 8,000 employees to position the company for the transition to electric vehicles, according to unconfirmed reports in The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg.
    • According analysis speak Automotive Research Centercar manufacturers have announced $24 billion in electric vehicle investments in the first five months of 2022nearly double the amount for the same period last year.
    • Ford announcement details of his battery capacity plannotably that it has secured 100% of the battery cell capacity needed to achieve a production target of 600,000 EVs in 2023, and 70% of the capacity required to produce 2 million EVs by 2026.
    • BloombergNEF predicts world battery prices will increase this year for the first time in over a decadeincreasing slightly to an average of $135/kWh from $132/kWh in 2021, according to data taken from Utility diving. The increase is the result of supply chain challenges, as well as inflation and rising commodity prices.

Market trends and regulations

  • GM and Ford petitioned NHTSA obtain temporary waivers for the inclusion of certain types of controls in vehicles equipped with an automated driving system intended for limited uses such as carpooling and delivery services.

OEMs/suppliers

  • Continental will invest more than $40 million to build a hydraulic hose plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, with plans to begin production in 2024.
  • The global shortage of semiconductors is described as “more acute” in China because the nation is “almost entirely” dependent on chips imported from Taiwan, Europe and the United States, according to a report published in Reuters.
  • Stellantide will end a joint venture with the Chinese automaker GAC (which produced Jeep vehicles) due to a decision to pursue an “asset-light” approach in the country, as well as “lack of progress” with previous plans to secure a majority stake in the business.
  • Semiconductor manufacturer SkyWater Technology Inc. announcement plans to invest $1.8 billion in a chip research and manufacturing facility in Indiana. SkyWater serves a range of markets, including the automotive industry.

Connected/Autonomous Vehicles and Mobility Services

  • ABI research projects last mile delivery revenue will rise from $70 million in 2022 to $670 million in 2030, according to estimates taken from Handling and logistics. Growth opportunities are expected for autonomous delivery vehicles as companies increase in size amid growing customer interest in fast, contactless delivery.

Electric vehicles and low-emission technologies

  • The US Postal Service announcement at least 40% of its new Next Generation Delivery Vehicles (NGDV) and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) vehicles will be BEVwhich is a significant increase from previous targets set out in its multi-billion dollar initiative to replace its fleet.
  • Amazon started deliveries using custom electric vans of Rivian in more than a dozen cities, with the goal of using the vehicles in more than 100 cities by the end of the year.
  • walmart signed an agreement purchase 4,500 electric delivery vans from Canou, with the possibility of purchasing up to 10,000 units. Walmart is expected to receive the first deliveries of Canoo’s Lifestyle delivery vehicle in 2023.
  • panasonic will invest up to $4 billion to build a new electric vehicle battery plant in De Soto, Kansas that will employ up to 4,000 workers. The company received a total incentive package valued at $829.2 million.
  • redwood materials plans to invest $3.5 billion in a new battery materials plant outside of Reno, Nevada. The company has EV battery partnerships with automakers including volkswagen and Toyota.
  • GM is partnership with EVgo and Pilot to install 2,000 fast chargers in up to 500 Pilot and Flying J locations, and the first chargers will be operational early next year.
  • Federal Highway Administration officials and emergency responders cited in Transportation topics highlighted the need for increased training to effectively extinguish EV battery ignites.
  • The Wall Street Journal reports that warehouse developers know more requests for the installation of charging stations in distribution centerssignaling growing interest in electrification among logistics companies.
  • The New York Times featured a number of companies that are beginning to ramp up production to expand the testing process for next generation battery cells designed to improve charging speed and vehicle range.
  • The US Department of Energy intends to provide a $2.5 billion conditional loan to a joint venture between GM and LG Energy Solutions to help fund upcoming battery cell manufacturing facilities in Ohio, Tennessee and Michigan.
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Vehicle hits swimmers at Daytona Beach; reported injuries http://airrahe-ultralights.com/vehicle-hits-swimmers-at-daytona-beach-reported-injuries/ Sun, 24 Jul 2022 22:26:00 +0000 http://airrahe-ultralights.com/vehicle-hits-swimmers-at-daytona-beach-reported-injuries/

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — A car crashed into the ocean while on approach to Daytona Beach, and injuries were reported.


The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said the incident happened just before 5 p.m. Sunday. Authorities remained at the scene into the evening.

Our news gathering partner, the Daytona Beach News-Journal, said there were at least four woundedadding that a child was among the injured.

The vehicle crashed into the ocean on the approach to International Speed ​​​​Boulevard Beach at 300 Atlantic Avenue.

A witness told Spectrum News 13 that the car drove through a gate and onto the beach, hitting bathers and eventually falling into the water. The white Nissan Altima had front end damage, according to Spectrum News reporter Brandon T. Jones.

There was a general sense of shock that something like this could take place on a beach.

“I was standing right next to it, mate. I was standing right next to it. It took off right next to us. It was a good 80 to 90 miles per hour,” witness Richie DeLagarza said. “He didn’t slow down. Everyone was running as if something bad had happened.

Another witness told the News-Journal that the car destroyed a toll booth as it headed for the ocean. Photos from the scene showed debris strewn across the beach.

Hours after the crash, a tow truck was able to drive to the beach and remove the vehicle, Jones reported.

The News-Journal said the child was taken to hospital for treatment.

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Senator Cramer discusses national security concerns over purchase of Fufeng farmland near Grand Forks Air Force Base over US reports http://airrahe-ultralights.com/senator-cramer-discusses-national-security-concerns-over-purchase-of-fufeng-farmland-near-grand-forks-air-force-base-over-us-reports/ Fri, 22 Jul 2022 23:36:51 +0000 http://airrahe-ultralights.com/senator-cramer-discusses-national-security-concerns-over-purchase-of-fufeng-farmland-near-grand-forks-air-force-base-over-us-reports/

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-ND), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, excerpts and a full video are below.

On national security concerns:

“I’m worried about this because China has proven they’re both capable and more than willing to steal intellectual property, intercept data, and they’re very good at it. Grand Forks isn’t only a major intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance base, it’s a reconnaissance wing that flies Global Hawks We recently cut the ribbon for a new satellite ground station for low earth orbit satellites that will soon provide communications in the skies. The future of Grand Forks Air Force Base is… the next generation of ISR flying vehicles – unmanned aerial systems. So it’s a very important base.

“On the agricultural side, we see China buying more and more from the US food supply chain. Today we produce far more food than we consume and we are happy to sell it to hungry people all over the world. We are very good at that. But when the supply chain becomes more captive, not only to foreign ownership, but also to foreign adversaries like China who have demonstrated not to be trusted with supply chains. We just went through a pandemic that exposed a lot of that. I’m just not very comfortable with the Chinese Communist Party controlling so much of our supply chains. The food supply, the energy supply, the pharmaceutical supply, that’s all part of national security.

On the need for a CFIUS review of the Fufeng farmland purchase:

“A lot of this came to light when Senators Rubio, Hoeven and I requested a review by CFIUS – CFIUS being the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. We sent a letter to the chair of the committee, which is of course Janet Yellen, Secretary of the Treasury. It is made up of approximately 14 Cabinet and White House officials in intelligence, law enforcement and security agencies. They will identify major concerns, minor concerns , or maybe there is no concern… I am quite confident that there will be a lot of concerns raised by intelligence, defense and security forces and these will be heard at the local level.

On the City of Grand Forks’ guardrails and recoveries:

“The community of Grand Forks has done a great job installing guardrails and salvages. Communities need to protect themselves against the kind of predatory investment that China has proven to be very good at. [Grand Forks]are very well protected in their assets. So I’m confident that everything will turn out fine and that in the end we will have a unified community that will support the final decision.

On China as a nefarious partner:

“If China does not benefit from an investment in North Dakota, why would it make an investment in North Dakota? That would be my first question. Obviously, China benefits from this, and when you see what it does with its money in terms of economic dominance, in terms of modernizing its own army. As you know, they are great at technology transfer, intellectual property theft, and with that they have developed their own hypersonic missile systems and other high tech defenses. China is taking advantage of this.

“China today has turned out to be a very nefarious China. Rather than inviting them into our backyard, we should have more of a strategic decoupling of our relationship with China. [We ought to] working more closely with our allies, Western nations and other Asian nations that share our values ​​rather than having a partner so close to us that we cannot trust.





































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Classic cars, vintage planes and country music fill Mansfield’s fantastic last Friday weekend http://airrahe-ultralights.com/classic-cars-vintage-planes-and-country-music-fill-mansfields-fantastic-last-friday-weekend/ Wed, 20 Jul 2022 17:06:44 +0000 http://airrahe-ultralights.com/classic-cars-vintage-planes-and-country-music-fill-mansfields-fantastic-last-friday-weekend/

MANSFIELD—Travellers will want to plan a trip to Mansfield from August 26-28, when a weekend filled with fantastic times offers plenty of opportunities to make memories with family and friends. The action really begins on Wednesday, when the Air Power History Tour’s rare and massive World War II planes fly into Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport. Last Friday’s live concert at the Brickyard and the Heart of the City Cruise-In round out the weekend fun.

Mansfield Lahm Airport Day

The first of what is expected to be an annual event in Mansfield will feature the region’s updated Mansfield Lahm Airport on Saturday, August 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Designed to spark young people’s interest in aviation, free flights Young Eagles are offered to participants ages 8-13 who have never flown, starting at 9:30 a.m. Registration for these limited flights is recommended and opens at 1 p.m. on August 19 on yeday.org . A food truck rally will host nearly a dozen different offerings, while special KidsZone bouncy houses and interactive inflatables are operated by members of the Civil Air Patrol. A space presenting the companies of the Mansfield Lahm airport will present all the novelties of the airport.

From August 24-28, the sights, sounds and stories of WWII aviation come to the airport as the AirPower History Tour brings five of the era’s most important aircraft to the main ramp from the terminal. The tour is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and admission is $20 for adults, $10 for youth 11-17, and free for children 10 and under. Details and tickets are available at airpowersquadron.org/mansfield-ohio. Presented by the Commemorative Air Force, the tour gives visitors a rare opportunity to see the planes up close and tour the cockpits of the B-29 and B-24 when the planes aren’t flying. CAF is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to honoring the history of American military aviation by keeping these majestic aircraft in flight and through exhibits and memorabilia. A highlight is a ride aboard one of the five iconic aircraft of the 1930s-1940s. Advance reservations are recommended, with 20- and 40-minute ride prices ranging from $299 to $3,700/person. Rides are available in the B-29 Superfortress “Fifi”, B-24 Liberator “Diamond Lil”, T-6 Texan; PT-13 Stearman and P-51 Mustang “Gunfighter”. Schedules and reservations are available online at airpowersquadron.org/book.

Last Fridays concert at the Brickyard:

The hugely popular Final Friday Concert Series takes place in the Carousel District of historic downtown Mansfield. On Friday, August 26, 2022, a lineup from across the country includes Jose Sanchez, Tom’s Kitchen Table and County Line, who take to the Brickyard Stage at 5:30 p.m. Guests often bring their own chairs to this outdoor arts and culture venue popular, where local craft beer and food trucks draw lines of hungry and thirsty music lovers. Once a bustling commercial and warehouse district, the area has faded away, leaving decaying old industrial buildings, which are long past their prime. Local visionaries developed the Brickyard to create a cultural hub downtown. Today, a live music scene, farmers’ markets and pop-up shops have replaced the mass demolition of cluttered alleys and piles of bricks.

Cruise in the heart of the city:

The 25th Anniversary Heart of the City Cruise-In rolls into downtown Mansfield on Saturday, August 27 at noon and runs until 8 p.m. trophies, favorite shows, 50/50 raffle, live music and great food. Come rain or shine, attendees to this huge vintage car show ride up SR 13 from Central Park. With the hundreds of cars lined up to strut around, the parade will feature every antique vehicle imaginable, as well as modern stunners, from a 1920s Model T, 1933 Plymouth PD Coupe or Ford Shelby 1964 GT350 to a rare 1964 Chevy. Corvair Rampside, a 1920s Packard Roaster or the 1957 Chevy 210. Live entertainment will have some of the same vintage flair, with local rock bands from the 1960s Ohio Express , Music Explosion and The Cyrkle, as well as cover band Journey Departure. Anyone who wants to show off their vehicle can register for the show at 9 a.m. for $15.

A destination like no other, Mansfield, Ohio offers unusual travel adventures and experiences, such as spending the night in a haunted former state prison where Hollywood blockbuster movies are filmed, world-class motorsports, skiing, hiking, biking, golf and many activities. other outdoor adventures attract families and visitors of all ages. Full visitor information, accommodation details and free tourist guides are available at destinationmansfield.com.

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Multi-Million Jewels Stolen From Security Truck At California Rest Area | American crime http://airrahe-ultralights.com/multi-million-jewels-stolen-from-security-truck-at-california-rest-area-american-crime/ Tue, 19 Jul 2022 01:14:00 +0000 http://airrahe-ultralights.com/multi-million-jewels-stolen-from-security-truck-at-california-rest-area-american-crime/

Thieves in California stole millions of dollars worth of jewelry and gemstones after they broke into an unattended security vehicle as it returned from a jewelry show, police said.

The theft took place last week at a remote Southern California rest area, authorities said Monday, after the vehicle’s two armed guards drove away.

The tractor-trailer, which is owned by security company Brinks, had traveled overnight from a jewelry salon in the San Francisco Bay Area to the Los Angeles area for another event. According to Michael Mileski, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Sergeant, it was not immediately clear if the suspects had followed the vehicle throughout its 375-mile (604 km) journey or if they had come across it at the rest area. of rest in a crime of opportunity.

Guards reported the heist around 2 a.m. on July 11 after noticing the trailer lock had been tampered with, Mileski said. Investigators are trying to determine how the lock was broken.

It was not immediately clear how long guards left the vehicle unattended at the Flying J gas station and truck stop in the unincorporated community of Lebec, about 121 km north of downtown Los Angeles. .

The merchandise had been loaded into the truck late July 10 after an exhibition hosted by the International Gem and Jewelry Show in San Mateo, south of San Francisco, said group manager Brandy Swanson. He was heading to an event at the Pasadena Convention Center, just northeast of Los Angeles, she said.

While Swanson said 18 victims reported more than $100 million in losses, Brinks said the stolen items were worth less than $10 million.

“Based on information customers provided to us prior to shipping their items, the total value of missing items is less than $10 million,” Brinks said in a statement. “We are working with law enforcement and will fully reimburse our customers for the value of their assets that were stolen, in accordance with the terms of our contract.”

Brinks and representatives of the International Gem and Jewelry Show did not immediately respond to requests for comment Monday afternoon.

Swanson said sellers who travel between jewelry shows typically underinsure their merchandise because they can’t afford to fully insure it.

“That’s where the gap comes in. They’re mom-and-pop operators,” Swanson said. “They are devastated. Some of these people have lost all their means of subsistence.

Mileski said detectives currently estimate the theft at $10 million, based on insurance, but they expect the amount to climb. Investigators are reviewing video footage from local businesses to see if the crime was recorded. The sergeant said several suspects allegedly carried out the heist.

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Mass shooting in downtown Grand Rapids; 4 shots, suspect on the run http://airrahe-ultralights.com/mass-shooting-in-downtown-grand-rapids-4-shots-suspect-on-the-run/ Sun, 17 Jul 2022 08:35:09 +0000 http://airrahe-ultralights.com/mass-shooting-in-downtown-grand-rapids-4-shots-suspect-on-the-run/

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Police are at the scene of a mass shooting in downtown Grand Rapids. The police chief said four people were shot and injured.

It happened around 1:30 a.m. near the “Grand Woods Lounge” at Cesar E. Chavez Ave. and Oakes St. SW.

Grand Rapids Police Chief Eric Winstrom said four people were shot. Three are males. One is a female. One is in critical condition. According to the police, three of the victim’s injuries are considered not to be life-threatening.

Roads in the immediate area are blocked as investigators work at the scene.

A FOX 17 crew sees a vehicle with two bullet holes. An Uber driver was waiting to pick someone up when the vehicle was hit.

The driver says a fight broke out just outside the Grand Woods Lounge. He said that within minutes gunshots came from across the street and “bullets were flying everywhere”.

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Police said officers heard the gunshots because they were working on a traffic accident a block away.

If you know anything about the case, please call Grand Rapids Police Detectives at (616) 456-3380 or advice can be sent anonymously through Silent Observer at (616) 774-2345 or online at www.silentobserver.org

This is a developing story. Check back for updates and tune in to live reports on FOX 17 Morning News.

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The trampoline is now international: NASA and Roscosmos agree to swap seats http://airrahe-ultralights.com/the-trampoline-is-now-international-nasa-and-roscosmos-agree-to-swap-seats/ Fri, 15 Jul 2022 14:00:56 +0000 http://airrahe-ultralights.com/the-trampoline-is-now-international-nasa-and-roscosmos-agree-to-swap-seats/
Enlarge / Anna Kikina will be the fifth Russian woman to go into space.

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NASA and its Russian counterpart, Roscosmos, have formally agreed to swap seats on four upcoming missions to the International Space Station. The first missions – with a Russian on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon and an American on Soyuz vehicles – will fly in September.

“Flying Embedded Crews ensure there are properly trained crew members aboard the station for essential maintenance and spacewalks,” NASA spokesman Josh Finch said. in a press release. “It also protects against contingencies such as a problem with a crew spacecraft, serious crew medical issues, or an emergency on board the station that requires a crew and their assigned vehicle. return to Earth sooner than expected.”

As planned, NASA astronaut Frank Rubio will fly alongside cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitry Petelin on the Soyuz MS-22 mission, scheduled to launch September 21 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Additionally, NASA’s Loral O’Hara will fly with cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Nikolai Chub on the Soyuz MS-23 mission next spring.

Meanwhile, cosmonaut Anna Kikina will fly with NASA astronauts Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada and Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata on the Crew-5 mission in September. Cosmonaut Andrey Fedyaev will join NASA astronauts Steve Bowen and Woody Hoburg on the Crew-6 mission next spring.

“The cashless arrangement includes transportation to and from the International Space Station and full mission support, including all training and preparation necessary for launch, flight operations, landing and services. crew rescue,” Finch said.

The announcement came Friday morning shortly after the Kremlin announced that Roscosmos Director General Dmitry Rogozin had been removed from his post. Former Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borissov will replace Rogozin. During his four-year tenure, Rogozin had an extremely difficult relationship with his Western counterparts and always seemed more interested in currying favor with Russian President Vladimir Putin than working to advance space station efforts. .

The timing of Friday’s announcement was coincidental, a source said. However, NASA will not mourn the loss of Rogozin, who has become increasingly belligerent since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and has made numerous threats regarding Russian participation in the station. NASA officials said they had good working relationships with other senior administrators inside Roscosmos, which helped them move the seat-swap deal forward despite the messy leadership of Rogozin.

Embedded crews have been the norm throughout the International Space Station program, and they are an important symbol of Russian-U.S. cooperation despite geopolitical tensions. A Russian cosmonaut, Sergei Krikalev, was the first Russian to fly in an American space vehicle, aboard NASA’s Space Shuttle in 1994. A year later, NASA astronaut Norman Thagard flew to the Mir space station aboard a Soyuz vehicle.

After the space shuttle was retired in 2011, NASA had to rely on Russia to transport the crew to the space station. Although Russia ultimately charged NASA around $90 million for a seat, the country held its end of the bargain by providing reliable transportation. NASA no longer needs Russia for this, however, with Crew Dragon coming online as an operational spacecraft. Kikina will become the first Russian to launch on an American vehicle other than the space shuttle.

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